Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) has received commercial proposals from more than 10 companies to build a gas pipeline linking Yas Island to Mina Zayed port, according to a source bidding on the contract.

The project includes a 24-inch, 45-kilometre pipeline and associated facilities, which will supply gas to the existing natural gas vehicle-filling station at the port by 2015.

The companies that submitted commercial engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) bids by the 10 March deadline for the estimated $45m contract are:

  • Al-Jaber Group (UAE)
  • Alsa E&C (UAE)
  • Attila Dogan (Turkey)
  • CAT Group (Lebanon)
  • China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
  • Delma Engineering Projects Company (UAE)/Jaihind Projects (India)
  • Essar (India)
  • Galfar Engineering and Contracting (Oman)/Tecton E&C (UAE)
  • Kazstroyservice (Russia)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • Petrojet (Egypt)
  • Sicon Oil & Gas (Italy)

US-based CH2M Hill carried out the front-end engineering and design (feed) phase of the project, completing it in the third quarter of 2012.

Formed in 1978, Gasco is a joint venture of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and three international oil companies: UK/Dutch Shell Group, France’s Total and Portugal’s Partex.