The project aims to produce and process more than 700 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of non-associated gas from the offshore Umm Shaif field. The processing will take place at Das island, Ruwais and Habshan.

Eight international contractors are understood to have been invited to bid for the lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, which has an estimated cost of $1.5-2bn. They are Dodsal, Petrofac International and National Petroleum Construction Company, all UAE-based, Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, Larsen & Tourbo and Punj Lloyd, both of India, Italy’s Saipem, and Paris-based Technip.

The contract covers the construction of process facilities and utilities on Das island, including a gas-receiving unit, three 250 million-cf/d triethylene glycol dehydration trains, three 250 million-cf/d gas compression trains, a gas treating unit, a jetty, and common utility and offsite systems.

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco) has already tendered the four main onshore packages, with a technical bid dead-line of mid-September, although this is likely to be extended (MEED 11:7:08).

A fifth package, covering the installation of facilities to extract gas from Umm Shaif, has already been tendered.