The contract covers the installation of flowlines and wellhead installations for Adco. The successful contractor will be employed on an on-call basis, carrying out work as and when required.

The scheme covers the Sahil, Asab and Shah (SAS) fields, and is a precursor to the multi-billion-dollar SAS full-field development, which is under bidding.

Abu Dhabi-based Al-Husam is believed to have made the best offer among the eight bids to be submitted. The other bidders include Lebanon’s CAT, Oman’s Galfar Engineering & Contracting, the local Matrix, India’s Punj Lloyd, and the local Bin Frieh (MEED 14:4:08).

A formal award is expected soon.

The consultants on the project are Canada’s Veco and the UK’s Mott MacDonald (MEED 24:3:08).