Al-Kawther contract awarded

29 July 2005
The team of UAE-based Petrofac Internationaland the local Galfar Engineering & Contractinghas been awarded the combined front-end engineering and design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on the Al-Kawther gas gathering project. The value of the Petroleum Development Omancontract is $248 million (MEED 17:6:05).

Petrofac/Galfar's main competitor for the contract was a team of Canada's SNC Lavalinwith the local Al-Hassan Engineering. Both bids were over budget, but the client eventually decided not to change the scope of works.

The contract includes the installation of gas gathering and treatment facilities, a cathodic protection system and associated works at the Al-Kawther field, which contains estimated reserves of about 1 trillion cubic feet.

Technical bids are due by 6 August for the estimated $50 million pipelines package on the project, with seven companies invited to submit offers (MEED 24:6:05).

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