At least three companies have submitted bids for the main contract on a flare gas project on Das Island, Abu Dhabi’s offshore oil and gas hub.

The project’s operator, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco), received technical bids for Das Island flare gas revamp and moderation works on 16 May.

Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), France’s Technip and local contractor Adyard Abu Dhabi, were among the companies submitting offers, according to a source close to the bidding process.

Adma-Opco has set a 16 June deadline for commercial bids and is likely to award the contract during the third quarter of 2012.

The project includes the construction of an atmospheric flare gas revamp unit to reduce the quantity of hydrocarbon gases released into the atmosphere. It also covers the demolition and extension of different existing flares.

Netherlands-based Tebodin Consultants & Engineers carried out the initial consultancy work on the project, while UK group Penspen won the project management consultancy (PMC) contract. The estimated $50m project is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2014.

Adma-Opco is preparing to receive bids on several contracts to develop its offshore upstream facilities, which have been delayed from April.