Bidders gear up for Medina bulk plant

07 November 2003
Ten companies are prequalified to bid by 9 December for the project to set up a grassroots bulk plant in Medina for Saudi Aramco. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is estimated to be worth at least SR 200 million ($53.3 million).

Under the contract, the successful bidder will build a bulk plant with capacity to store a total of 510,000 barrels of products and eight truck-loading islands distributed in two loading racks.

Related infrastructure will include an oily water system, security fencing, buildings, fire detection and protection systems and electrical and communication facilities. In addition, the bulk plant will include three diesel, three gasoline, three kerosine and two firewater tanks.

The companies prequalified to bid for the project include Arabian Bemco Contracting, Al-Hammam Company for Construction & Maintenance, Al-Imad Company, Abdullah al-Shuwayer Trading & Contracting Companyand Metal Services for Trading & Contracting- all local, Lebanon's Contracting & Trading( CAT), Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), the local/Turkish Gama al-Moushegeh, Athens-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P - Overseas)and Italy's Saipem.

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