Bids in for Abu Dhabi gas link

09 December 2005
At least five companies submitted technical bids on 28 November to Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco)for the contract to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase on the proposed offshore associated gas (OAG) scheme. The bidders are the US/Canadian VECO, the UK's Stone & Webster, part of the US' Shaw Group, Australia's WorleyParsons, Paris-based Technip and Foster Wheelerof the US. Commercial bids are due to be submitted by 12 December (MEED 4:11:05).

Estimated to cost $550 million, the project will be carried out in three construction packages. Package 1 will cover the supply and installation of compressor and booster stations, dehydration units and facilities on Das island for the separation and treatment of bulk natural gas liquids (NGL) recovered from offshore gas.

The second package will involve the supply and installation of a 24-inch-diameter, 200-kilometre-long marine and land pipeline to transport 470 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of associated gas from Das island for processing at Habshan. Package 3 will cover the supply and installation of a 24-inch, 110-kilometre offshore pipeline.

A tender for the EPC work, for which companies responded to an initial inquiry by late July, is due to be issued imminently. Contractors can bid for one or more of the packages, as well as offer an overall price. The scheme is targeted for completion by the second quarter of 2008. Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (Adgas)is the client on package 1, while Gasco is handling the balance of works.

The UK office of the US' Fluor Corporationis due to complete soon the overall front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract. Stone & Webster is providing PMC services for the FEED phase.

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