For the Jebel Dhanna-Delma pipeline, contractors had the option of submitting separate bids for the 34.5-kilometre onshore pipeline and the 34-kilometre offshore pipeline, as well as an overall price. Three companies bid for the combined package. They are: the local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company (ACC); Greece’s Athena; and a local joint venture of Al-Jaber Energy Services (AJES) and National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC). Five local companies bid solely for the onshore package. They include Al-Nasr Irrigation & Contracting Company, Gulf Contracting Company (GCC), Astraco Construction and Nael & Bin Harmal. An award is expected in late October. The pipeline will carry water produced from the Shuweihat independent water and power project (IWPP). The consultant is Italy’s Italconsult.

The bidders for the contract to build a 28-kilometre-long, 1.2-metre-diameter pipeline between Mussafah and Al-Wadba pumping stations include AJES, Astraco, Nael & Bin Harmal, GCC, Al-NasrIrrigationand a Japanese joint venture of Marubeni Corporationand Taisei Corporation. The contract is expected to be awarded in early November.

The bid deadline for a third contract to build a transmission scheme between Mussafah and Shubaishi has been extended to 15 October. The UK’s Penspenis the consultant on both projects (MEED 3:9:04).