Bids are under evaluation for package 9, which covers five wellhead jackets and a riser bridge, and package 10, involving three wellhead decks. Both packages are estimated to be worth a total of $200 million.

Bidders for the two contracts include Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) and Jebel Ali-based J Ray McDermott. Tender documents are also due to be issued by mid-April for the largest packages on the development – the process platforms and the utility/process platforms. They will call for the installation of five process platforms, with facilities for oil/water separation, treatment of produced water and oil exports. MOQ will procure the long-lead items.

The overall development calls for the installation of 18 new platforms, made up of five wellhead platforms, two flare platforms, five process/utility platforms and six accommodation platforms. It also includes the installation of about 300 kilometres of in-field subsea pipelines and 40 kilometres of power cables.