Bids invited for Dubai gas project

20 September 2002

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco) has invited companies to submit technical bids by 15 October for the contract to increase gas supplies through the Abu Dhabi-Jebel Ali pipeline. A provisional deadline of 12 November has been set for the return of commercial bids (MEED 23:8:02; 11:1:02).

Estimated to be worth $15 million-20 million, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract involves the supply and installation of a booster compressor unit at Habshan in Abu Dhabi emirate and modifications to the gathering units at Maqta and the Jebel Ali gas receiving stations. Construction will take 14-16 months.

Tebodin Middle East, part of Tebodin of the Netherlands, carried out thefront-end engineering and design (FEED) work for the project.

The project forms part of Gasco's second-phase programme to increase gas supplies to Dubai to 800 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) from 550 million cf/d (MEED 14:1:00).

The additional gas will be used mainly by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) for power generation at its units in Jebel Ali. Bids are due to be returned by 15 October for the first-phase contract on DEWA's next co-generation plant - the Jebel Alistation - which will have capacity of 650-700 MW and 70 million gallons a day (MEED 2:8:02; 31:5:02, Power & Water).

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