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).