Five companies attended the pre-bid meeting. They are Japan’s Daelim Engineers & Construction Company; Sharjah-based Petrofac International, with the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting; Italy’s Snamprogetti; France’s Technip; and Canada’s SNC Lavalin, with the local Al-Hassan Engineering(MEED 14:12:01).

The project has been divided into three engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages. The first involves adding 20 million cubic metres a day (cm/d) of new gas treatment capacity at Saih Nihayda with the option to install a gas-gathering network of 10 million cm/d.

The second EPC package covers the installation of wellhead compression facilities at Yiba. The final package centres on the installation of a 48-inch pipeline running from the gas field to Sur and the construction of a gas booster station. The project, which is being handled by Petroleum Development Oman, will eventually contribute feedstock to the proposed third-train expansion of Oman LNG.