Bids studied for Abu Dhabi PMC contract

20 February 2004
Evaluation of bids is under way for the contract to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services on the first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package on the third phase of the onshore gas development (OGD-3) and the second phase of the Asab gas development (AGD-2) project in Abu Dhabi (MEED 6:10:03).

Four companies - ParsonsCorporation of the US, Oslo-based AkerKvaerner, Canada's SNC Lavalin and the US/Canadian VECO- are competing for the PMC contract.

Estimated to be worth $200 million, package 1 covers the construction of gas-gathering and sour gas injection facilities at Habshan. The contract also involves the supply and installation of new trunklines and flowlines.

Bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract are due to be submitted by 23 March. Bechtelof the US has prepared the front-end engineering and design (FEED). The client is Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco- MEED 6:2:04; 10:10:03).

The OGD-3/AGD-2 projects involve the construction of a new gas plant at Habshan to process 1,306 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of well-stream fluid into 11,000 tonnes a day (t/d) of natural gas liquids (NGL), 3,400 t/d of ethane and 125,000 barrels a day of condensate. The scheme will be carried out in five separate packages.

Bids are due to be submitted by 22 March for package 2, which covers the construction of condensate and NGL recovery facilities at the onshore Habshan field and a 110-kilometre-long NGL export pipeline to Ruwais with new flares (MEED 2:1:04). The overall PMC is US-based Foster Wheeler; the overall client is Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco).

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