Bids submitted for compressor package

14 March 2003
Seven international companies submitted commercial bids by 8 March for the compressor package on the Bu Hasa and the Northeast Abu Dhabi (NEAD) oil field development projects (MEED 28:2:03; 8:11:02).

They are Dresser Engineering of the US, Italy's GE Nouvo Pignone, MAN Turbo and Siemens Demac, both of Germany, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Elliott Turbo Machinery and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, all of Japan.

The contract, estimated to be worth AED 145 million-185 million ($45 million-50 million), covers the supply of gas injection compressors and related long-lead items at the G, F and D reservoirs at Bu Hasa and the Rumaitha and Al-Dabbiyah oil fields.

The Bu Hasa development includes the construction of a new degassification plant with nameplate capacity of 730,000 barrels a day (b/d) and the replacement of existing gas separators.

Five companies submitted in early February the first set of technical bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.

Fresh commercial bids have been submitted for the NEAD project, which covers the supply and installation of two oil processing trains, infield pipeline works, a pipeline to transport crude to Habshan and related works. The facilities will take 40-42 months to build.

The project is aimed at increasing oil production from the onshore Rumaitha and Al-Dabbiyah fields to a sustainable capacity of 150,000 b/d and a maximum level of 180,000 b/d.

The client is Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco- MEED 28:2:03).

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