CB&I takes tank contract

19 August 2005
US-based Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) has been awarded an estimated $140 million storage tanks subcontract on the natural gas liquids (NGL) train 3 project under the third phase of the onshore gas development (OGD-3) and phase 2 of the Asab gas development (AGD-2) programme in Abu Dhabi emirate (MEED 13:5:05).

CB&I beat off competition from Japan's TKKand Punj Lloydof India for the contract, which involves the construction of four 83,600-cubic-metre liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanks and a 76,000-cubic-metre pentane storage tank at Ruwais. It also includes foundations and related civil works. The facilities will take about two years to complete.

The client, Italy's Snamprogetti, is carrying out the main contract under a $1,427 million order placed by Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco) for package 4 on the mega-gas scheme.

The storage tank subcontract is the third major order placed by Snamprogetti. In May, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) was awarded a $280 million subcontract to carry out all onshore construction activities at the fractionation plant. Geneva-registered Archirodon Construction (Overseas)is already carrying out all offshore works under a $135 million-150 million design and build subcontract.

Awards are due for a further two subcontracts - worth a total of $130 million - on the OGD-3/ AGD-2 programme. Bids are under evaluation for the subcontracts covering mechanical works and piping and erection of the process plant, utilities and storage tanks for package 2. The client, the US' Bechtel, is carrying out the $1,458 million main package 2 contract.

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