Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has emerged as the frontrunner to win an estimated $50m contract on a flare gas project on Das Island in Abu Dhabi.

The firm submitted the lowest bid for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) bid to project operator Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco), according to one of the bidding contractors. Local contractor Adyard Abu Dhabi and France’s Technip were among the other companies that submitted bids.

The scheme includes the construction of an atmospheric flare gas revamp unit to reduce the quantity of hydrocarbon gases released into the atmosphere. It also covers the demolition and extension of different existing flares.

Netherlands-based Tebodin Consultants & Engineers carried out the initial consultancy work on the project, while UK group Penspen won the project management consultancy (PMC) contract. The scheme is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2014.

Abu Dhabi is carrying out a number of flare gas projects as it aims to recover additional gas across its hydrocarbons sector.

In September, Spain’s Intecsa Industrial and local group Alsa Engineering won a $50m contract to install flare gas systems for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer), while several companies submitted EPC bids for a similar scheme for UAE-based petrochemicals producer Borouge.