Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) has been selected for the estimated $120 million contract for the east and west facilities. The package covers: civil, pipeline, mechanical and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, telecommunication and electrical works; the construction of a new operations/administration building; and expansion of the control building at Al-Ain gas terminal. The second contract, worth an estimated $14 million, will be carried out by India’s Punj Lloyd. It covers the installation of fibre-optic cables and related civil work.

The EGDS upgrade project will allow for the delivery of gas to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the northern emirates in 2007 and a year later to Oman. The Dolphin project involves transporting Qatar’s North field gas by pipeline to the UAE and Oman.