Abu Dhabi-based Dolphin Energy (DEL) announced on 3 May that it had approved the award of the two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts on the upgrade and modification of the eastern gas distribution system (EGDS) in the emirate (MEED 24:2:06).
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.