Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has received prequalification bids from 21 companies for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the $1bn Bahrain LNG (liquefied natural gas) Import Terminal.

Bapco is scheduled to release the EPC tender during the fourth quarter of 2010 with submissions and an award announcement expected in the first quarter of 2011.

“Tenders are subject to technical and financial evaluation,” the Bahrain Tender Board said. “Price shall be the principal criterion in case of fulfilment and other criteria. This means that the lowest price bidder is not necessarily awarded the tender.”

The scope of works for the project includes the construction of a ship unloading system, LNG storage tanks, a regasification and send-out system, marine works, a jetty and other associated works.

The project is being undertaken by Bahrain in an effort to secure the long-term energy needs of the kingdom as it developments its industrial base.

Companies bidding for prequalification for Bapco LNG Import Terminal

  • Punj Lloyd (India)
  • Italian-Thai Development (Thailand)
  • Excelerate Energy (US)
  • Golar LNG Energy (UK)
  • Vitol Bahrain (Switzerland)
  • Royal Dutch Shell (UK/Netherlands)
  • I.M. Skaugen (Norway)
  • China Harbour Engineering Company (China)
  • Al-Hassanain Company (Bahrain)
  • GDF Suez Development (France)
  • BG American & Global (US)
  • Hess LNG (US)
  • Samsung Construction & Trading (South Korea)
  • Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain)
  • ExxonMobil (US)
  • Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan)
  • Korean Gas Corporation (South Korea)
  • BP Gas Marketing (UK)
  • Mitsui & Co/JGC Corporation (Japan)
  • Chevron (US)
  • IHI Corporation (Japan)