Consortium signs up for Dolphin terminal

28 November 2004
A consortium of Paris-based Technipand Abu Dhabi's Al-Jaber Energy Serviceshas been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the Taweelah terminal, which will receive Dolphin gas. The award, valued at about $60 million, leaves just one major EPC package - the umbilicals - to be let by Abu Dhabi-based Dolphin Energyon the estimated $3,500 million project (MEED 1:10:04).

The 24-month Taweelah contract calls for the construction of a gas receiving terminal with ultimate capacity of 3,200 million cubic feet a day and the installation of a 48-inch-diameter pipeline to tie into the existing Maqta-Jebel Ali pipeline. Three other contractors were competing for the contract.

An award is also expected soon on the umbilicals package, which will connect Dolphin's two platforms in the North field in Qatar to its gas processing plant at Ras Laffan. Commercial bids were submitted in late October for the contract. Companies to submit technical bids for the contract are Technip, the UK's CTC Marine Projects, Italy's Sonsuband France's Nexans.

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