- Bid deadline for Fadhili oil field gas processing plant is 27 July
- Projects budget has been expanded to about $6.5bn
- Each package is expected to be valued at more than $2bn
Companies are preparing to submit bids for three packages on a planned gas processing plant at the Fadhili oil field in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Aramco has asked engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors to submit bids on 27 July, after twice extending the deadline for proposals.
The budget for the Fadhili plant has been expanded to about $6.5bn, according to industry sources, up from initial estimates of $5bn.
Each package is expected to be valued at more than $2bn. Other work connected to the project is expected to be tendered in the future, including a large pipeline package.
MEED reported in early March that many of the EPC contractors bidding for the packages at the scheme have split into consortiums.
Package 1: main processing facilities
Package 2: sulphur recovery unit
Package 3: offsites and utilities
Bidders for all three packages
Daelim Industrial (South Korea)
Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
Bidder for packages 2 and 3
Hanwha Engineering & Construction (South Korea)