Contractors prepare bids on Saudi gas plant

22 July 2015

Proposals due on 27 July for biggest hydrocarbons project of the year

  • Bid deadline for Fadhili oil field gas processing plant is 27 July
  • Project’s 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)

Daewoo Engineering & Construction / Samsung Engineering (South Korea)

GS Engineering & Construction (South Korea) / Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain)

Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)

JGC Corporation (Japan) / Saipem (Italy)

Petrofac (UK)

Bidder for packages 2 and 3

Hanwha Engineering & Construction (South Korea)

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