Dubai-based Dodsal has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on the 741-kilometre multipurpose pipeline system linking the Khartoum refinery to Port Sudan. The client is India’s ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL).The 14-month turnkey contract calls for project management, surveying, design, engineering, procurement, laying, commissioning and testing of the 12-inch-diameter pipeline, which will transport motor gasoline and gas-oil from the Khartoum refinery. The pipeline is designed to have capacity of 826,000 tonnes a year (t/y) in the first phase and 2.5 million t/y in phase 2. The award follows the Indian government’s approval of OVL’s $200 million investment in the pipeline on 24 June (MEED 2:7:04). Dodsal was recently awarded two contracts on the Melut basin oil scheme in blocks 3 and 7 (see Special Report, page 29). The contracts call for field production facilities on the Adar-Yale and Agordeed oil fields, and a 280-kilometre crude oil export pipeline to Port Sudan. The client on the project is Petrodar Operating Company, a consortium of China National Petroleum Corporation with 41 per cent, Malaysia’s Petronas Carigali Overseaswith 40 per cent, the local Sudapet with 8 per cent, Qatar’s Gulf Petroleum Corporationwith 6 per cent and Dubai-based Thani Corporationwith 5 per cent (MEED 18:6:04).