The bidders for the umbilicals package are Paris-based Technip, the UK’s CTC Marine Projects,Italy’s Sonsuband France’s Nexans. Commercial bids are due to be submitted on 21 October for the 15-month contract. The umbilicals will connect Dolphin’s two offshore platforms in the North field to its gas processing plant at Ras Laffan, over distances of 90 kilometres and 74 kilometres.

The bidders for the Abu Dhabi terminal are the US’ Willbros Group, Dubai-based Dodsal, Sharjah-based Petrofac Internationaland Technip. The scope of works covers the construction of a gas receiving terminal with ultimate capacity of 3,200 million cubic feet a day and a 48-inch-diameter pipeline to tie in to the existing Maqta-Jebel Ali pipeline.