Saudi Aramco has extended the deadline for bids on the construction of an estimated $400m tank farm project in the northwest of Saudi Arabia.

Companies have been asked to submit engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) bids by 11 June, an extension of the previous deadline of 8 May.

Aramco earlier this year tendered the project to build storage tanks for oil products in Duba, Tabuk province, on the Red Sea coast.

Contractors prequalified to bid are understood to include:

  • Arkad (Saudi Arabia)
  • China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB; China)
  • Dodsal (UAE)
  • Dutco McConnell Dowell (UAE)
  • Enppi (Egypt)
  • Gulf Consolidated Contractors (Saudi Arabia)
  • JGC (Japan)
  • Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P; Cyprus)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • Nesma & Partners (Saudi Arabia)
  • Punj Lloyd (India)
  • Saipem (Italy)
  • Tekfen (Turkey)

The scope of the project includes storage tanks, loading and unloading facilities, pumps, modification works and associated facilities.

Aramco has also tendered a second package to install a pipeline connecting Tabuk bulk plant to Duba bulk plant. Companies have also been given a deadline of 11 June to submit EPC bids.