Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Spanish oil and gas firm Cepsa have selected Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas for the contract to execute the front-end engineering and design (feed) works on their planned linear alkylbenzene (LAB) project.

The feed contract is estimated to be worth about $8m, according to an industry source.

Adnoc and Cepsa, which is owned by Abu Dhabi investment vehicle Mubadala, plan to build the estimated $600m LAB plant within the Ruwais downstream megacomplex.

MEED had previously reported that the following engineering firms had been invited to bid for the feed:

  • Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain)
  • WorleyParsons (Australia)
  • Samsung Engineering (South Korea)
  • GS Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • Bechtel (US)
  • Wood Group (UK)

Commercial bids for the feed tender were due to be submitted in September.