Evaluation of bids is under way at Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (Adgas)for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility on Das island. Two companies, Japan's Chiyoda Corporationand Bechtel of the US, have submitted bids for the contract which is due to be awarded by mid-December (MEED 7:9:01; 26:1:01).
The FEED package will take eight-10 months to complete. Chiyoda has carried out a conceptual study for the estimated $200 million expansion. Stone & Webster, part of the US' Shaw Group, is the project management consultant.
Adgas is expected to issue for bid by late March the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package for the new LPG train. The project is to be implemented on a fast-track basis.
The new LPG train will have capacity of about 1 million tonnes a year (t/y). Designs will allow for liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity to be added at a later date.
Adgas already operates three LNG trains on Das, with combined production of about 5.4 million t/y of LNG, 1.7 million t/y of LPG, 535,000 t/y of pentane and 338,000 t/y of sulphur.
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