The 15-month umbilicals package covers two umbilicals, which will connect Dolphin’s two offshore platforms in the North field to its gas processing plant at Ras Laffan, a distance of 90 kilometres and 74 kilometres (MEED 19:3:04).
On the Taweelah gas receiving terminal contract, four international contractors have submitted technical bids and are preparing to submit commercial offers on 11 September. The bidders are Dubai-based Dodsal
, Sharjah-based Petrofac International
, Paris-based Technip
and the US’ Willbros Group
. A contract award is expected in October.
The contract’s scope of works covers the construction of a gas receiving terminal with ultimate capacity of 3,200 million cubic feet a day (cf/d). In addition to the terminal, the successful bidder will build a 48-inch-diameter pipeline to tie into the existing Maqta-Jebel Ali pipeline and a connection to supply the adjacent Taweelah power and desalination complex.
The client has awarded EPC contracts totalling more than $2,200 million on the project this year. The Dolphin project calls for up to 3,200 million cf/d of North field gas to be delivered into the UAE starting in late 2006.
The shareholders in Dolphin Energy are Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company
, with 51 per cent, France’s Total
, with 24.5 per cent, and the US’ Occidental Petroleum
, also with 24.5 per cent.