The contract, tendered by the state-owned Oman Gas Company (OGC), covers the installation of a compressor station with a capacity of up to 15 million cubic metres a day (MEED 10:7:08).

The companies that have submitted bids are local firms Galfar Engineering & Contracting Company, Arabian Industries, Special Technical Services, and Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading along with Iran’s Hirbodan, India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and India’s Tata Projects.

The project was originally part of the $120m scheme to create pipelines from Murayrat to Barka and from Saih Rawl to Mukhaizna, which was awarded last year to India’s Punj Lloyd. It was subsequently decided to tender the deal separately (MEED 20:4:07).

The contractors expect the award by the end of October.