First bulk plants go for tender

24 September 2004
Local and international contractors have been invited by Saudi Aramcoto bid by 9 October for the construction and expansion of four bulk plants in the Eastern Province. The projects are part of an estimated $200 million upgrade programme of Aramco bulk plants across the kingdom (MEED 20:8:04).

Under package 1, the successful contractor will build and expand facilities at Ras Tanura, Al-Hasa, Safaniya and Dhahran. The scope of works at the four sites covers the installation of five tanks, one unloading skid, two transfer pumps, two shipping pumps and all associated civils, structural, piping, electrical and instrumentation works.

Among the companies expected to bid for the packages are Arabian Bemco Contractingand Metal Services for Trading & Contracting (MSTC), both local, Lebanon's Contracting & Trading (CAT), Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Athens-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P - Overseas)and Italy's Saipem.

Five other packages comprising several locations are to be tendered soon on the upgrade programme:

Package 2: Riyadh bulk plant

Package 3: Duba, Tabuk, Al-Jouf and Turaif bulk plants

Package 4: Al-Sulayyil and Al-Qasim bulk plants

Package 5: Jeddah Refinery and Yanbu bulk plant

Package 6: Jizan, Najran and Abha bulk plants.

Bemco and MSTC were awarded bulk plant construction and expansion projects earlier this year (MEED 9:4:04).

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