The bidders are understood to be Chiyoda Corporationand JGC Corporation– both of Japan, the UK’s AMECand Italy’s Snamprogetti.

The estimated $350 million-400 million project involves the addition of a new LPG train with capacity of about 1 million tonnes a year (t/y). The new train will process some 220 million cubic feet a day of associated gas through gas compression, acid gas removal, gas drying, precooling and fractionation.

Chiyoda has carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package for the project. Stone & Webster, part of the US’ Shaw Group, is the project management consultant.

Adgas already operates three liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains on Das, with combined production of about 5.4 million t/y. It also produces 1.7 million t/y of LPG, 535,000 t/y of pentane and 338,000 t/y of sulphur (MEED 6:9:02).