Four bid for Adgas LPG expansion

21 March 2003
Four international companies submitted technical offers on 16 March for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) train on Das island. The client, Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (Adgas), is expected to invite commercial offers in late April once it has completed its technical evaluation of the bids (MEED 24:1:03).

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).

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