Fourteen eye Sirte pipelines

26 August 2005
State-owned Sirte Oil Company (SOC) has received strong interest in two gas pipeline construction contracts worth a combined total of $270 million. About 14 international companies attended an SOC tender meeting in Tripoli to make presentations of their capabilities for the two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, involving construction of the 120-kilometre-long Melitah-Tripoli pipeline and completion of the 160-kilometre Khoms-Tripoli pipeline.

The companies that attended were: Germany's MAN GHH;Athens-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P - Overseas); Bonattiof Italy; Egypt's Petrojet; India's Punj Lloyd; US-based Willbros Group; UAE-based Dodsal; Egypt's Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi); Polymex of Poland;the local Hamada; Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC); Pirerco of Tunisia; China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC);and an all-Indian joint venture of Engineers India (EIL)and Larsen & Toubro.

The Khoms-Tripoli project is estimated to cost about $170 million, while the Melitah-Tripoli pipeline is estimated at about $100 million.

Technical and commercial bids are due to be submitted on 15 September for both schemes. SOC is expected to shortlist about five companies (MEED 24:6:05).

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