Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) has invited companies to bid by 12 April for the estimated $100m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for an acid gas flare project at the Habshan field.

Six contractors have been prequalified for the tender. They are:

  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)
  • Dodsal (India)
  • Alsa Engineering (local)
  • Punj Lloyd (India)
  • Descon Engineering (Pakistan)
  • Technip (France)
  • Al-Jaber Group (local)
  • Techint (Italy)

The EPC contract is set to be awarded in the third quarter of 2011 and work will be completed in the first quarter of 2014. The scope of the project will include an acid gas removal unit, injection compressors, pipelines, and pig launching and receiving facilities. Tebodin of the Netherlands won the project management and consultancy deal in December 2010, after Australia’s WorleyParsons had undertaken the front-end engineering and design work (feed).

The project is one of several undertaken at the Habshan gas processing and distribution hub in recent years. Gasco currently produces about 5 billion cubic feet a day (cf/d) of natural gas from associated and non-associated fields. The company plans to lift production to 7 billion cf/d.

Gasco is a joint venture of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), Royal Dutch Shell of the Netherlands, France’s Total and Portugal’s Partex.