Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco) has drawn up the prequalification shortlist for four of the main process packages on its $5bn-plus integrated gas development, which is aimed at producing and processing more than 700 million cubic feet a day of offshore gas.

The shortlist features contractors from Europe, the US and Japan, including Italy’s Snamprogetti, JGC Corporation of Japan, Paris-based Technip, and the US’ Fluor Corporation, which is also the front-end engineering and design contractor.

The first package covers the inland Habshan 5 gas processing plant, while the second is for the plant’s offsites and utilities, including water and nitrogen provision.

Package three is for a fourth natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery train at Ruwais on the coast, and the final package covers liquefied petroleum gas storage tanks at the plant.

Tenders will issued to the prequalifies soon (MEED 13:2:08).

A fifth contract will be tendered by Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (Adgas) for the construction of process units and utilities on Das island, including a gas dehydration and compression facility.

A shortlist of prequalified contractors for the contract has not yet been issued, but is expected soon.

A tender has already been issued for the project’s only offshore contract, for the installation of a platform adjacent to the Umm Shaif Supercomplex and an associated gas transfer pipeline to Das island (MEED 25:4:08).

The gas from Umm Shaif and Khuff will be used as feedstock for industrial processes, as well as for power generation in Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates.

The project is also expected to deliver more than 10,000 tonnes a day (t/d) of natural gas liquids and more than 4,000 t/d of sulphur. The whole project will take about four years to complete.

The US’ KBR is the project management consultant.


Habshan gas processing plant

  • Fluor Corporation, US

  • JGC Corporation, Japan

  • Snamprogetti, Italy, with Chiyoda Corporation, Japan

  • Technip, Paris-based

  • Tecnimont, Italy

Habshan offsites, utilities

  • Fluor

  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction, South Korea

  • JGC

  • Petrofac International, UAE

  • Snamprogetti with Chiyoda

  • Technip

  • Tecnimont

Fourth NGL train, Ruwais

  • Fluor

  • JGC

  • Snamprogetti with Chiyoda

  • Technip

  • Tecnimont

  • TR, Spain

Ruwais storage tanks

  • CB&I, US

  • Daewoo Engineering & Construction, South Korea

  • Punj Lloyd, India

  • Samsung, South Korea