Called the Bu Hasa facilities upgrade project (HUP), the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is estimated to be worth $20 million-25 million. It will call for the supply and installation of gas receiving units, a flare system, compressors and related pipelines at the four boot-blower stations at plant A.

Four companies – Chiyoda Corporation of Japan, Italy’s Snamprogettiand Larsen & Toubro and Dodsal, both of India – are prequalified to price the 16-18-month contract. Paris-based Technip-Coflexip has carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package.

The HUP project is aimed at handling the additional volumes of gas planned to be produced from the proposed Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco) facilities upgrade and reservoirs development project, also planned at Bu Hasa. About six companies are prequalified for the Adco contract, which is estimated to be worth about $300 million (MEED 25:10:02).