Russia’s Gazprom has released a tender for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a gas export pipeline from the Badra pipeline in the Wasit province of southeastern Iraq.

At least six EPC contractors attended a series of pre-bid clarification meetings with the Russian firm in early February. Sources close to the project tell MEED that technical and commercial bids will be submitted on 7 March.

Prequalified firms include:

  • Dodsal (India)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • Petrofac (UK)
  • Punj Lloyd (India)
  • Saipem (Italy)
  • Samsung Engineering (South Korea)

The 18-inch diameter, 105-kilometre-long pipeline will transport associated gas from the central processing facility (CPF) at the Badra field to the Zubeida power plant.

The UK’s Mott MacDonald was appointed by Gazprom to carry out the front-end engineering and design (feed) contract for the pipeline and a tank farm in June last year. It was also awarded a project management consultancy contract for the $3bn development of the field.

Bids were submitted by at least four firms on 14 February for another Badra field contract covering the construction of two 35,000-cubic-metre capacity crude oil storage tanks. Bidders included Dodsal, Punj Lloyd, Saipem and Techint of Italy.

On 5 February, Gazprom invited EPC firms to prequalify by 10 March for the construction and commissioning of water supply facilities at the Badra field.  A tender will be launched on 17 April, with bids due to be submitted on 2 June.

Gazprom leads the development of the 3-billion-barrel Badra oil field along with Turkey’s TPAO, Malaysia’s Petronas and South Korea’s Kogas.