GOSP-3 pipeline job out to tender

20 October 2003
Solicitations of interest were submitted to Saudi Aramcoon 11 October for the contract to build several pipeline sections related to the construction of the new Haradh gas/oil separation plant (GOSP) in the Eastern Province. The Haradh incremental pipeline project will extend existing pipeline systems to transport crude oil, gas and seawater to and from the Haradh GOSP-3 facility, which is in the process of being tendered (see above).

The estimated $50 million-60 million package covers the construction of more than 170 kilometres of crude and gas pipelines with diameters ranging from 24-48 inches and 150 kilometres of smaller-diameter lines to transport seawater. Aramco will supply the pipeline, while the successful contractor will procure all other materials.

The tender for the lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) contract is due to be released in November, with bids due at the end of December. Aramco, which has yet to give final approval for the funding of the project, plans to award the contract by the end of April.

Among companies understood to have expressed an interest in the project are A Hak Pijpleidingenof the Netherlands, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Italy's Saipem, the Netherlands' Suedrohrbau,Italy-based Techint, the German office of Paris-based Technipand Turkey's Tekfen.

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