Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has submitted the lowest bid for state-owned Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) strategic gas export pipeline project from North Kuwait to the Mina Al Ahmadi refinery.

The value of the project, being tendered by KOC as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, is estimated to be $340m.

L&T has submitted the lowest bid for the job, according to a notification published by Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT), among a group of five bidders running for the job:

  • Saipem (Italy)
  • SK Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • SNC-Lavalin (Canada)

The firms have bid for the job through their local agents in Kuwait, according to the CAPT notification.

KOC is expected to formally name the contract winner in January next year, a source told MEED.

The primary scope of work on the project entails construction of a gas export pipeline from North Kuwait to the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery. That includes the construction of a 30-inch gas pipeline from BS-132 to Point A in North Kuwait (NK); 40-inch gas pipeline from Point A to BS-140; and a 40-inch gas pipeline from BS-140 to a tie-in point at the fence line to the refinery.

MEED had earlier reported that KOC had pre-qualified 12 companies to bid for the contract.

The UK’s Wood Group is doing the front-end engineering and design (feed) work on the project, while France’s TechnipFMC is the project management consultant (PMC).