Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors are preparing for a slew of bid deadlines in Kuwait over the first half of February for contracts with a combined value of more than $11.6bn.

Contractors will be looking to submit bids for packages one, two and three of the New Refinery Project by 10 February. The packages are worth a combined total of $9.6bn. Packages four and five are currently under evaluation.

In December, state upstream operator Kuwait Oil Company postponed the bid deadline for a $300m EPC contract for the manifold that will transport liquids from oil wells to gathering centres 29, 30 and 21 in northern Kuwait.

Bids are now due in on 8 February. The UK’s Petrofac and South Korea’s Daelim are prospective bidders on the scheme.

The bid deadline for the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery’s fifth gas fractionation train is now 10 February, after it was extended twice in December.

The $1.5bn Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) project will increase Kuwait’s gas production capacity to 805 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) as well as boost capacity for condensate.

The country’s $260m water treatment and injection plant, which was tendered in October, is now due to see bids submitted by 8 February. An extension for the project was announced in December.

The treatment plant, which is slated to be located in northern Kuwait, will consist of an effluent water treatment plant and an injection facility to be used in the enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons.

The firm that wins the contract will be responsible for the EPC work including site preparation and civil works, shelters and buildings, tanks, filters, structural work, equipment, pumps and drivers, pipelines, electrical work, instrumentation and coating systems.

The following companies have been prequalified for the contract:

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