Companies to have submitted EoIs are understood to include: the UK’s Amec, Foster Wheeler and Fluor Corporation, both of the US, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, GS Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction, all of South Korea, Snamprogetti and Techint, both of Italy, Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas and Paris-based Technip. The new train is expected to have capacity to process 550 million cubic feet a day through gas compression, acid gas removal, gas drying, pre-cooling and fractionation. The FEED contract is expected to be tendered in March and will be awarded on a cost-reimbursable basis. KNPC has yet to decide on its contracting strategy for the estimated $600 million-700 million EPC contract. The tender is expected to be released in the third quarter (MEED 16:9:05).

The US’ Fluor Corporation has completed pre-front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on the train as part of its umbrella FEED contract covering the revamp of KNPC’s three refineries (MEED 10:6:05).