KOC considers GC upgrade bids

30 July 2004
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is evaluating bids for the contracts to expand gathering centres (GCs) 27 and 28. Canada's SNC Lavalin is the low bidder at KD 24 million ($83 million) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to expand GC 27, while Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas has submitted the low bid at KD 28 million ($97 million) for GC 28 (MEED 25:6:04).

Two other contractors - South Korea's SK Engineering & Construction and Sharjah-based Petrofac International - bid for the GC 27 contract. The contract calls for expanding the capacity of the GC located in the Umm Gudair oil field to 220,000 barrels a day (b/d) from 190,000 b/d. South Korean firms Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company, LG Engineering & Construction (LG E&C) and Daelim Industrial Company all declined to bid.

For the GC 28 contract, the other bidders are Petrofac, SK and SNC. The scheme is aimed at handling an additional 40,000 b/d of crude at GC 28, which is located in the 200,000-b/d Minagash field.

Parsons has completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for both projects. US-based Fluor Daniel is acting as the project management consultant.

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