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.