The companies are Italy’s Snamprogetti, and LG Engineering & Construction, SK Engineering & Construction and Daelim Engineers & Construction Company, all of South Korea.

The retender follows the submission of prices in early November by three South Korean contractors. Daelim was the low bidder at KD 61.9 million ($199 million). However, its price came in over the client’s budget (MEED 16:11:01).

The project is estimated to be worth KD 60 million ($193 million) and involves the supply and installation of a 350,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) water disposal plant at Burgan and a 150,000-b/d unit at Maqwa.

The 22-month engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract involves upgrading the electrical equipment, revamping the utilities, installation of pipelines to disposal pits and related works.

The consultant on the project is the US’ Parsons Engineering Corporation, which also carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work.