Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has issued two tenders for contracts to build oil and gas pipelines from Mina al-Ahmadi to four power plants.

The deadline for bids is 7 February 2010.

The first contract covers the construction of oil and gas pipelines to the Subiya and Doha power plants. The second contract is for the construction of a pumping station as well as oil and gas pipelines from Mina Ahmadi 2 to power plants at Al-Zour and Shuaiba.

The ministry has prequalified several companies to bid for the contracts. They include Norway’s Aker Solutions; Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation; JGC Corporation, also of Japan; France’s Technip; Germany’s Lurgi Oel Gas Chemie; the UK’s Foster Wheeler; Saudi-based KBR Overseas Operations; Italy’s Saipem; the US’ Bechtel and UAE-based Petrofac International.

A total of five South Korean companies are also on the list: Hyundai Heavy Industries; Daelim Industrial Company; Hyundai Engineering & Construction; GS Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction.