- The project has a budget of $3.3bn
- Thirteen companies and consortiums have prequalified to bid
- The import terminal will be located near the town of Al-Zour
State-owned downstream operator Kuwait National Petroleum Company has officially issued a tender for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal due to be built near the town of Al-Zour.
A bid deadline has been set as 29 September for the project, which had a budget of KD1bn ($3.3bn) approved by KNPC in March.
MEED initially revealed the list of 13 companies and consortiums that prequalified to bid on the project on 23 April.
The qualified bidders are:
- Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) Company (US listed)
- Consortium of Samsung Engineering (South Korea) and Samsung C&T (South Korea)
- Consortium of Daelim Industrial (South Korea) and IHI Corporation (Japan)
- Joint venture of Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain) and GS Engineering & Construction (E&C; South Korea)
- Consortium of Hyundai Engineering (South Korea), Hyundai E&C (South Korea), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan)
- Chiyoda Corporation (Japan)
- Joint venture of Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas (Spain), and Techint Compagnia Tecnica Internazionale (Italy-Argentina)
- Consortium of Fluor Services Kuwait (US/Kuwait) and Daewoo E&C (South Korea)
- Consortium of Petrofac International (UK-listed), Black and Veatch International (US), Entrepose Projects (France) and VinciConstruction Grands Projects (France)
- Technip Italy (France/Italy)
- Consortium of Saipem (Italy) and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)
- Bechtel (US)
- JGC Corporation (Japan)
According to a KNPC document seen by MEED, four groups failed to qualify:
- Joint venture of Tecnimont (Italy) and Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios (Spain)
- China Chengda Engineering (China)
- CTCI Corporation (Thailand)
- Sinopec Shangai Engineering (China)
The terminal will also include four full containment LNG tanks, each with a working capacity of 225,500 cubic metres.
It is due to be constructed on reclaimed land formed by hydraulic filling.