• 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:

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)

According to KNPC, plans the LNG regasification terminal will have a capacity of 1,500 billion BTUs a day (BTUs/d) and will include two berths for the simultaneous unloading of large LNG carriers.

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.

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