A total of 13 contractors have qualified to bid on Kuwaits planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal.
According to a confidential KNPCdocument seen by MEED, the full list of prequalified companies is:
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (Netherlands-based)
- 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 TechintCompagnia Tecnica Internazionale (Italy-Argentina)
- Consortium of Fluor Services Kuwait (US/Kuwait) and DaewooE&C (South Korea)
- Consortium of Petrofac International (London-based), 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)
- JGC Corporation (Japan)
Four contractors failed to prequalify. These are:
- Joint venture of Tecnimont (Italy) and Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios (Spain)
- China Chengda Engineering (China)
- CTCI Corporation (Thailand)
- Sinopec Shangai Engineering (China)
A budget of KD1bn ($3.3bn) for the planned import terminal was approved by KNPC in March.
According to KNPC plans the LNG regasification terminal will have a capacity of 1,500 billion British thermal units a day (btu/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.