• Tecnimont and Sinopecare amongst those that failed to make the qualification list
  • The list of approved contractors has been compiled by Kuwait National Petroleum Company
  • It is yet to be approved by Kuwait’s Central Tenders Comittee

A total of 13 contractors have qualified to bid on Kuwait’s planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal.

According to a confidential KNPCdocument seen by MEED, the full list of prequalified companies is:

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)

The list has been submitted by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and is yet to be approved by Kuwait’s Central Tenders Committee (CTC).

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.

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