The engineering, procurement and construction contract, which has a value of up to $75m, covers the maintenance of instrumentation devices and control systems at the 240,000-barrel-a-day facility.

The local/Indian Gulf Spic General Trading & Contracting earlier this year won the contract to upgrade control systems at the refinery, which was built in 1958.

The prequalified companies are:

  1. ABJ Engineering & Contracting

  2. Ali Alghanim & Sons Company

  3. Almeer Technical Services Company (Atsco)

  4. Instrumentation Installation & Maintenance Company (Imco)

  5. Integral Services Company (Isco)

  6. KCC Engineering & Contracting Company

  7. Kentz Overseas

  8. Kharafi National