Local firms submit bids for Oman pipeline work

27 August 2008

Technical bids have been submitted for the contract to build two new gas pipelines planned by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in the south of the sultanate.

At least three local contractors bid for the $60m-plus engineering, procurement and construction contract, which covers the installation, testing and pre-commissioning of a pipeline between the Hubara compressor station to the Marmul oil field, and another pipeline between Harweel and Marmul.

The three bidders are Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading (GPS), Galfar Engineering & Contracting, and Special Technical Services (STS).

The work involves the construction of an 18-inch diameter pipeline by converting the existing 84-kilometre oil pipeline between Marmul and the Nimr field, and adding a new 75-kilometre section between Nimr and Hubara.

The contract also calls for the installation of a 16-inch-diameter gas export pipeline between Harweel and Marmul.

Other facilities covered in the contract include two block valve stations between Harbura and the Amal field, receivers and launchers, tie-ins, and pressure reduction stations. The client says it will procure the line pipe, valves, flanges and couplings, with any other equipment supplied by the winning bidder (MEED 29:4:08).

An online bidding date will be set once technical evaluation is completed.

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