Local/French team wins NEAD contract

02 May 2003
A team of Paris-based Technip-Coflexipwith the local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC)is understood to have received a letter of intent for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on the Northeast Abu Dhabi (NEAD) project. The estimated $600 million award by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco)came after the team submitted a revised commercial offer (MEED 14:3:03; 7:2:03).

The Technip/NPCC group beat off competition from Japan's Chiyoda Corporation, Bouygues Offshore- part of Italy's Saipem, and Italy's Snamprogettito take the 40-42-month contract. It covers the supply and installation of two oil processing trains, infield pipeline works, a pipeline to transport crude to Habshan and related works.

The project is aimed at increasing production from the onshore Rumaitha and Al-Dabbiyah fields to a sustainable capacity of 150,000 barrels a day (b/d) and a maximum level of 180,000 b/d. The scheme is the largest oil field project in the emirate for a decade.

The project management consultant is the US-based VECO.

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