The four groups that submitted technical proposals for package 1 are: the local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), with Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC)and Germany’s ILF Consulting Engineers; Paris-based Technip, with the local Al-Jaber Energy Services; Italy’s Snamprogetti, with Dubai-based Dodsal; and Sharjah-based Petrofac International, with Turkey’s Tekfen.

Commercial offers for the estimated $200 million package are expected to be submitted in the fourth quarter. The US/Canadian VECOhas been awarded the contract to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services on the package, which covers the construction of facilities for gas-gathering and sour gas injection at the onshore Habshan field. The client on package 1 is Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco).

Pre-bid meetings are ongoing for the estimated $1,100 million package 2, which includes construction of condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery facilities at Habshan and a 110-kilometre NGL export pipeline to Ruwais. Four companies – US-based Bechtel, Chiyoda Corporationand JGC Corporation, both of Japan, and Technip – are understood to be attending the meetings. Technical offers for the package are scheduled to be submitted in mid-August and will be followed by the submission of commercial offers in the last quarter. Gasco is handling the package.

Technical bids are due to be submitted in late August on packages 3 and 4 of the programme. Package 3, worth about $400 million, involves the construction of facilities for condensates and NGL recovery and an NGL export pipeline at the onshore Asab field. Six companies are prequalified to submit technical bids in late August. They are US-based Kellogg Brown & Root, Bechtel, Technip, Chiyoda, JGC and Snamprogetti. Gasco is the client on this package.

Package 4, worth at least $500 million, covers the construction of a third NGL fractionation train along with storage, jetty and berth facilities at Ruwais. The prequalifiers for the Gasco contract are the same as on package 3, as is the bid deadline.

Companies are also gearing up to submit technical bids by the extended 15 July deadline for the estimated $70 million package 5, which calls for the construction of three condensate storage tanks. Prospective bidders are US-based Chicago Bridge & Iron, Samsung Corporationand Daelim IndustrialCompany, both of South Korea, Larsen & Toubroand Punj Lloyd, both of India, Europe’s ABB Processand NPCC. The client is Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer).