Petropars was selected in April as the main PMC contractor by the client, National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC). Foreign bidders for the EPC work are now trying to establish if they can also participate in the PMC tender.

The prequalifiers for the EPC work were: South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction, with UK-based Foster Wheeler International and the local Nargan; Canada’s SNC Lavalin, with the local Tehran Jonoob; Russia’s Gazprom, with the local Mostazafan & Janbazan Foundation; the UK’s Costain, with Sazeh Consult and Jahanpars, both local; and Malaysia’s Petronas in partnership with an unidentified local company. Bids are due by late August.