Northeast Abu Dhabi goes to bid

26 July 2002

Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco) hasissued for bid the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package on the proposed Northeast Abu Dhabi project. About eight international contractors are prequalified to submit technical bids by 10 September. Commercial bids are due to be returned by a tentative deadline of mid November (MEED 18:1:02; 2:11:01).

The prospective bidders are Paris-based Technip-Coflexip, the local National Petroleum Construction Company, Italy's Snamprogetti, JGC Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation,both of Japan, Bouygues Offshore of France, and Fluor Daniel and Bechtel, both US-based.

The project, estimated to cost $350 million-400 million, involves increasing oil 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 two fields are producing small volumes at present.

The 40-42-month project will cover the supply and installation of two crude oil-processing trains, in-field pipeline works, the installation of a pipeline to transport crude to Habshan, and related facilities.

Technip-Coflexip has carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the scheme.US-based VECO is providing project management consultancy (PMC) services (MEED 2:11:01).

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