The US’ Occidental has asked companies to resubmit tenders for an $80m crude oil stabilisation plant in Oman due to a change in the scope of the contract.

A source tells MEED that five companies are bidding for the engineering, procurement and construction contract and that the new deadline is the end of October.

“There has been a few slight technical changes made to the contract and Occidental has given contractors a little bit more time to submit bids,” the source says.

The plant will be constructed at the Safah Field and will be used to enhance the quality of the crude oil produced there.

The six contractors bidding on the project are all local, with the exception of India’s Larsen & Toubro Limited.

Contractors bidding for scheme are:

  • Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading
  • Arabian Industries
  • Special Technical Services
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited
  • Al-Hassan Engineering Co
  • Galfar Engineering & Contracting