Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and the US’ ConocoPhillips have set an October bid deadline for a major pipeline contract which is part of their $10bn development of the Shah gas field in the south of the emirate.

The joint venture partners have set an 11 October deadline for the deal, to build condensate, natural gas liquids (NGL) and gas pipelines linking gas gathering and processing facilities at Shah with processing and distribution facilities at Habshan and a sulphur-handling terminal at Ruwais.

The gas and NGL pipelines are both 36 inches in diameter and run 67 kilometres from Shah to Habshan.

The condensate pipeline will run the full 129km from Shah to Ruwais.

The prequalified contractors are Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company, Lebanon’s Contracting & Trading, Dodsal and National Petroleum Construction Company, both UAE contractors, India’s Punj Lloyd, Paris-based Technip and Italy’s Saipem.