Oman Oil Company (OOC) has floated the tender on a pipeline to connect the Nahayda field to the proposed Duqm Refinery on the sultanate’s central coast.

The front-end engineering and design (feed) work has been completed and OOC has asked companies to submit engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) bids in September, according to sources familiar with the project.

The scope includes a 440-kilometre pipeline from Nihayda to Duqm and a 70km pipeline from Duqm to the proposed Ras Markaz oil storage complex.

Oman Tank Terminal Company (OTTCO) is expected to award the feed and project management consultancy (PMC) contracts on Ras Markaz later in 2014.