The bidders for the contract are Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Jebel Ali-based J Ray McDermott Middle East, and Singapore’s Sembawang. In addition to supplying the processing platform and bridges, the successful bidder will also be responsible for tie-ins to the existing Idd al-Shargi north dome facilities, which are also operated by Occidental under a development and production sharing agreement with Qatar Petroleum (QP).

The front-end engineering and design (FEED) package has been prepared by the UK’s Genesis.