PDO moves ahead with new pipelines

02 May 2006
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has invited companies to submit technical bids by 6 May for an estimated $30 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract covering the replacement of part of the 200-kilometre oil supply line from the Haban field to the Mina al-Fahl refinery near Fahud.
The contract includes the installation of 94 kilometres of eight-12-inch-diameter pipeline, flowlines, tie-ins with 12 production wells, gathering manifolds and related works. The prequalifiers include Turkey's Tekfen, India's Punj Lloyd, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) and The Oman Construction Company (TOCO).

More pipeline work is planned by PDO. At least three companies TOCO, CCC and the UAE's Dodsal submitted prequalifications by mid-April for the contract to replace a main oil line (MOL) near Qarn Alam. Called the Hubara-Sahmah and Sahmah-KP 114 MOL, the estimated $40 million scheme covers the installation of 102 kilometres of 32-36-inch-diameter pipeline and a 114-kilometre, 28-inch diameter pipeline.

A tender is due to be issued in July, with the facilities targeted to be completed by March 2008. PDO will supply the line pipes for both projects (MEED 7:4:06).

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