The UAE’s Petrochem Middle East has tendered a contract for the expansion of its storage and distribution terminal in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

The company issued its invitation to bid (ITB) earlier this month. Bids for the construction of four storage tanks, warehousing facilities and piping will be submitted on 31 July. Four companies have been prequalified for the project:

  • Cisco (US)
  • Consilium (Sweden)
  • Danway Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (local)
  • Middle East Control Services (local)

Petrochem Middle East is running the storage and distribution for a host of international chemicals at its Jebel Ali base since 1998. The facilities already include 20 tanks, 13 of which can store low flash chemicals and the rest for high flash products. The terminal also stores more than 18,000 drums of low flash chemicals and 12,000 drums of higher flash points.

The UK’s Mott MacDonald has been selected as consultant for the project.