Egypt’s Petrojet has been awarded an estimated $45m contract to build a gas pipeline linking Yas Island to Mina Zayed port in Abu Dhabi, according to a source close to the bidding process.

The project includes a 24-inch, 45-kilometre pipeline and associated facilities, which will supply gas to the existing natural gas vehicle-filling station at the port by 2015.

Petrojet was selected by project owner Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) ahead of at least 11 other companies that submitted commercial engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) bids on 10 March.

US-based CH2M Hill carried out the front-end engineering and design (feed) phase of the project, completing it in the third quarter of 2012.

Formed in 1978, Gasco is a joint venture of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), UK/Dutch Shell Group, France’s Total and Portugal-based Partex.