Prequals submitted for sulphur pipeline

28 February 2003
Up to eight international and local companies applied for prequalification by 20 February for the proposed liquid sulphur pipeline project in Abu Dhabi emirate (MEED 7:2:03; 28:6:02).

Estimated to be worth $80 million-90 million, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract will include the supply and installation of a 120-kilometre pipeline and related civil works. The facilities will take about 15 months to complete. A tender for the EPC package is due to be issued in late April.

The proposed pipeline will be designed to carry liquid sulphur from Habshan to Ruwais. At present, sulphur produced from phases 1-2 of the onshore gas development scheme and other projects are transported by truck.

A conceptual study for the pipeline was carried out by the US' Bechtel; the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package was completed by The Parsons Corporation, also of the US.

The project management consultant is US-based VECO; The client is Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco).

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