Bids for theengineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contractwere originally due to be submitted on 11 November, but this has now been delayed until 9 December.

The contract covers the second part of the Phase 2 expansion of the plant. Four technical bids were submitted in October byJapan’s Marubeni Corporation; Saipem with Snamprogetti, both ofItaly;Sharjah-based Petrofac International withIndia’s Punj Lloyd, and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company.