Four groups re-submitted prices, although only two changed their original quotes. A team of Paris-based Technip-Coflexipwith the local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) submitted a low bid of about AED 2,250 million ($613 million), unchanged from its previous offer. This was followed by Chiyoda Corporationof Japan, offering a price of AED 2,308 million ($629 million).

Revised prices were invited after bids submitted in late-December were significantly above budget. Technip/NPCC was the low bidder in the original round of bidding.

The EPC contract covers the supply and installation of two oil processing trains, in-field pipeline works, a pipeline to transport crude to Habshan and related works. The facilities will take 40-42 months to build. The project is aimed at increasing oil production from the onshore Rumaitha and Al-Dabbiyah fields to a sustainable capacity of 150,000 barrels a day (b/d) and a maximum level of 180,000 b/d.

The project management consultant is the US-based VECO. The client is Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco).