The invitees include South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction, the German office of Paris-based Technip, a local/US team of Al-Jaber Energy Services and Washington Group International (WGI), the US’ Black & Veatch Corporation and the local Dodsal.

Estimated to be worth $150 million-200 million, the scope of works for the EPC contract includes the construction of two 1,100-tonne-a-day (t/d) granulation units, an 11,000-tonne cylindrical liquid and solid storage tank, an unloading pit and stations, transfer and unloading pumps, sulphur transfer conveyors, piping work and related facilities.

The installed capacity of RSHT is 7,650 t/d, with processing capacity of 6,550 t/d. The expansion will increase capacity by 2,420 t/d. Calgary-based Enersul Partnership is the nominated supplier of the new granulation units.

The contract will include the construction of a 300-metre-long, 12-metre-wide loading berth capable of handling 65,000-dwt Panamax vessels, an export jetty and the dredging of the access channel and turning basin.

The facilities are due to be completed by 2008. WGI has carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package; Tebodin of the Netherlands is the project management consultant (PMC).