A team of Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) with the local Bahwan Engineering has been selected for the combined front-end engineering and design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on the Saih Rawl gas depletion project. The 48-month contract is estimated to be worth about $545 million. 'An official contract signing is due in early September,' says a project source (MEED 16:6:06).
One other group, Italy's Saipem with the local Al-Hassan Engineering, submitted commercial bids in mid-June to Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).The scope of works includes the installation of new inlet separators, condensate recovery separators and a new 12-14-inch diameter, 140-kilometre condensate pipeline and a 120-140-MW power station.The Saih Rawl central processing plant, located in the centre of the sultanate, produces about 1,800 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of gas.The facility was originally built in 1999 by a US/Italian/local team of Bechtel, Snamprogetti and Galfar Engineering & Contracting, with capacity of 1,415 million cf/d. Output from the plant is reserved exclusively for the gas liquefaction complex at Qalhat.PDO is looking to increase gas production to offset declining oil output. In mid-2005, a team of UAE-based Petrofac International and Galfar was awarded the $248 million combined FEED/EPC contract on the Al-Kawther gas gathering project. It involves the installation of gas gathering, treatment and related facilities (MEED 22:7:05).