Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco) has selected the Netherlands’ Tebodin Consultants & Engineers for a project management and consultancy deal for its new gas flaring system at the Habshan field in the southwest of the emirate, says a source close to the project.

Gasco currently produces about 5 billion cubic feet a day (cf/d) of natural gas from associated and non-associated fields. The company plans to lift production to 7 billion cf/d

Tenders for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, estimated at about $100m, are expected to be launched before the end of the year with a contract award in May 2011.

The deal will include the construction of an acid gas removal unit, dehydration unit, pipelines and offsites and utilities.

Gasco currently produces about 5 billion cubic feet a day (cf/d) of natural gas from associated and non-associated fields. The company plans to lift production to 7 billion cf/d with the completion of its Integrated Gas Development by 2013.

Australia’s Worley Parsons has completed the front-end engineering and design (feed) work, according to a source close to the scheme.

A senior source at Gasco says the company is close to awarding two major projects. In October, a consortium lead by Italy’s Techint emerged as the frontrunner to win the contract for a new sulphur handling and export terminal at Ruwais. India’s Dodsal submitted the lowest price for a deal to build a sulphur station at Habshan (MEED 15:10:10).

The company is also likely to tender another seven projects in the coming year, says the source.