France’s Technip has been awarded an estimated $50m contract to build a flare gas project on Das Island in Abu Dhabi, according to industry sources.

The Das Island flare gas revamp/modification project, owned by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco), includes the construction of an atmospheric flare gas revamp unit to reduce the quantity of gases released into the atmosphere. It also includes the demolition and extension of different existing flares.

Technip was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal ahead of rival bidders, local contractor Adyard Abu Dhabi and Athens-based Consolidated Construction Company (CCC).

CCC was originally considered to be the low bidder on the project, but no clarification has been given on the final decision to award it to Technip.

Netherlands-based Tebodin Consultants & Engineers carried out the initial consultancy work on the project, while UK group Penspen won the project management consultancy (PMC) contract. The scheme is expected to be completed in 2014.

Abu Dhabi is carrying out a number of flare gas projects, as it aims to recover additional gas across its hydrocarbons sector and reduce emissions associated with flaring.

In September, Spain’s Intecsa Industrial and local group Alsa Engineering won a $50m contract to install flare gas systems for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer), while several companies submitted EPC bids for a similar scheme for UAE-based petrochemicals producer Borouge.