About eight companies are prequalified for the contract, including: Bechtel, Willbros Group, and CB&I Howe Baker, all US-based; Australia’s Clough Engineering; Dubai-based Dodsal; the local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC); the German office of Technip; and Italy’s Techint.

The project is divided into two main parts. The first, the pipeline element, includes the supply and installation of: a 16-inch-diameter, 203-kilometre-long multi-products pipeline from Ruwais to Mussafah; a 10-inch-diameter, 230-kilometre-long gas-oil pipeline and a 12-inch-diameter, 230-kilometre naphtha and jet fuel pipeline from Umm al-Nar to Ruwais; a 10-inch-diameter jet fuel pipeline from Mussafah to receiving facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport; and a 12-inch-diameter multi-products pipeline to tie in at Maqta with the existing Umm al-Nar-Al-Ain pipeline.

The second, the terminal works, centres on the construction of pump houses at Ruwais and Umm al-Nar and the construction of at least 10 storage tanks, slop tanks and new road tanker loading facilities.

Tebodin Middle East, part of Tebodinof the Netherlands, is providing project management consultancy services. Engineers India (EIL)is the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contractor.