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