A tentative deadline of 15 April has been set for the submission of commercial bids. The invitees are Paris-based Technip,India’s Larsen & Toubro, US-based Willbros Group and National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Al-Jaber Energy Services and Dodsal, all local.

The US’ Fluor Corporation has carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package.

The pipeline will transport gas to be made available from the phase 1 expansion of the Habshan gas complex, for which Fluor was awarded the $999 million EPC contract in October. The 32-month contract will involve the installation of a gas processing train to treat non-associated or associated gas and increasing gas injection capacity to 1,525 million cubic feet a day. The gas will be sourced from the onshore Bab and Bu Hasa fields (MEED 7:10:05).