The estimated AED 184 million-220 million ($50 million-60 million) scheme is intended to increase the nameplate capacity of two 140,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) condensate processing trains by 135,000 b/d through debottlenecking and other modifications to the existing facilities (UAE, MEED Special Report, 8:11:02, page 36; 8:3:02).

Companies are also lining up to bid for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package, which is expected to go to tender in April. The prospective bidders are VECO, Paris-based Technip-Coflexip, Italy’s Snamprogetti, Tebodin Middle East, part of Tebodin of the Netherlands, Australia’s Worleyand US-based Howe Baker. The project is scheduled for completion by 2006.