Engineering companies have been asked to submit bids for the project management consultancy (PMC) contract for the construction of the Duqm refinery in Oman.

Project owner Duqm Refinery said on its website that three groups were competing for the contract. These groups are:

  • Amec Foster Wheeler (UK)
  • Bechtel (US)
  • Fluor (US) / Technip (France)

Duqm Refinery, a 50:50 joint venture of Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) and state-run Oman Oil Company (OOC), plans to establish a 230,000 barrel-a-day (b/d) refinery at the port on the sultanate’s central coast.

The new refinery is set to be the largest single-phase downstream oil project ever undertaken in Oman, and is a key development of the government’s plans to establish Duqm as a regional energy and logistics hub.

Duqm Refinery is currently assessing the bids for the two main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages for the respective process units, and offsites and utilities. The original technical EPC bids were submitted in March.

According to the project owner, the following groups bid for the process units package:

The following groups submitted bids for the offsites & utilities package: