Three pass bids for Pars LNG tankage

04 November 2005
Three companies - France's Technigaz, the UK's Whessoe Oil & Gasand Daewoo Engineering & Construction of South Korea - are due to submit bids by 11 December for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract covering the tank package on the Pars liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. The client is Pars LNG, a consortium of National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC)and France's Total.

Estimated to be worth $200 million, the contract will entail the construction of three LNG storage tanks, each with capacity of 155,000 cubic metres, and two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanks each with capacity of 7,000 cubic metres at Tombak.

Paris-based Technip has carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package (MEED 21:10:05).

The Pars LNG scheme centres on the construction of two gas liquefaction trains, each with capacity of 5 million tonnes a year (t/y).

Tenders are due to be issued by early 2006 for the other main construction packages - gas liquefaction and the gas treatment plants.

Bids are already under evaluation for the tank package on the separate NIOC LNG project. Three companies - Daewoo, Entrepose of France and South Korea's Daelim Industrial Company- have priced the estimated $200 million EPC contract, which entails the construction of two 140,000-cubic-metre LNG and three 30,000-cubic-metre LPG storage tanks. A team of Technip and Japan's JGC Corporationhas carried out the FEED package.

The project entails the construction of a 7.5 million-t/y complex by NIGEC, on behalf of the client, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

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