The EPC contract also includes piping, civil, structural and instrumentation works. No date has been set as yet for the submission of commercial bids. The prequalifiers are US-based Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, both of South Korea.

The client is the Royal Dutch/ Shell Group, which plans in early August to make awards for a host of onshore EPC contracts as well as for the platforms package. Commercial bids were submitted in April for the estimated $300 million platform contract by Jebel Ali-based J Ray McDermott (Middle East) and Italy’s Saipem with Sharjah-based Lamprell. The package will entail the installation of two wellhead jackets with processing topsides (MEED 14:4:06).