WorleyParsons’ bid is marginally lower than the KD 64.6 million ($222.7 million) offer submitted by the UK’s AMEC.

The US’ Fluor Corporation was the only other prequalifier to price the work when bids were submitted on 28 February, with an offer of KD 69.5 million ($240 million).

The EPCM contract covers the supply and installation of a 20-inch-diameter, 160-170-kilometre-long pipeline to supply gas-oil fuel for the proposed Subiya power station, north of Mina al-Ahmadi refinery.

The successful EPCM contractor will also carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) and detailed engineering of the pipeline. The project will take about eight months to complete (MEED 3:3:06; 13:1:06).