GASCO awards $9.2bn contracts for IGD Project
ADNOC subsidiary awards contracts for gas mega project in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO), has confirmed that it has awarded contracts worth a total of US$9.2 billion for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) works for the Integrated Gas Development (IGD) Project to be built at Habshan and Ruwais in Abu Dhabi.
GASCO, a subsidiary of state-owned hydrocarbons giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said that the four packages were awarded on a lump sum turn key basis and will cover the construction of a process plant, utilities and offsites, the Ruwais fourth natural gas liquids (NGL) train and Ruwais storage tanks.
A joint venture between the contractors JGC of Japan and Tecnimont of Italy were awarded the process plant contract which is worth a total of $4.7 billion.
This is the third contract Tecnimont has won in the MENA region this month after securing a $61.5 million contract with Sonatrach in Algeria and a $22 million FEED contract with an ADNOC joint venture Borouge.
The $1.7 billion offsites and utilities contract was awarded to Hyundai Engineering & Construction of South Korea.
Petrofac continue its run of big contract awards in 2009 by being awarded the $2.1 billion Ruwais fourth NGL train contract. The UK-based company will carry out the works in a joint venture with South Korean outfit GS Engineering.
The Ruwais storage tanks package was US company CBI and is worth a total of $530 million.
GASCO said in a statement that the initial phase of the projects will commence from the respective contractors' home offices before moving to the respective sites at Habshan and Ruwais for construction activities. The completion dates for all works is the third quarter of 2013.
The IGD Project will be built at a new location in Habshan titled Habshan 5. The site will house four gas processing trains with a combined processing capacity of 2 billion standard cubic feet per day (scfd) of gas.
Of this, 1 billion scfd of gas will be transferred to the offshore oil field of Umm Shaif via Das Island and pumped into the field to increase production.
The rest of the gas will be sold domestically in the UAE.
GASCO said that the projects will create around 30,000 jobs at the peak of construction activities.
The IGD Project, will also provide a permanent link between offshore and on shore facilities of ADNOC and will provide operational flexibility for oil and gas production.