Technical tenders have been accepted from five international construction companies, which have accordingly been requested to proceed to the commercial bid stage.
They are: Al Jaber Energy Services, UAE; Consolidated Contractors International (CCC), Greece; Dodsal, India; Stroytransgaz (STG) of Russia and Saipem/Snamprogetti of Italy.
The Taweelah to Fujairah Gas Pipeline will be 48 inches in diameter and over 240 kilometers in length – one of the longest and largest overland pipelines in the UAE.
The TFP will link Dolphin Energy’s gas receiving facilities at Taweelah, on the coast of Abu Dhabi, with the ADWEA Power and Water Desalination Plant at Qidfa, in Fujairah.
Site work is expected to begin towards the end of the year.
Dolphin Energy currently supplies the Qidfa plant with up to 135 million standard cubic feet of gas per day via its Al Ain Fujairah Pipeline, which the company commissioned in January 2004.
The new TFP pipeline will support ADWEA’s proposed expansion and development program at Qidfa.
In December 2007, Dolphin announced the award of the line pipe supply purchase order for the project to Salzgitter Mannesmann International, who are manufacturing the line pipe at the Europipe Steel Mill in Germany.
The order is worth more than $200m and some 120,000 tons of X70 48-inch coated line pipe will be supplied. The first shipment has already arrived in Abu Dhabi.
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