Technical proposals for the estimated $1.65bn Dalma gas project were submitted by 20 August
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has received commercial proposals from contractors bidding for its Dalma offshore sour gas field development project, according to sources.
MEED had earlier reported that Adnoc had set a deadline of 6 September for submission of commercial proposals for the offshore and onshore packages of the project.
Technical bids for the project were submitted by 20 August, MEED previously reported.
The Abu Dhabi energy major in June retendered the estimated $1.65bn Dalma gas project to originally prequalified bidders, after the energy giant revoked previously awarded contracts in April.
Adnoc began a series of virtual job-explanation meetings with contractor teams from 29 June until 13 July, during which it provided extensive details about revision of the scope of work on the Dalma project.
Contractors were then given until 21 July to formally confirm interest in re-bidding for the project.
As per the original project scope of work, the offshore and onshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works on the Dalma project had been segregated into two main packages.
Firms understood to be participating in the Dalma project packages are:
- Offshore package:
- National Petroleum Construction Company (UAE)
- Saipem (Italy)
- Onshore package:
- China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (China)
- Hyundai Engineering and Construction (South Korea)
- Petrofac (UK)
- Técnicas Reunidas (Spain)
- Target Engineering (UAE)
Petrofac has formally communicated to Adnoc it won’t be bidding for the project’s offshore package.
Adnoc in February awarded a consortium of UK-headquartered Petrofac and Malaysia’s Sapura a $591m contract for package A of the Dalma project, which relates to the offshore work. Package B, relating to the project’s onshore aspect, was awarded solely to Petrofac at $1.065bn.
In mid-April, Adnoc annulled those contracts after its negotiations with Petrofac for further price discounts, owing to the coronavirus-forced energy industry downturn, failed.