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10 September, 2018

12 firms vie for gas pipeline project in Kuwait

150-km pipeline to link gas fields in the North to Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery

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An employee works on a gas pipe at a construction site of the Gazelle high-pressure natural gas pipeline near the town of Plzen June 7, 2012. The Gazelle pipeline diversifies the options for supplying natural gas to the Czech Republic and other European countries.    REUTERS/David W Cerny

Image for illustrative purpose. An employee works on a gas pipe at a construction site of the Gazelle high-pressure natural gas pipeline near the town of Plzen June 7, 2012. The Gazelle pipeline diversifies the options for supplying natural gas to the Czech Republic and other European countries. REUTERS/David W Cerny

REUTERS/David W Cerny
10 September 2018
Kuwait has pre-qualified 12 international companies to bid for a project to build a 150-kilometre pipeline to transport natural gas to its refinery in Mina Al-Ahmadi, a local newspaper reported on Monday.

Bids for the project that will link Mina Al-Ahmadi to gas fields in the North will close on November 6, the Arabic language daily Al-Anba said.

It quoted "responsible" oil sources in the emirate as saying the state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) would meet pre-qualified contractors this month to brief them on the project.

Companies pre-qualified for the construction of the 48-inch pipeline include South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Engineering & Construction; India's Larsen & Toubro, a South Korean-consortium of Daelim and SK Engineering; Japan's JGC Corp; Italy's Saipem and Spain's Técnicas Reunidas.

"KOC has invited pre-qualified companies for a preliminary meeting on Sept 18...it has also told them that enquiries about the contract will close on Oct 4," the paper said.

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon) (anoop.menon@thomsonreuters.com)

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