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) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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