Saudi Energy Ministry launches tender for dry gas network in Dammam
Tender is for a pipeline network from the connection point with Aramco, which provides the gas, to all factories that need fuel in the city
An oil tanker is being loaded at Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Saudi Arabia May 21, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.
By Jana Salloum, Arab News
RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Energy announced a public tender for a license to establish, own and operate a dry gas network in the Third Industrial City in Dammam in the Eastern Province.
The project includes a pipeline network from the connection point with Aramco, which provides dry gas, to all factories that need fuel within the region, the ministry said in a statement.
The license requires the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the dry gas local network in Dammam 3 at the expense of the license applicant for a period of 35 years in return for a service tariff approved by the ministry.
The license holder must meet 75 percent of requests in the industrial city within nine months from the date of granting the license, the ministry said.
Through the installation of the gas networks, the ministry is aiming to make Saudi Arabia’s industrial cities a more attractive environment for investors, to raise the efficiency and competitiveness of factories, and to reduce carbon emissions and the number of trucks that transport liquid fuels, it said.
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