The state-owned oil company of the United Arab Emirates has awarded three engineering firms the contracts to work on different aspects of its digital transformation.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has undertaken to transform the digital operations of its main gas processing plants at Ruwais and Habshan by awarding three separate contracts to: China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering (CPPE) Abu Dhabi; the US’ Neste Jacobs and; Abu Dhabi-based Avenir Engineers and Consultants.
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The total value of the project is estimated to be between $25 million to $30 million, according to a source. The value of each of the contracts awarded to the firms is not known, although it is understood that the budget is not equally distributed among the contractors.
The main scope of the project will cover improving digitalisation at Adnoc’s gas processing plants by modelling the 2D and 3D documents on an integrated software-based platform.
A primary component is to implement US digital services provider Intergraph Corporation’s SmartPlant Foundation software into the plants’ operations. A portion of the job also involves laser scanning the project sites.
While CPPE Abu Dhabi and Neste Jacobs will execute the digital works at the units of the Habshan gas processing facility, Avenir will perform its share of the job at units of the Ruwais complex.
Adnoc floated the tender for the job in April 2018, one of the sources said, with the bid evaluation starting in August. All major front-end engineering and design (feed) consultants operating in the Abu Dhabi market are understood to have participated in the tendering process.
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