Contractors have submitted bids for the main package of the North Field Production Sustainability (NFPS) project.

The package is estimated to have a contract value of up to $2bn, according to sources.

The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) scope of work on the package covers performing drilling and installation of production platforms.

Firms understood to be bidding for this package, according to MEED Projects, include:

Samsung Engineering (South Korea)

  • McDermott (US)
  • Maire Tecnimont (Italy)
  • TechnipFMC (France)
  • Técnicas Reunidas (Spain)
  • CTCI Corporation (Taiwan)
  • Saipem (Italy)
  • Linde (UK)
  • ThyssenKrupp (Germany)

Italian contractor Saipem is performing the front-end engineering and design (feed) work on the package, as part of a $20m contract it was awarded in January 2019.

North Field Production Sustainability

The EPCI scope of work on the estimated $3bn NFPS megaproject has been divided into two packages. The drilling and production platforms package is the bigger of the two.

MEED reported that project client QatarGas issued the EPCI tender for the second package, which entails installation of pipeline infrastructure at the North Field, on 28 June.

The value of this package is estimated to be between $800m and $1bn. The bid submission date is 30 September.

The scope of work on the package entails installation of five segments of subsea pipelines of 32 inches and 38 inches.

Qatar Petroleum has undertaken the NFPS project to sustain long-term gas production from the North Field, the mammoth gas resource in the Gulf’s waters that it shares with Iran.

The operator is pressing ahead with the NFPS project in parallel with its $20bn-plus North Field Expansion (NFE) megaproject, which aims to raise liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from the asset from 77.5 million tonnes a year (t/y) at present to 126 million t/y, in two phases, by 2028.

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