Kuwait extends bid deadline for gas terminal study
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company has extended the bid deadline to 9 February
State-owned Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has extended the bid deadline for a contract to conduct a study for its planned $2.9bn liquified natural gas (LNG) import facility in Al-Zour.
The study is due to look at the terminal’s provision of ship compatibility services.
In a statement the company said the new deadline is 9 February.
Previously the bid deadline was 26 January.
The main contract for the LNG terminal was awarded in 2016 to a consortium of South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Company, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company and Korea Gas Corporation for $2.93bn.
The LNG import terminal is being built to meet domestic demand for fuel.
The scope of the project includes marine works, such as jetties and unloading arms, and construction of an LNG terminal.
Construction of the terminal will include installing eight LNG storage tanks.
Four of these will be brought online in phase one of the project and four in stage two, according to Al-Awadhi.
Each storage tank will have a capacity of 225,500 cubic metres.
The scope of the LNG terminal will also include condenser units, LNG pumps, vapourisers and fuel gas systems.
The scope of the project also includes construction of offsite infrastructure and buildings.