France’s Technip wins EUR 46m pipeline contract

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ABU DHABI, Nov 27 (AFP) - Dolphin Energy Limited Saturday named a French-UAE consortium as the successful bidder for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of its new gas receiving facility and associated pipelines in a contract worth more than USD 62 million (EUR 46.8 million).

ABU DHABI, Nov 27 (AFP) - Dolphin Energy Limited Saturday named a French-UAE consortium as the successful bidder for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of its new gas receiving facility and associated pipelines in a contract worth more than USD 62 million (EUR 46.8 million).

France's Technip, based in Abu Dhabi, and Al-Jaber Energy Services Consortium will build the onshore receiving facilities at Taweelah in the United Arab Emirates for Dolphin's natural gas export pipeline from Qatar, a statement said.

The facilities will initially comprise three parallel gas receiving trains and associated equipment, metering facilities, control buildings and warehouse, as well as additional interconnecting pipelines to Taweelah power stations and the Maqta-Jebel Ali pipeline, it said.

Dolphin is building a multi-billion-dollar regional network to export gas via a submerged pipeline from Qatar, which has the world's third largest gas reserves, to Abu Dhabi, and then on to Dubai, Oman and eventually Pakistan.

The project is expected to come on line in 2006. In January, the first supplies of natural gas from Oman were received by pipeline at a control station in the UAE, marking the first ever cross-border gas transmission between Gulf Arab states.

The Abu Dhabi-owned Offset Group has a 51 percent share in Dolphin, with France's Total and Occidental Petroleum of the United States each holding a 24.5 percent stake.

© AFP

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