Spanish Duo In Joint Bid for Kuwait Work
Spanish LNG terminal operators Enagas and Reganosa are jointly offering operation and maintenance services at Kuwait's Al-Zour regasification plant under a seven-year, renewable contract.
The plant is due to start by 2021. Once completed, it will have eight tanks, each with a capacity of 225,500 m3 and a sendout capacity of 3.6mn m3/hr (30bn m³/yr). It will be one of the largest in the world and a key piece of infrastructure for the gas system and for Kuwait’s economic development, said Enagas September 14.
Enagas said it and Reganosa have passed the pre-qualification phase of the process, opened by the state-owned Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (Kipic) which is responsible for the project.
The two Spanish firms said their agreement includes the set-up of a consortium to take part in the tender phase, which will begin this September, and is scheduled to conclude at the end of 2018 with the announcement of the successful bidder. Enagas is Spain's national gas transmission operator and also runs five operational LNG terminals that it wholly or part-owns in Spain, plus one each in Mexico and Chile. Reganosa operates its own terminal in northwest Spain, and also a terminal in Malta on a contract basis.
The Al-Zour facility, 90 km south of Kuwait City, is being constructed by a South Korean consortium of Hyundai Engineering Company, Hyundai E&C and Kogas.