Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the implementation of major modifications to the existing refinery at Ras Tanura aimed at complying with the new environmental regulations and producing higher-grade clean fuel.
Invitation Date :
Post Date :
May 19, 2011
Closing Date :
July 17, 2016
Last Updated :
November 14, 2017
Gas Processing & Distribution, Industrial & Special Projects, Oilfields & Refineries,
This project is in Saudi Arabia. Scope of work includes:
- Modifications of the refinery
- Inside battery limits (ISBL)
- Outside battery limits (OSBL).
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded a contract to carry out the pre-front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) study, as part of the General Agreement and Project Management Services (GES contract previously signed between the client and Jacobs Engineering on April 05, 2011).
November 14, 2017
Construction is in progress with about 9 per cent completed. The project is expected to be completed by 2020-end.
August 15, 2017
CB&I has been awarded a contract by Técnicas Reunidas for new product storage tanks as part of the project. CB&I's scope includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of nine flat bottom tanks, as well as modifications to numerous existing tanks, all of which were previously supplied by CB&I. In support of Saudi Aramco's In-Kingdom Total Value Add programme, CB&I will provide all fabrication and project management utilising its local facilities in Al-Khobar.
July 31, 2017
The project is under construction and is expected to be completed by December 2020.
December 18, 2016
Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas has been awarded the two largest packages on this scheme. The EPC work, which covers package 1 for the main processing unit and package 2 for the offsites and utilities, has been awarded at a combined value of about $ 1.5 billion. Tecnicas Reunidas is thought to have submitted the lowest bid for both packages with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction the second lowest bidder for the largest first package.
October 25, 2016
Client is expected to shortly award the contracts for two major packages on this scheme to a Spanish and a local contractor. Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas has emerged as front-runner from a group of eight prequalified international companies for Package 1, while local Nesma & Partners is front-runner for Package 2. The two packages have a combined estimated value of $3 billion. Package 1 involves the main processing unit, while Package 2 includes off-sites and utilities.
September 25, 2016
Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas is expected to be awarded the two EPC packages on this project. The packages cover respective main processing units, and off-sites and utilities.
September 20, 2016
Evaluation of bids is in progress for the EPC contract. An award is expected in October 2016.
August 17, 2016
Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas is understood to be lowest bidder for the EPC contract.
July 28, 2016
It is understood that foreign engineering companies have submitted bids for the EPC contract. Companies, which bid for both packages include Japan's JGC Corporation; South Korea's GS Engineering & Construction, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Samsung Engineering; and Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas. Companies that only bid for the utilities and off-sites package include UK's Petrofac International and India's Larsen & Toubro.
May 4, 2016
Local Nesma & Partners has been awarded two EPC contracts on this project involving early works and site preparation. Scope for the two packages includes: - Early works: * 69 kilovolt (kV) cable relocation and demolition * Communication duct bank relocation * Heavy haul gate, 23 modifications.
- Site preparation: * Process area site preparation * Construction segregation fence * New security gate 45 site preparation * South terminal road upgrades * New Rahma ID office site preparation * Temporary facilities site preparation.
The two packages are each estimated to be worth around $200 million. Client has invited companies to submit bids on the two larger EPC packages of this development, covering the main process units, and the off-sites and utilities.
April 17, 2016
Client has extended the deadline to submit bids for EPC contract from the previous deadline of May 11, 2016. Local Zamil Steel Construction Company, a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial Investment Company, has been awarded a contract worth $3.7 million to supply and erect steel structures for this refinery. Scope of contract includes supply and erection of 160 metric tons of steel structures for the refinery. These steel structures will serve to upgrade the current facilities by strengthening the existing structures of primary processing facilities. The project will require an extraordinary level of attention to detail due to complex safety and security requirements, which must be satisfactorily completed within a challenging time frame.
February 18, 2016
Client has set a deadline and invited companies to submit bids on the two main packages of this project.
November 25, 2015
This project has been revived. Client is preparing to invite companies to submit bids on the two main packages of this scheme in January 2016. Prequalifiers for Package 1 - the main process units - are understood to include: - Taiwan's CTCI Corporation - South Korea's Daelim - South Korea's GS Engineering & Construction - South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction - Japan's JGC Corporation - Italy's Saipem - South Korea's Samsung Engineering - Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas. Client also plans to float a second tender for off-sites and utilities. The prequalifiers are understood to include: - South Korea's Daewoo Engineering & Construction - South Korea's Hanwha Engineering & Construction - Spain's Intecsa Industrial - India's Larsen & Toubro - UK's Petrofac.
June 4, 2015
It is understood that the client is on verge of resurrecting its plan to proceed with this project. Prequalification of contractors for the main EPC contracts is expected to commence by end of June 2015. The usual timeline for prequalification to contract award for a scheme of this size is about seven months. The exact scope of works will not be known until tenders are released, but speculation is growing that it could be a scaled-down version of previous plans with the option of additional phases in the future. Two packages are expected to be released.
January 4, 2015
Client has decided to postpone this project by a year and then invite re-bids, as the proposals submitted are higher than its budget.
November 27, 2014
Client has extended the deadline by six weeks to submit bids for the EPC contract. A contract award is now likely being made in May/June 2015. The execution schedule is 36 months, with the scheme to start commissioning in mid-2018. It is understood that 10 contractors have been prequalified for the two packages on this development. The paraxylene package has been cancelled. The two packages that will be released are: - Off-sites and Utilities - Naphtha and Toluene. The naphtha and toluene package will be split into units with following capacities: - Naphtha hydro-treater - 140,000 barrels a day (b/d) - Catalytic cracking reformer - 90,000 b/d - Isomerization - 65,000 b/d - Toluene - 70,000 b/d.
September 4, 2014
Evaluation of bids is currently underway for the EPC contract. Awards for the Naphtha and Aromatics Processing Facilities package, the Off-sites and Utilities package and Site Preparation are expected in the first quarter of 2015.
August 17, 2014
Bids have been submitted for the EPC contract. Names of bidders have not been disclosed.
July 23, 2014
Client has started the pre-qualification process for the EPC contract on this scheme. EPC packages are expected to be released by end of 2014. An award is expected in the first quarter of 2015. The scheme is being re-tendered with a revised scope of work and the packages available are Naphtha and aromatics processing facilities and Off-site and utilities.
June 30, 2014
The site preparation package is expected to be awarded in the third quarter of 2014. ITBs for the Off-sites and Utilities as well as the Naphtha and Aromatics Processing packages are also expected to be re-issued in third quarter of 2014, with awards anticipated by fourth quarter of 2014.
May 4, 2014
It is understood that the Paraxylene Production Facilities package has been cancelled. ITB for the Off-sites and Utilities, and the Naphtha and Aromatics Processing Facilities packages are expected to be re-issued in the third quarter of 2014.
March 16, 2014
Bids have been submitted for the Processing Facilities package and are currently under evaluation.
February 9, 2014
Client is considering a plan to re-tender this scheme in mid-2014 and make an award in December 2014. The three packages that will be re-tendered are: - Naphtha and aromatics processing facilities - Paraxylene production facilities - Off-site and utilities. The initial budget of this project was nearly $3 billion, but is now expected to rise to about $4 billion. The construction phase is expected to last 42 months.
November 26, 2013
It is understood that Japan's JGC Corporation and South Korea's Daewoo Engineering & Construction have emerged as front-runners to be awarded the two main process packages on this scheme. South Korea's Daelim Industrial has also emerged as potential competition with a slightly higher bid. No award has been made yet. The two packages are: - Naphtha and Aromatics Processing Facilities - Paraxylene Production Facilities.
September 5, 2013
Client has extended the bidding deadline to October 20, 2013 for the EPC contract from the previous deadline of September 08, 2013 at the request of contractors due to several additions to the scope of work on this project.
February 20, 2013
Client has invited international contractors to submit pre-qualification documents for the final two packages on this scheme. The packages include, offsites & utilities as well as contract for the site preparation works.
February 17, 2013
Client has invited international contractors to submit pre-qualification documents for two EPC packages on this scheme. Packages are the first two of the four and cover two main technical contracts. Two packages include: · Naphtha & Aromatics Processing Facilities · Paraxylene Production Facilities Contractors have until February 20, 2013 to express an interest and until March 02, 2013 to submit documents. The packages are being released on an out-of-kingdom (OOK) and in-kingdom (IK) basis and contractors are instructed to submit documents for OOK and IK. After the pre-qualification is concluded, full tenders for EPC contracts will be released in April 2013 with a deadline in September 2013. Construction phase is expected to take (42) months, with full mechanical completion scheduled for May 2017. Two more packages are expected to be released for pre-qualification shortly. One of these will cover offsites and utilities, while the other will be technical.
September 2, 2012
FEED study is still ongoing, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012. Prequalification process for the site preparation works contract is currently underway. Invitation to bid (ITB) for the EPC contract is expected to be issued in the first quarter of 2013.
August 8, 2012
It is understood that the client will not release tender for the EPC contracts until second quarter of 2013. The delay is due to the FEED phase being extended to include a number of extra features to the original scope of works planned by the client. Cost of the scheme is also expected to increase by another $1-billion. First contract to be tendered will be site preparation works, which should still be tendered in 2012, to give winning bidder enough time to prepare site for the major works. This contract will be available to local contractors only.
March 12, 2012
It is understood that client will not release tenders for EPC contracts until the third quarter of 2012. Tenders will be launched when the FEED is completed. Scope of work will include carrying out FEED services for inside and outside battery limits, as well as modifications to the refinery to bring it in line with environmental regulations. An aromatics cracker unit will also be added, which will allow for a far diversity of products being made at the plant. At least three packages will be made available to contractors. There will be two packages for the process facilities, including an aromatics unit, plus off sites and utilities. Smaller packages such as civil works will also be available.
January 16, 2012
Client has pre-qualified about 15 contractors for the EPC contracts on this project. They include Japan's Chiyoda Corporation, JGC Corporation; South Korea's Daelim Industrial, GS Engineering & Construction, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Samsung Engineering, SK Engineering & Construction; Italy's Saipem; China's Sinopec; France's Technip; and Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas. Tenders for the EPC packages are expected to be released by end of the first quarter of 2012, with submissions and subsequent awards due by the second and fourth quarters respectively.
September 21, 2011
Work has commenced on the FEED study and this is expected to be completed in second quarter of 2012.
August 30, 2011
The FEED study contract has also been awarded to Jacobs Engineering.