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01 July 2008

Bahrain
Bahrain Wastewater Privatisation
Owner: Bahrain Ministry of Electricity and Water

Budget: $2 billion
Scope: The project calls for the privatisation of Bahrain’s wastewater sector. The project also includes the construction of a new sewage treatment plant in the Muharraq region.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that HSBC would lead a consortium of consultants to provide feasibility for the privatisation of Bahrain’s wastewater sector, Fichtner will provide technical consultancy and Norton Rose will act as a legal advisor.

GIIC – Steel Complex in Hidd – pelletising
Owner: Gulf Industrial Investment Company (GIIC)
Budget: $570 million
Scope: The development aims to expand the iron pelletising plant at Hidd for GIIC. The scope of work involves the installation of a kiln, rollers and pelletising machines. The facility will have a capacity of 6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of iron palletizing.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that construction work is ongoing and is expected to be completed by July 2009.

KFH – Sitra Integrated Petrochemical; Power & Desalination Complex
Owner: Kuwait Finance House (KFH)
Budget: $400 million - Desalination
Budget: $1 billion- Power
Scope: The project calls for the construction of a petrochemical complex with power and desalination plants in Sitra. The contract includes the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an integrated plant producing: 315,000 tpa of EDC, 500,000 tpa of caustic soda and 167,000 tpa of liquid petroleum gas (LPG). Feedstock gas will be sourced from either Qatar or Iran through a purpose-built gas pipeline. A 1,000 MW power generation plant and 30 million gallons per day (mg/d) desalination plant will serve the complex, while 200 MW and 4.5 mg/d will be internally used.
Update:
Sources close to the project indicated that construction work is ongoing and expected to be completed by the end of 2008.

KUWAIT
Equate – Olefins II – Seawater Pump
Owner: Equate Petrochemicals Company
Budget: $1 billion
Scope: The scope of work includes the EPC of an offshore intake delivery pipeline system, return water culvert system, long sea outfalls and associated works. The capacity of the pumping plant will reach 130,000 cubic metres per hour (m3/h).
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that construction work is ongoing and expected to be completed by October 2008.

KMOE – Al Zour North Phase 1 – Desalination
Owner: Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water
Budget: $1.5 billion
Scope: The scope of work includes the design, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a new desalination plant with 125 mg/d capacity on a multi stage flash (MSF) basis as well as on a reverse osmosis (RO) basis.
Update: Sources indicated that the tender was expected to be issued by the end of August 2008.

KMoE – Al Zour North Phase 1 – Power
Owner: Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water
Budget: $3 billion
Scope: The scope of work consists of the design, construction, testing and installation of a new 3,000 MW plant located at Al Zour North. The gas-fired plant will have six steam turbines each with 500 MW power generation capacity.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that the owner is preparing the tender for the project. It is expected to be issued by the end of August 2008.

KMoE – Subiya Power Plant
Owner: Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water
Budget: $2 billion
Scope: The project calls for the construction of a new gas-fired combined-cycle power plant at Subiya. The power plant will have a proposed power generation capacity of 1,500 MW.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that the main contract is expected to be awarded by October 2008.

OMAN
Dakhliyah Water Supply Distribution Network – Phase 2
Owner:
Oman Ministry of Electricity & Water
Budget: $2.6 billion
Scope: The project calls for the installation of water network and storage units in the Dakhliyah region in Oman. The plan is to enhance water distribution and eliminate shortage to about 250,000 people in seven states in the region. The seven states of Dakhliyah region are Bid Bid, Samayil, Izki, Nizwa, Manah, Bahla and Al Hamra. The development is expected to meet the demand for potable water in the region for at least 25 years. Phase one of the development involves a water transmission pipeline to convey water from the Barka desalination plant. The pipeline will run along the main carriageway from Seeb to Fanja, Bid and Samayil. Phase two aims to reach other areas. The project also involves the installation of tanks, pumping facilities and related civil works.
Update: It is understood that the project is still under study.

Rusayl 1 & Barka 2 IWPP - Power
Owner: Oman Ministry of National Economy
Budget: $1 billion
Scope:
The project calls for the construction of a new Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) at Barka in Oman. The new IWPP is expected to have a power generation capacity of 700 MW and 26 mg/d of water. The contract also includes acquisition of the existing 668 MW Rusail 1 plant at about $180 million.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that construction work was ongoing and expected to be completed by April 2009. The PMC contract is expected to be awarded in July 2008.

QATAR
Honam-Waseeta – Mesaieed Petro-chemical Complex
Owner: Honam - Waseeta JV
Budget: $1.1 billion- Cracker
Budget: $3.1 billion- Derivatives
Scope: The project calls for the construction of a 1.7 mtpa ethane cracker and aromatics complex in Mesaieed Industrial City in Qatar. The complex will be integrated with the existing Mesaieed refinery. The scope of work includes 900,000 tpa of ethane and naphtha cracker to produce butane to be converted to propylene to feed two polypropylene plants totalling 700,000 tpa. It also includes a naphtha reformer to produce benzene to be converted to 600,000 tpa of styrene and 200,000 tpa of polystyrene. The facility will also produce 150,000 tpa of aromatics and 50,000 tpa of other by-products.
Update: Sources close to the project indicate that contractors have submitted expressions of interest for the downstream packages on the planned petrochemicals complex. The EPC award is expected in early 2009. The complex is expected to be commissioned in December 2012.

Qatar Power Transmission Programme Phase 7
Owner: Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)
Budget: $2 billion
Scope: The project calls for the supply and installation of 22 new substations, up-gradation and modification to 25 substations ranging from 66 kilovolts (kV) to 400 kV, laying of 66 kV to 400 kV underground cables across 150 km and overhead lines of 104 km. The 22 new substations are as follows: three with 400 kV, four with 220 kV, two with 132 kV and thirteen with 66 kV capacity. The project is Phase Seven of the Qatar power transmission and distribution scheme and covers Doha, Ras Laffan, Mesaieed and Al Khor.
Update: Sources close to the project indicate that the construction work is ongoing and expected to be completed by December 2010.

QEWC – Ras Laffan IWPP C – Desalination
Owner: Ras Girtas Power Company (RGPC)
Budget: $1.5 billion
Scope: The project calls for the construction of an IWPP with a capacity of 40 mg/d in Ras Laffan to be called “Facility C”. The developer will have a 40 per cent share in the facility. The contract will be on a build, own, operate and transfer (Boot) basis for 25 years.
Update: Sources indicated that Kema has been appointed as technical consultant.

QEWC – Ras Laffan IWPP C – Power
Owner: Ras Girtas Power Company (RGPC)
Budget:
$3.5 billion
Scope: The project calls for the design Boot (25 years) of a new 2,600 MW and 55 mg/d IWPP in Ras Laffan to be called “Facility C”. The developer will have a 40 per cent share in the facility.
Update: Sources indicated that Kema has been appointed as technical consultant.

QP – Ras Laffan Common Seawater Cooling Phase 2 Expansion
Owner: Qatar Petroleum (QP)
Budget: $1 billion
Scope: The project calls for the expansion of an existing seawater cooling facility for Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar in two phases: two and three. Phase One was completed in 2003. The expansion will result in 765,000 m3/h of production capacity. The scope of work also includes the construction of channels for seawater intake and discharge, pump stations, chlorination plant, cooling towers, heat exchangers, two pump stations, pipelines manifolds and control systems.
Update: Sources indicated that construction work is ongoing and expected to be completed by the beginning of 2009.

SAUDI ARABIA
Package Aramco – Manifa Field Development Onshore Central Proce-ssing – Package 3 (Power Generation & Substation)
Owner: Saudi Aramco
Budget: $1 billion
Scope: The project calls for the development of the Manifa oil field located in the Southeast of Safaniya. The development aims to produce 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of Arabian heavy crude oil in a three-phase development programme. The first phase aims to produce 300,000 bpd by 2009. The offshore part of the scope of work includes the engineering, supply and installation of at least 20 production platforms, dredging of 25 drilling islands, construction of a 40 km access causeway for 30 to 40 m water depth rigs, sub-sea pipelines and tie-ins with existing offshore production facilities. The onshore part will involve gas oil separation plants (GOSPs), separators and crude stabilisation units. Drilling of at least five new wells at the field is also planned. The Manifa field currently has eight wells drilled since 1964. Package three of the offshore part includes a power generation plant and main substation.
Update: Sources indicate that Natco has won a contract to provide equipment and technology to contractor Foster Wheeler. Natco will supply dehydration and desalting technology including the design and fabrication of six trains for the field.

Aramco – Ras Tanura Integrated Refinery & Petrochemical Complex
Owner: Saudi Aramco
Budget: $7 billion- Aromatics
Budget: $5 billion- Cracker
Budget: $10 billion- Polyolefins
Scope: The project calls for the design and construction of an integrated petrochemical complex in Ras Tanura and the expansion of the existing 550,000 bpd refinery by at least 100,000 bpd with 70,000 bpd high olefins fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) and 80,000 bpd vacuum gas oil hydrocreator. The core units of the petrochemical complex are: 1) A 1.2 mtpa ethane/naphtha cracker producing 400,000 tpa of ethylene and 400,000 tpa of naphtha. The cracker will be fed with 70 million cubic feet per day of ethane from the Juaymah gas plant. 2) A high olefins fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) complex producing purified terephthalic acid (PTA), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), methyl diphenyl di-isocyanate (MDI), acrylonitrile (ACN), styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). 3) A chlor-alkali complex and an aromatics complex mainly producing pyrolysis gasoline, paraxylene and benzene. The complex will have nearly 30 downstream process units producing at least 300 different products.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that the frontrunners for the financial advisory mandate are the two groups: HSBC with its local partner SABB, and RBS with Riyad Bank.

KJO – Divided Zone Petrochemical Complex – Power
Owner: Al Khafji Joint Operations (KJO)
Budget: $1 billion
Scope: The project calls for the construction of a petrochemical complex with power and desalination plants in the divided zone (DZ). The contract includes the EPC of an integrated plant producing: 315,000 tpa of ethylene dichloride (EDC), 500,000 tpa of caustic soda and 167,000 tpa of LPG. Feedstock gas will be sourced from either Qatar or Iran through a purpose built gas pipeline. A 1,000 MW power generation plant and 30 mg/d desalination plant will serve the complex.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that the construction work is still ongoing and expected to be completed soon.

Package Osos PBT Complex in Yanbu
Owner: Osos Petrochemicals
Budget: $1 billion
Scope: The project calls for the design, supply and construction of a 75,000 tpa poly butylene terephthalate (PBT) facility in Yanbu. The facility will also have a butanediol (BDO) unit and a PTA unit to feed the PBT plant. The scope of work also include off sites and utilities. Aramco will supply butane to the BDO unit.
Update: Sources indicate that the project will be re-tendered, with an award expected at the end of 2008. Osos will change the scope through changing the output from some of the process units in order to lower the costs.

Ras Al Zour Chemical & Fertiliser Complex – Ammonia
Owner: Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden)
Budget: $1 billion
Scope: The scope of work includes the engineering, design and construction of an ammonia plant with a capacity of 3,300 tpd at the Ras Al-Zour chemicals complex.
Update: Sources close to the project indicate that debt financing was expected to be signed soon.

Ras Al Zour Chemical & Fertiliser Complex – Phosphoric Acid
Owner: Maaden
Budget: $1.1 billion
Scope: The scope of work includes the engineering, design and construction of a phosphoric acid plant at the Ras Al-Zour chemical complex.
Update: Sources close to the project indicate that debt financing was expected to be signed soon.

SEC – Shuaiba Power Plant Expansion – Phase 2 Stage 2
Owner: Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)
Budget: $1 billion
Scope: The project calls for the expansion of the existing power plant at Shuaiba by about 1,110 MW. The turbine plant will use heavy fuel to generate power. The project involves the supply and installation of three steam turbines 370 MW each.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that construction work was ongoing and expected to be completed by March 2009.

Shuqaiq Water Transmission & Distribution Phase 2
Owner: Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
Budget: $2 billion
Scope: The project consists of the construction and installation of more than 900 km of a water pipeline network that will supply cities located in the Southwest of the country with water produced by the new Shuqaiq IWPP. The water network will mainly supply Abha, Jizan and Dhahran Al Janoub. The project is split into six packages.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that 45 per cent of execution is done and the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

SWCC – Shuaiba Water Transmission & Distribution Phase 3
Owner: SWCC
Budget: $1 billion
Scope: The project involves the distribution of water produced at the Shouaiba water plant. The project is made up of two major components, namely the laying of pipelines and the construction of reservoirs and pumping stations. It involves the supply of about 360 km of pipeline of up to 80-in dia. The scope of work includes four packages: 1) A new 80 km 60-inch-dia 60 mg/d pipeline alongside the existing conveyor system between Shuaiba and Jeddah. 2) A new 109 km 76” dia 130 mg/d pipeline between Shuaiba and Quaiza reservoir near Jeddah with pumping station. 3) A new 112 km 80-inch-dia 127 mg/d pipeline between Shuaiba and Mina near Makka with a pumping station. 4) A new 43 km 44-inch-dia 40 mg/d pipeline alongside an existing pipeline between Makka and Taif with five tanks of 650,000 m3.
Update: Sources indicated that the construction work is going on and expected to be completed by July 2008.

WEC – Ras Al Zour IWPP – Desalination
Owner: Water & Electricity Company (WEC)
Budget: $2 billion
Scope: The project calls for the construction of a new IWPP project at Ras Al Zour in Saudi Arabia. The new oil-fired IWPP project will have a capacity of 850 - 1,100 MW of electricity and 264 mg/d of desalinated water. The contract is on a 20-year BOT basis. The project will serve Riyadh and northern areas like Naerya and Hafr Al-Baten.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that the bid deadline had been extended to 29th June 2008.

WEC – Ras Al Zour IWPP – Power
Owner: WEC
Budget:  $3 billion
Scope: The project calls for the construction of a new IWPP Project at Ras Al Zour in Saudi Arabia. The new oil-fired IWPP project will have a capacity of 850 - 1,100 MW of electricity and 264 mg/d. The contract is on a 20-year BOT basis. The project will serve Riyadh and northern areas like Naerya and Hafr Al-Baten.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that the bid deadline has been extended to 29th June 2008. The main contract is expected to be awarded by September 2008 and is expected to be signed by December 2008.

WEC – Shuqaiq IWPP Phase 2 – Power
Owner: WEC
Budget: $3 billion
Scope: The scope of work consists of expanding the existing product facility to 850 MW. The project structure is based on a 20-year BOO agreement. The plant will be crude-oil fired and will serve Aseer and Jazan area.
Update: Sources close to the project indicate that 55 per cent of construction work is over. The project is expected to be completed by January 2010.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ADWEA - Shuweihat IWPP S3
Owner: Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (Adwea)
Budget: $1 billion - Desalination
Budget: $2 billion - Power
Scope: The project calls for the design, engineering, procurement, financing, construction, commissioning and operation of a new IWPP in Shuweihat. It is expected to be similar to the S2 facility with a capacity of 1,500 MW and 100 mg/d.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that feedstock has not been decided yet, but it is likely to be gas fired.

Borouge – Ruwais Olefins Complex II (Phase 3 Expansion)
Owner: Borouge Pte Ltd.
Budget: $1.3 billion- Cracker
Budget: $1.2 billion- O&U
Budget: $1.85 billion- PP & PE
Scope: The scope of work will include the construction of a 1.4 mtpa ethane cracker, a 752,000 tpa Olefins Conversion Unit (OCU), a 540,000 tpa enhanced Borstar technology polyethylene plant and a 800,000 tpa enhanced Borstar technology polypropylene plant at Ruwais with associated utilities.
Update: Sources close to the project indicated that Borouge 2 is almost 25 per cent complete.




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