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Oman seeks contractor for seawater cooling system

Companies invited to prequalify to build facility in Duqm.

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Duqm, Oman, News

The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) has invited companies to pre-qualify for an EPC contract to build a seawater cooling system for the industrial zone of Duqm in Oman.

The plant will provide seawater to all end users including the proposed Duqm Refinery which will be built adjacent to the Port of Duqm.

Pre-qualified companies will be invited to tender (ITT) for the EPC contract in the third quarter of this year, and the winning bidder is expected to begin work in the final quarter of 2015 with handover scheduled for Q4, 2017.

The scope of the work includes the marine intake structure, a seawater pumping station, seawater supply, return channels & outfalls and a beach well system, SEZAD said on its website.

Prequalification will be based upon a company’s track record of developing similar projects.

The ITT will include the form of EPC contract providing for single point responsibility for performance of the entire work scope.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the work scope, major subcontractors and joint venture corporations will also be considered for pre-qualification.

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