Gasco is pushing ahead with its ASAB and Ruwais gas projects.

Yesterday, the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (gasco) announced it had released the enquiries for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning works for the asab gas development phase two project and Ruwais third natural liquid gas train project.

The enquiries were issued to the five pre-qualified bidders: Bechtel, Chiyoda, Snamprogetti, Technip and JGC.

The Gasco phase two project is an extension of the existing asab first phase development and will include facilities for processing 780 million standard cubic feet a day of gas to produce natural gas liquids and onward transfer to gasco Ruwais fractionation plant.

The technical bids for phase two are due by the end of August and the award is expected during this December.

The third train project will add another natural gas liquids fractionation train to the existing gasco facilities at Ruwais. This train will have a processing capacity of 24,000 tonnes a day of ngl and will produce ethane, propane, butane and pentane-plus products.

It will also have storage facilities for propane, butane and Pentane-plus as well as additional jetty/ berthing facilities for loading and export of the products to international markets.

Together, the three projects constitute a substantial portion of the ambitious onshore gas developments plans of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (adnoc).

The plants are expected to go into commercial production by the end of 2007.
The enquiries for the epc works were released on May 4.