Prequalification for Aqaba New LNG Terminal Infrastructure Construction Project

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The Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) is the main development corporation for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ), a liberalized, low-tax, duty-free, multi-sector economic development zone. ADC is a private shareholding company, launched by the government of Jordan and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), to transform the ASEZ into a world leading hub for business and leisure. ADC’s assets include the ports of Jordan, Aqaba’s airport and strategic parcels of land covering most of the 375km2 Aqaba zone, as well as key utility and infrastructure development/management rights within the ASEZ.

ADC jointly with Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MERE) intends to implement the new LNG Terminal at South of Aqaba city around 20km from the city center adjacent to the existing Oil Terminal, the concept of the project is to receive a floating storage regasification unite (FSRU) and then to tie-in the natural gas with the existing Jordan Gas Transmission Pipeline (JGTP) the project consists of: A single berth jetty will be designed for berthing the FSRU and unloading gas from it. LNG transfer is by ship-to-ship, by hydraulic arms fitted to the FSRU. The marine structure will be berthing and mooring dolphins, with related Onshore Works to enable safe operations and tie-in with the existing JGTP.

ADC hereby requests technically and financially qualified firms to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the construction of the new LNG Terminal Jordan. Interested parties wishing to be prequalified to tender for the project are requested to submit a fully completed EOI and prequalification questionnaire. Submissions are to be in hard copy and soft copy with the completed questionnaire being provided in Excel format. Information provided on the questionnaire will be used to select a list of contractors that will then be invited to tender for the project.

Companies that wish to be prequalified must demonstrate experience in the construction of similar projects with contract values in excess of US$ 60 million. The contract will be tendered as a Turn Key project under FIDIC contract conditions (Silver Book).

In order to prequalify, an international company will be required to engage a local Jordanian contracting firm, either in the form a Joint Venture or as Main Subcontractor. The local partner participation shall be a minimum of 25% of the value of the contract. The local partner or subcontractor have to participate exclusively with one international firm. The prequalification shall in particular focus on the proven expertise of the equipment supply and erection companies. Details of the Jordanian Joint Venture partner or Main Subcontractor(s) seeking to be prequalified must be submitted with the prequalification submission.

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