MEED magazine quoted informed sources as saying that 4 companies are currently preparing to bid for a contract for a project to produce alternative raw materials for the hydrogen production unit at Al-Zour refinery.

The magazine told Al-Rai daily that the deadline for soliciting bids was postponed from June 20 to September 24, according to what was quoted by the Central Agency for Public Tenders, noting that the scope of the contract includes engineering, procurement and construction works, in addition to work that covers pre-operation, start-up and quality testing.

It revealed that the companies are — Larsen & Toubro from India, the Chinese company Sinopec, and the local companies “Gulf Spic General Trading and Contracting and Hisco.

MEED explained that only these companies attended the pre-tender meeting and purchased its documents, according to the sources, noting that the estimated budget for the project amounts to $150 million, and it is expected that its completion will take 36 months.

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