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Iraq seeks bids for JV oil pipeline project

January 2020

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has invited bids from top construction firms for a joint Jordanian oil pipeline project following the completion of the prequalifying process.

The ministry said the pipeline within Iraq will be installed according to the engineering, procurement, construction and financing (EPCF) contract model, while in Jordan it will be executed under the build–own–operate–transfer (BOOT) system, reported The Jordan Times, citing a senior Iraqi Ministry of Oil official.

Phase One of the project will see installation of a 700-km pipeline with a capacity of 2.25 million barrels per day within the Iraqi territories (Rmeilah-Haditha),

Phase Two involves construction of a 900-km pipeline in Jordan between Haditha and Aqaba with a capacity of one million barrels per day, it stated.

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy and Minister of Oil Thamir Ghadhban said the ministry had earlier formed a team to prepare legal contracts, address financial issues and oversee technical standards for implementing the project, said the report.

The deadline for submitting the bids has been set at May and the winning bidder will be announced by the end of 2020, it stated.

The ministry will then review the offers and select the company that will “be instrumental in serving the public interest and achieving the ministry’s goals”, it added.  

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