Six bid for Oil India consultancy mandate

Vol 16, PW 16 (07 Mar 13) News in Brief

Oil India has received six bids in a tender to hire an Engineering, Procurement and Management Consultant (EPMC) to set up a Rs300cr ($61m) oil collecting station at Barekuri village in the Tinsukia district of Assam.

Among the companies who sent in bids by February 5 were SNC Lavalin, Triune Engineering, Engineers India and Kavin Engineering. Oil India wants the collecting station to handle approximately 22,500 b/d of fluid to separate oil, gas, water and sludge.

The station must have a 37,800 barrel storage capacity. “We are evaluating bids,” says an Oil India source.

“We want to award the contract by June.” Whoever wins will be asked to carry out a detailed engineering and FEED study besides preparing tender documents to award EPC contracts, and also select contractors.

Oil India wants to commission the collecting station by end-2015. After commissioning, the EPMC contractor must ensure trouble-free operations for three months.