Ennore LNG bid deadline extension

Vol 17, PW 23 (03 Jul 14) News in Brief

IndianOil is expected to extend the bid deadline for its tender to set up regasification facilities at the proposed 5m t/y Ennore LNG terminal in Tamil Nadu.

One likely participant speculates that the present bid deadline of July 7 will be extended as IOC has yet to reply to contractor queries. “We've raised a second lot of queries,” he says.

“But we haven’t received a response and expect IOC to push back the deadline.” All shortlisted bidders are likely to submit bids.

On May 22 IndianOil issued a fresh tender to 11 companies who sent in EoIs on March 14: Toyo; Tecnimont with Spain's Cobra; Linde India with Germany's Linde AG; Technip KT (India) with Technip France; CTCI with Cinda Corporation; Saipem with L&T; Spain’s Sener with AFCONS; Germany’s TGE with Turkey's Fernas; Black & Veatch with KazStroyService; Japan’s MHI with Tata Projects; and India’s Fluor Daniel with US-based Fluor. Ennore is scheduled for commissioning in 2016.