Petronas Calls For RM100 Million SOGT Project Tender In Kimanis
KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 (Bernama) --
Petronas is calling for tenders for the RM100 million engineering,
construction, procurement and commissioning of the Sabah Oil and Gas
(SOGT) project in Kimanis, Sabah, the Dewan Rakyat was told Wednesday.
The tenders are open to qualified
contractors and registered with Petronas, Minister in the Prime
Department Tan Sri Amirsham Abdul Aziz said.
The SOGT project entails two main
components -- site preparation work and engineering, construction,
and commissioning, he said when replying to an oral question from Datuk
Abdul Ghapur Salleh (BN-Kalabakan).
Ghapur had queried on the scope and
cost of the project and the method adopted to appoint the contractors.
Amirsham said the tender for site
preparation work was called via open tender to qualified Bumiputera
registered with Petronas including from Sabah.
The minister said the national oil
company is also carrying out the Sabah-Sarawak Integrated Oil and Gas
involving development of the upstream sector off the Sabah coast and
downstream sector in Kimanis -- SOGT and Sabah-Sarawak Gas
Under the integrated project,
Amirsham said oil and gas produced from several offshore gas and oil
Sabah would be channelled to SOGT.
For the purpose, Amirsham said SOGT
would have facilities to receive, store and export crude oil.
The SOGT complex will also have an
office, operations, maintenance and a spare parts warehouse, be said.
The SOGT, slated for completion and
ready for operations in 2012, will have the capacity to store 2.5
barrels of crude oil and can handle 300,000 barrels of crude oil a day
about 1.250 per cubic million feet of gas a day.
Crude oil and condensate received by
SOGT will be sold to domestic and foreign markets.
Part of the gas received by SOGT
will be used to generate electricity for downstream industries while
balance will be channelled to the Petronas Liquefied Natural Gas
Bintulu via a 500km pipeline to be built under the SSGP project, he