Leading international contractors are set to compete for a prized engineering, procurement and construction contract from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) that involves a huge liquefied natural gas export terminal in the United Arab Emirates.

The emirati state-owned giant recently sought interest from several contractors for work on the planned Fujairah LNG facility, at least two people with direct knowledge of the bid process told Upstream.

Located about 250 kilometres from Abu Dhabi, the Fujairah LNG export facility is crucial to the UAE’s ambition to be a key gas exporter in the coming years.