Leading offshore contractors have submitted bids for a Qatargas fabrication and installation contract involving up to six offshore jackets for the second phase of its North Field Expansion liquefied natural gas project.

Contracting sources told Upstream that up to three players submitted technical and commercial bids, with the award expected to be finalised by March.

Those said to have bid include Italy’s Rosetti Marino, McDermott International of the US and a pairing of Qatari yard QCon with Italy’s Saipem, one person said.