Two leading international contracting groups are poised to submit commercial offers to Qatargas for giant liquefaction facilities required for the second phase of its North Field expansion project.

Multiple people familiar with the development told Upstream that the bid process for the liquefaction trains package is set to progress to its next crucial stage, with price bids expected to be submitted within the next few weeks.

One person noted that the giant onshore package meant for the North Field South (NFS) development was earlier expected to be finalised by the first quarter of this year, but got delayed on a few occasions.