International contracting giants are battling it out for a sizeable offshore pipe and cable laying contract from Qatargas, aimed at field life extension on the giant North Field.

Commercial offers for a coveted contractual package for offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation were submitted recently by two international contracting giants, several sources familiar with the development told Upstream.

“Price bids have been submitted for this much-delayed tender and Qatargas is expected to award the projects within the next few months,” one person noted.