Leading international engineering contractors are set to battle for a project management consultancy (PMC) contract from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) covering a liquefied natural gas export facility in the United Arab Emirates.

Two people familiar with the tender process told Upstream that bids for the prized PMC contract were submitted recently, with Adnoc expected to finalise its preferred contractor within weeks.

The consultancy tender for the planned liquefaction facility at Fujairah is in addition to a separate bid process that involves front-end engineering and design work on the LNG export facility.