25 June 2013 20:13 [Source: ICIS news]
MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Three firms are competing for a contract to supervise work on the Bulo Bulo ammonia and urea plant in the central Bolivian state of Cochabamba, Bolivia’s state-run hydrocarbons company said on Tuesday.
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) said it is considering proposals from Switzerland-based Foster Wheeler, Bureau Veritas Argentina and Venezuela’s Inelectra International.
The contracted firm will supervise the process design package, front-end engineering and design (FEED), detailed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the plant.
The winning proposal will be announced this week, YPFB said.
The Bolivian company awarded Samsung Engineering an $844m (€641m) contract last year to design, engineer and build the plant.
The plant will produce 650,000 tonnes/year of urea and 420,000 of ammonia, with start-up expected in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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