Dubai: Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (GASCO) on Tuesday announced that it has given a USD 189 million contract to Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the new Habshan-Ruwais- Shuweihat gas pipeline.

The size of the 122-km-long pipeline will be 52" between Habshan and Ruwais and 48" between Ruwais and Shuweihat, a statement said.

GASCO is implementing the pipeline on behalf of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

The pipeline will supply natural gas to Takreer's new refinery expansion project and Abu Dhabi's Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in Shuweihat.

The project is scheduled to be completed by September, 2013.

The lumpsum turnkey (LSTK) agreement was signed by the CEO of GASCO, Mohammed Abdulla bin Sahoo Al-Suwaidi, and L&T Member of the Board and President (Operations) K Venkataramanan at the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex.

L&T has already awarded the line pipe supply contract to a local Abu Dhabi vendor and is going to hire a significant number of construction labourers and equipment locally to meet the large-scale project demands, the statement said.

L&T will perform design, procurement and construction planning activities from their Indian home office before moving to the project site to manage construction activities.

During the already completed Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study, GASCO placed particular emphasis on all aspects of health, safety and environment (HSE) to minimise any adverse impact on the environment and the community and to ensure compliance with ADNOC's HSE Code of Practices.

Both GASCO and L&T are committed to the implementation of the entire project in line with highest HSE standards and compliance, as per the statement.