Basra Oil Company - Iraq Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP)

General Information
Owner Basra Oil Company
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Basra, Basra Province, Iraq
Status --
Sector Water, Transmission, Water Pipeline
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $2550m
Award Date October 2021
Completion Date December 2026
Last Updated On October 2021
ProjectId (Old, New) 10970, 144272


Iraq Ministry of Oil through The Basra Oil Company (BOC) previously known as South Oil Company is undertaking the Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP) at southern oil fields in Basrah city of Iraq.

The US$6,800 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of de-oxygenation tower and boosting pumps

2. Construction of a water disposal unit

3. Construction of a water handling and injection system

4. Construction of eight interconnecting stations and 10 delivery stations

5. Installation of high flow water injection pumps

6. Installation of sand filters

7. Laying of 426km pipeline

8. Drilling of injection well & separation challenges

9. Installation of process monitoring and control systems

10. Construction of seawater treatment plant (1192404m3/day)

11. Construction of seawater intake facility

12. Construction of a power plant (430MW)

13. Construction of pumping stations

14. Construction of pre & post-treatment facilities

15. Construction of chemical units

16. Installation of dual media filter

17. Installation of the polishing filter

18. Installation of the safety filter

19. Construction of accommodations and administration buildings

20. Construction of potable water & sewage treatment systems

21. Construction of public amenities

Second Section

05 October 2021

Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP) Water Treatment Plants: The project is still on hold and Hyundai E&C is preferable to implement the project. However, there are possibilities that scope of work may be changed or Total Energies will be made a join venture with Hyundai E&C. (Source: MEED)

27 July 2021

The Iraqi cabinet has approved the agreement between the Ministry of Oil and French company Total Energies to implement the Common Seawater Supply Project(CSSP).

28 April 2021

A principle agreement has been signed with Total France to develop the project.

30 March 2021

Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP): Pipelines - The commercial bids submission deadline has been extended to 29 April 2021. (Source: MEED)

23 March 2021

ILF Consulting Engineers has partnered with China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Company (CPP). The Chinese company is preparing to submit bid for a key package of Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP). (Source: MEED)

18 March 2021

Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP): Pipelines - The main contract bids submission date has been extended to April 1, 2021. (Source: MEED)

27 January 2021

The main pipeline package has been revived and the contractors have been asked to submit the commercial bids by mid Feb 2021. (Source: MEED)

18 August 2020

The project continuous to be on hold due to financial and political issues.

17 April 2020

The project continues to be on hold.

20 December 2019

The project has been put on hold and the revival is expected by the first quarter of 2021.

20 August 2019

The commercial bid submissions have been extended for pipelines package. The date is yet to be announced. (Source: MEED)

31 July 2019

The negotiations are underway and Biwater is the preferred bidder for the Sea-Water Intake Facility.

16 July 2019

The commercial bid submissions have been extended to August 18, 2019 for the pipeline package. (Source: MEED)

05 July 2019

Hyundai E&C has not yet signed the contract for the Water treatment plant and the project could be re-tendered. (Source: MEED)

26 June 2019

The commercial bid submissions have been extended to July 16, 2019 for pipelines package. The main contract has been awarded to Hyundai E&C foe early works package.

02 June 2019

Hyundai Engineering & Contracting and Italy’s Saipem is no longer planning to participate in commercial bid submissions on June 16, 2019, for Pipelines package. (Source: MEED)

28 May 2019

CSSP: Pipelines: The international contractors to submit commercial bids by June 16, 2019. (Source: MEED)

27 May 2019

The letter of Intent (LOI) has been signed between Basra oil Company and Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) with a value of $2.45 billion for the Water treatment plant project. The construction works are expected to complete by Q3 2023.

10 April 2019

The Hyundai E&C has awarded the contract for this project but final agreement not yet signed its expected to signed by 2020.

28 March 2019

Iraq Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP): Water Treatment Plants*BOC - Iraq Common Seawater Supply Project Phase 1 : Sea-Water Intake Facility: A draft of the contract has been sent to the country’s Oil Ministry for final approval and the time frame for the award is unknown at this juncture. The total budget of the project is revised to US$4,000 million. (Source: MEED)

08 January 2019

Iraq Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP): Water Treatment Plants - The bids are still under evaluation and time frame for the award is unknown at this juncture.

27 September 2018

The overall project is facing delays due to financial reasons and the tenders are not yet issued for pipeline package. (Source: MEED)

31 July 2018

Petrofac (UK), Biwater (UK), Hyundai E&C (South Korea) are the companies, submitted bids for the water treatment plant package and the contract is expected to award by October 2018. (Source: MEED)

23 July 2018

Italy’s SICIM is the only company pre-qualified for the bidding process. The package is estimated to be worth US$1,500 million, which will have to be provided by the contractor and its financial partners. (Source: MEED)

13 May 2018

The total budget of the project is revised to US$5,000 million.

25 April 2018

Iraq Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP): Early Works Four companies have submitted the technical bids on the project. A bid deadline for commercial bids has not yet been announced and is expected to take place in July 2018.

22 March 2018

Iraq Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP): Early Works The project has been revived. Tenders have been issued and the bid submission date has been extended to April 15, 2018. The ministry has invited six companies to participate in the project. Biwater among other companies is prequalified on the project.

11 January 2018

The project is on hold.

11 September 2017

The project is on hold.

03 May 2017

Negotiations are underway with international oil companies such as Exxonmobil to take charge of the project in place of South Oil Company (SOC) who is currently facing financial issues. The project continues to remain on hold.

26 December 2016

The project is on hold.

10 November 2016

The client is planning to invite international companies to express their interests for implementation of the project. The project is on hold.

28 August 2016

The project has been put on hold during FEED stage.

25 May 2016

FEED has been completed on the project.

12 February 2016

The main contract tender is expected to be issued before end of 2016.

11 June 2015

Design development on the project has commenced and expected to complete by end of year 2015. Optimisation phase of feed is complete.

05 February 2015

Parsons Corporation has been appointed to provide Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services for water intake facility, water treatment facility, gas turbine power plant and infrastructure facilities packages. Parsons' scope of work will include conducting 14 optimization studies and preparing FEED for water intake and outfall structures. Parsons will also design, construct and operate a 9,200 bwpd pilot plant at the site.

15 December 2014

ILF Consulting Engineers has been appointed as a consultant to provide the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for 150 km (2 nos) pipelines package.

07 August 2014

The project is facing delay in the tendering process. Technical proposals for FEED contract is submitted in February 2014.

01 August 2014

Petrolinvest (Petrolinvest d.d. Sarajevo) is conducting the Pre-FEED Surveys on the project. Their scope includes the following UXO Survey, Topographical Survey, Geophysical/Geotechnical Surveys, Bathymetry/Metocean Surveys and Water Quality Survey.

24 June 2013

Study activities are underway.

07 March 2013

A tender is expected to be issued for the front-end engineering and design in April 2013.

28 February 2013

Study activities are underway.

11 October 2012

CH2M Hill has been awarded a contract worth US$170 million for project management consultancy (PMC) services on the project.

30 July 2012

Iraq’s Oil Ministry has shortlisted SNC Lavalin and the CH2M Hill to submit commercial bids on August 1, 2012 for the PMC contract. SNC Lavalin, CH2M Hill, Saipem, Foster Wheeler and WorleyParsons have submitted the technical bids. PMC Award is expected in September 2012.

10 April 2012

Exxon Mobil has withdrawn from the development of a Common Seawater Supply Facility (CSSF) at the end of February 2012, following disputes with the Oil Ministry over the tendering process for project. The oil ministry has asked the oil firms involved in to the scheme to use a consultant to manage the project from beginning to end.

13 February 2012

Pre-Feed is complete. Bids for the feed contract are under evaluation.

01 December 2011

ExxonMobil is undertaking the engineering, analysis and pre-scoping design to handle the water that the fields will require. Mott MacDonald was appointed as Conceptual Study consultant.

16 September 2011

BP wants to start reimbursing the costs of the project when foreign firms increase output from these fields by 10%, while the ministry wants to pay back costs when they boost output by 20%.

15 September 2011

Russia's OAO Lukoil Holding (LUKOY), Italy's ENI SpA (E), U.K.-Dutch oil major Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA), ExxonMobil Corp (XOM) have expressed interest to participate in the contract. ExxonMobil Corp (XOM) was awarded with the contract.

11 August 2011

SOC announced plans to develop the Common Seawater Supply Facility project.