Jordan invited contractors to apply to prequalify as bidders for engineering, procurement and construction work on an oil terminal in the port of Aqaba, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said.

The facility, with a planned capacity of 120,000 cubic meters, is to be built in the southern city for the storage and distribution of imported crude and oil products, the ministry said today in a statement on its website. Contractors must submit prequalification documents by June 21, it said.

Jordan, one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, imports almost all of its energy. Its power plants have been forced to switch over to more expensive fuels after repeated cuts in natural-gas shipments caused by sabotage attacks on an export pipeline from neighboring Egypt.

Source: Bloomberg