TimorGAP – Suai Supply Base – Timor-Leste - Project Profile

TimorGAP – Suai Supply Base – Timor-Leste - Project Profile


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Timor Gap E.P., on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, is planning to undertake the development of Suai Supply Base project at Suai, Timor-Leste.

The project involves the construction of a supply base facility on a 1,113ha area. The project will be implemented in phases.

Phase I of the project includes the development of 40ha onshore land. It will include the construction of marine facilities, breakwater facility, standalone integrated mini-shore bases, office buildings, covered warehouses and staging areas for offshore fabrication.

The development will include the construction of open storage yards, pipe racks, fuel tank yards, trucking load outs, parking facility, platform fill, main access, internal roads, drainage system, wastewater treatment, sewerage system, entrance facilities and fencing, and installation of salt water reverse osmosis system and security system.

The project also includes the development of MV and LV power distribution system, fire-fighting system, HVAC system, PLC local control system, PABX and communications system and CCTV surveillance system.

In October 2010, Eastlog Holdings Pte Ltd was appointed as the feasibility study and Front-End Engineering Design contractor for the project.

By mid-2011, Eastlog submitted the study reports and in September 2011, Council of Ministers gave the approval to proceed with the project.

On November 17, 2011, WorleyParsons was awarded to prepare Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project.

In March 2012, WorleyParsons submitted a draft report, a draft Environmental Management Plan and technical reports.

On January 10, 2013, Eastlog was appointed second time for the preparation and execution of an international public tender aimed at selecting a qualified Design and Build Contractor for the project and subsequent supervision of the project construction phase.

On May 28, 2013, a tender was issued for the appointment of a design-build contractor. In October 2013, 15 companies submitted their bids.

In November 2013, the following five consortium/companies were pre-qualified:

1. A consortium of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd, Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd and Hyundai Amco Co., Ltd
2. Essar Projects Ltd (India)
3. Afcons Infrastructure Ltd (India)
4. BAM International (Netherland) in JV with Van Oord Dredging & Marine Contractor bv and PT Wijaya Karya Tbk (Indonesia)
5. Constructora San Jose SA in JV with Tecnicas Reunidas

In February 2014, the five pre-qualified bidders were invited to submit bids for the project.

In August 2014, Timor Gap reschedules the action plan of the acquisition of land required for the construction of the Suai Supply Base.

CPLP Petroleum Consortium formed by the Portuguese-speaking countries is also participating in the fund arrangement and development of the project.

In June 2015, Timor-Leste awarded a contract to Hyundai Industries for $719.2 million to design and build the supply base. However, Timor-Leste's Audit Court rejected the contract on November 10, 2015.

The project is being repeatedly criticized by La’o Hamutuk (Timor-Leste non-governmental organization) which has described it as a ‘waste of money‘, and cited a lack of evidence that the project is commercially viable.

IMF (International Monetary Fund) has recommended that the project should be subject to transparent and realistic cost-benefit assessments, which the Timor Gap company, thus far, has failed to provide.

The project is awaiting budget approval from the federal government, JICA, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank (ADB).


The project involves the construction of a supply base facility on a 1,113ha area at Suai, Timor-Leste.

The US$800 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of marine facilities

2. Construction of breakwater facility

3. Construction of office buildings

4. Construction of warehouses

5. Construction of open storage yards

6. Construction of pipe racks

7. Construction of fuel tank yards

8. Construction of parking facility

9. Construction of platform fill

10. Construction of internal roads

11. Construction of drainage system

12. Construction of waste water treatment

13. Construction of sewerage system

14. Construction of entrance facilities

15. Installation of salt water reverse osmosis system

16. Installation of LV power distribution system

17. Installation of fire-fighting system

18. Installation of HVAC system

19. Installation of PLC local control system

20. Installation of CCTV surveillance system

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