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Kiewit Kvaerner Contractors Closed EOI Details

Reference Number: SM746A/SM746B
Close Date: 2016-02-01
Issue Date: 2016-01-18

Tender Information

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HEBRON GBS Project - Bull Arm
BIDS Categories: 9140, 9300, 9310
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2016
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2016

SM746B TITLE: Supply of Tractor Tugs Mating
Supply of Towing Tugs Mating

Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors (KKC) hereby invites interested parties to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) related to the future issuance of Requests for Qualifications and subsequent Requests for Tender for the following Scope of Work/Supply/Services package in connection with KKC’s EPC services for the Hebron GBS Project in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
The Hebron Platform consists of a concrete Gravity Based Structure (GBS) and integrated Topsides which will be mated together at the Deep Water Site (DWS) at Bull Arm, NL, Canada.
As part of the marine operation to mate the Topsides with the GBS, KKC will lift-off the Topsides from the integration pier onto two barges which will be towed to the DWS where the Topsides will be positioned. The load of the Topsides will then be transferred from the barges to the GBS. In order to complete the marine operation, KKC has a requirement for the following:
SM746A – Supply of Tractor Tugs – Topsides Mating
Supply of up to five (5) Tractor Tugs to operate as part of the vessel fleet to execute marine operation activities related to transportation of the Topsides. The Tractor Tugs shall be:
a) Equipped with two independently operated azimuthing propulsion units (or equivalent) driven by separate main engines
b) Rated for a continuous bollard pull between 50 Te and 70 Te
c) Equipped with forward and aft mounted winches suitable for maneuvering and towing

SM746B – Supply of Tow Tugs – Topsides Mating

Supply of up to three (3) Towing Tugs to operate as part of the vessel fleet to execute marine operation activities related to transportation of the Topsides. The Towing Tugs shall be:

a) Equipped with 2x CP propellers in fixed nozzles as the main propulsion units and bow/stern thrusters each producing a minimum thrust of 600kW
b) Rated for a continuous bollard pull between 140 Te and 170 Te
c) Equipped with multiple winches and rollers suitable for anchor handling/towing

If additional project information is required, please visit the Hebron Project website at or the KKC website at

Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors is committed to providing full and fair opportunities to commercially competitive Canadian companies with first consideration given to those from Newfoundland and Labrador. At the Pre-Qualification and ITT stages, companies will be required to complete Canada/Newfoundland & Labrador Benefits questionnaires to acknowledge their willingness to comply with the Hebron Benefits Agreement.
KKC is an equal opportunity employer and as such supports diversity in the workplace. Successful suppliers and subcontractors to KKC will be required to undertake a commitment to support diversity in execution of work on the Hebron Project.
A copy of the Hebron benefits agreement can be found on the KKC and Hebron Project websites.
KKC encourages the participation of members of designated groups (women; Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities; and visible minorities) and corporations or cooperatives owned by them, in the supply of goods and services on the Hebron GBS Project.
A diverse supplier is a business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a member(s) of one or more of the four designated groups identified in the Canadian employment equity legislation (listed above). KKC encourages diverse suppliers interested in the scope of work to self-identify using the section below.
Diverse Ownership (Completion of this section is voluntary)
A Diverse supplier is a business that is at least 51 % owned and controlled by a member(s) of one or more of the four designated groups identified in Canadian employment equity legislation:
☐ Women
☐ Aboriginal peoples
☐ Visible Minorities
☐ Persons with disabilities
Please indicate above which designated group(s) are applicable to your business.

Certification for Diverse Businesses
There are currently national certifying organizations that cover certification for businesses owned by:
• Aboriginal Peoples
• Visible Minorities
• Women
The Hebron Project will continue to look for organizations that can provide certification support to businesses owned by persons with disabilities.
If you indicated that your business is owned by a member of a designated group, are you currently certified as a diverse-owned business? ☐Yes ☐ No

Through which certifying organization is your business certified? ______________________________
If you are a NL registered business and are not currently certified, would you be interested in learning more about certification? ☐Yes ☐ No
The Hebron Project has a vendor database that is used to identify possible suppliers and contractors to participate in the project. Suppliers and contractors are encouraged to register.
ExxonMobil Canada Properties, operator of the Hebron Project, will use the database beyond development/construction, into the operations phase of the project. We also see value in expanding use of the database to the Hibernia and Hibernia Southern Extension projects, as well as project co-venturers and co-owners should they request information. The increased visibility to three major projects and other noted industry participants may be of value to your organization as it has the potential to increase future procurement opportunities.
DISCLAIMER: By registering your company in the vendor database, you are consenting to making your information available to the parties noted above in addition to the Hebron Project.
NOTE: Registration in the database does not imply that a supplier or contractor is approved as a qualified supplier, nor does it indicate that a supplier or contractor is included on any tender or bid list for the supply of goods or services for which it has registered.
Applicant(s) must clearly identify the procurement package code assigned to this EOI in their responses. Applicants’ EOI submissions must provide the complete company name and address and the names, titles and telephone numbers of two contact persons. If you choose to complete the section pertaining to supplier diversity it must also be included in your EOI submission.
It is important to note that the EOI phase will be used to identify candidates that may be invited to participate in the prequalification process. Participation in this EOI process, including any statements or representations, whether oral or written between KKC and interested applicants, shall not create or be deemed to create, any binding legal relationship or contract.
To ensure all potential supply communities are informed of upcoming opportunities KKC will be posting all EOI’s on and There is no formal document required to submit an EOI to KKC however in all email submissions we ask that the title of the email follow the below naming convention.
All information, correspondence and submittals must be in English and the subject line of the email must be formatted as follows: EOI Submission - Package Number - Package Title
Please send EOIs via email to the following address:
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact:
Mike Halliday
Item Quantity Unit Code Description

1 1 n/a 9140 Marine

2 1 n/a 9310 Tugs