Qatar will chose one contractor for new LNG trains

The expansion plans will boost Qatar's LNG production by 40% and is a much sought after project by energy contracting firms.

  
image used for illustrative purpose A view of the Adriatic liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Venice, October 20, 2009.

image used for illustrative purpose A view of the Adriatic liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Venice, October 20, 2009.

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LONDON - Qatar Energy Minister Said Al-Kaabi said on Tuesday only one contractor will be chosen to build four new liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains, or plants, as part of the expansion plans for its sprawling LNG production and export complex.

"The actual LNG trains will be given to one contractor," he told a conference in London, adding that other work would be awarded to other contractors.

The expansion plans will boost Qatar's LNG production by 40% and is a much sought after project by energy contracting firms. Qatar for years has been the largest LNG producer in the world.

(Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki and Ekaterina Kravtsova) ((sabina.zawadzki@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 4051;))


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