PROJECTS: Qatar awards second EPC contract for North Field East project

$2bln onshore contract awarded to South Koea's Samsung C&T

  
Aview of oil and gas refinery. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Aview of oil and gas refinery. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Qatar Petroleum announced on Monday that it has awarded a second onshore engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract as part of the North Field East (NFE) project, which aims to increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity.
 
The state-owned company said the lump sum contract for the expansion of the LNG storage and loading facilities located within Ras Laffan Industrial City, worth more than $2 billion, was awarded South Korea's Samsung C&T Corporation.
 
Last month, QP had awarded the EPC contract for the construction of four LNG mega-trains with associated facilities to a joint venture of Chiyoda and Technip.
 
The statement said both contracts represent the culmination of front-end engineering and design work that began in early 2018. When completed, the NFE Project will increase the State of Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 million to 110 tonnes per annum (MTPA). The second phase of the planned LNG expansion, the North Field South (NFS) Project, will further increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 MTPA to 126 MTPA by 2027.
 
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, The President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said the second contract provides for the expansion of existing infrastructure, and includes three LNG tanks and three LNG loading berths for NFE, and options for two LNG tanks and one LNG berth for NFS project, and all associated pipes, lines and loading lines.
 
The statement noted that the contract includes the expansion of systems that target the elimination of flaring during the loading of LNG ships. In addition, recovery of ‘jetty boil-off gas’ will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
 
(Writing by Syed Ameen Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)

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