Qatar Petroleum has awarded a major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its North Field Expansion Project to Madrid-headquartered Tecnicas Réunidas
The contract involves the expansion of existing liquid products (condensate, propane and butane) storage and loading facilities and the expansion of import facilities for mono-ethylene glycol within Ras Laffan Industrial City, as well as other ancillary facilities and pipelines serving the North Field Expansion Project.
These new facilities will be utilised to handle liquid products from the four new LNG trains comprising the North Field East (NFE) project, which is scheduled to start up before the end of 2025. The facilities will also support new LNG trains comprising the North Field South (NFS) project.
The award represents another important milestone to deliver on Qatar Petroleum’s commitment to significantly increase Qatar’s LNG capacity. When completed, the NFE project will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 110 MTPA, while the NFS project will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 MTPA to 126 MTPA.
Tecnicas Réunidas will perform the detailed engineering work in Qatar, leveraging the growing technical capabilities in the country for the development of major projects.
HE Mr Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said, “The award of this major EPC contract is a part of the North Field Expansion Project, which supports the further development of Qatar’s substantial natural gas resources and reinforces our position as the world’s largest LNG producer. We look forward to working with Tecnicas Réunidas to deliver this important project in a safe, timely and successful manner.”