Qatar Awards Contracts Related to LNG Expansion Project
Qatar Petroleum has awarded a number of contracts related to Qatar’s LNG expansion project designed to enhance LNG production capacity from 77 million metric tons/year to 110mn mt/yr by 2024.
The contracts were announced by Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, CEO of Qatar Petroleum, in a speech at the 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas in Shanghai (LNG2019), Qatar Petroleum said April 2.
Al-Kaabi announced awarding the fabrication and installation of the offshore jackets to McDermott; and the contract for early site works required to prepare the site of the four new 8mn mt/yr LNG mega-trains in Ras Laffan Industrial City to a joint venture between Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Teyseer Trading and Contracting Company.
"We are in the tendering phase for eight rigs for the development drilling. The front end engineering and design of the onshore facilities with Chiyoda will be completed in the next few days. The main invitations to tenders for the engineering, procurement and construction of the onshore facilities will be issued before the end of this month.
“In a few weeks, qualified ship yards will be invited to participate in a tender for the provision of LNG ship construction slots for the LNG shipping fleet required for the LNG expansion project,” he added.
Qatar is partnering with many countries around the world to ensure the security of their energy supplies and the sustainability of their economic growth, he said.
In addressing the global LNG outlook, Al-Kaabi provided an overview of regional demand patterns, and said “China, along with India, will continue to lead Asia as the main drivers behind the growth of global LNG demand.”