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Contract for Large-Scale Gas Processing Plant in Qatar

Source: 1/13/2004, Location: Middle East

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Yokohama, Japan - JGC Middle East (JGCís subsidiary company in United Arab Emirates) has been awarded a contract by Dolphin Energy Limited (capital contribution ratio: Abu Dhabi Government 51%, TOTAL France 24.5%, Occidental Petroleum Corporation USA 24.5%) for design, procurement, construction and commissioning services for a large-scale gas processing plant. The contract, worth approximately US $1.6 billion, was signed on 12 January. The construction site is in Ras Laffan in Qatar.

Dolphin Energy Limited is planning a major project for natural gas extracted from the North Field site in Qatar by a subsea pipeline of about 70 km to Ras Laffan, processing the gas there before transportation by a subsea pipeline of around 400 km to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is intended that the gas will be used to fuel power generation plants in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE and, in addition, for export as LPG and condensate.

JGC Middle East will construct gas processing plants at Ras Laffan in Qatar that will form the core of the project. Completion is expected to be in 2006.

JGC has a track record of achievements in constructing an associated gas processing plant and LNG plants and we envisage that this project contract will help to build closer ties with Qatar. This contract will also form a part of the current move by JGC, to strengthen and further expand its upstream business activities.

JGC Corporation is an international engineering and construction company based in Yokohama, Japan, having multiple operating centers and executing large scale projects worldwide. JGC is currently executing projects in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran, Egypt, Algeria, Malaysia, and other countries.. Established in 1928, JGC has a strong background in lump sum turnkey operations of both hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon related projects with annual sales turnover of approximately $3 billion.

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