Qatar Petroleum has awarded Te´cnicas Reunidas an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project for the expansion of onshore facilities located in the northeast of the Qatari peninsula associated with production from the North Field.
The initial scope of the project, to be executed over 41 months, is for the completion of an “EPC- 3 package” required for the expansion of liquid products storage and loading that are by-products of the LNG liquefaction process. Qatargas Operating Company Limited, Qatar Petroleum’s affiliate, organized the EPC-3 tender and will implement and supervise the implementation of the project by Tecnicas Reunidas on behalf of Qatar Petroleum.
The EPC-3 package includes the construction of liquid products rundown lines, lean gas pipeline for gas delivery into Qatar Petroleum’s domestic gas grid, the expansion of the Ras Laffan Terminal Operations (RLTO) product storage and loading facilities, Monoethylene glycol (MEG) storage and transfer facilities expansion, and CO2 sequestration pipeline and associated facilities at CO2 injection wellheads.
The initial amount of the project has been estimated in more than 500 million US dollars. Nevertheless, the award also foresees several additional options that Qatar Petroleum may execute within a 3-month validity period after the contract is signed. These activities will mean an expansion of the liquid products storage and loading to handle future expansion of two additional LNG trains. The value of these works would substantially increase the total amount of the project already awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas and is to be announced at a future date upon execution of options by Qatar Petroleum.
Natural gas is considered an essential energy source that continues to enable the energy transition process. Its liquefied by-products, propane and butane, are clean fuels and therefore essential to achieving the sustainable energy goals set by the United Nations.
This project extends the work that Te´cnicas Reunidas has been carrying out in Qatar since 2006.
The North Field Expansion Project
Qatar Petroleum’s North Field, located off the northeast coast of the Qatari peninsula, is the largest non-associated natural gas field in the world.
The project, for which Te´cnicas Reunidas has been contracted, supports Qatar Petroleum’s plans to increase Qatar’s liquefaction natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 to 110 million tonnes per year. The additional LNG production is expected to commence in late 2025.