Qatar Petroleum (QP) has issued the Invitation to Tender Package for Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) mega-trains of its North Field Expansion (NFE) project.
The package has been issued to three EPC Joint Ventures: Chiyoda Corporation and Technip France SA; JGC Corporation and Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co Ltd; and Saipem SpA, McDermott Middle East Inc and CTCI Corporation.
The tender calls for the engineering, procurement and construction of the four mega-LNG trains with gas and liquid treating facilities, ethane and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) production and fractionation, a Helium plant, and utilities and infrastructure to support the processing units. The four-mega LNG trains are part of QP plans to expand Qatar’s LNG production from 77 million tonnes per annum (mta) to 110 mta by 2024.
Minister of State for Energy Affairs and QP President/CEO HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi said the tender package is in line with their plans to move into the next significant phase of the North Field Expansion project, which will culminate in the award of the EPC contract in January 2020.
We are pleased to have the participation of three international joint ventures with outstanding EPC contractors; and we look forward to a highly competitive tender.’
Al Kaabi added that issuing the tender package further demonstrates QP’s commitment to executing the milestone mega-project.
It comes at a time when all activities related to the project are progressing well and according to plan at all fronts, and I am pleased to announce that further contract awards related to the project will be announced shortly.’
The package issue follows the recent contract award for the fabrication and installation of eight NFE offshore jackets to McDermott Middle East, and the contract award for early site works for the onshore project to the joint venture between Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Teyseer Trading and Contracting Company.
Update* Qatar Petroleum issued an Invitation to Tender Package for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) to expand its common lean liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage, and the loading and export facilities for its North Field Expansion (NFE) Project.
The tender package, which was issued to world-class contractors, calls for the engineering, procurement and construction of three LNG storage tanks; compressors to recover tank boil-off gas during storage and jetty boil-off gas during LNG vessel loading; LNG rundown lines from the LNG trains to the LNG storage area; two additional LNG berths with an option for a third LNG berth; and loading and return lines from the LNG berths to the tanks.
Commenting on the announcement, HE Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said:
Issuing this tender package reflects Qatar Petroleum’s unique contracting strategy approach for the North Field Expansion Project. Under this strategy, we have identified the need for multiple EPC packages that can match the execution expertise in the EPC contracting community for specific scopes of work while providing the opportunity for multiple EPC contractors to participate. The issuance of this tender package will culminate in the award of this EPC contract by February 2020.
This tender package is part of a strong drive to put the various NEF project components in place, including four mega LNG trains that would expand the State of Qatar’s LNG production from 77 mn tonnes per annum to 110 mn tonnes by 2024. This also includes the recently announced major LNG ship-building campaign expected to initially deliver 60 LNG carriers in support of the planned production expansion, with a potential to exceed 100 new LNG carriers over the next decade.’
Qatargas is entrusted with executing this mega-project on behalf of Qatar Petroleum. As the World’s Premier LNG Company, Qatargas has an established history in delivering such major projects and in operating various onshore and offshore facilities in the North Field with a high degree of reliability and operational excellence.
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