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Qatar Petroleum issues EPC invitation for LNG trains

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Qatar Petroleum has announced that it has invited three companies to provide the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for the four LNG mega-trains of its North Field Expansion (NFE) project.

According to the statement, the tender package has been issued to three EPC joint ventures (JVs): Chiyoda Corp. and Technip France S.A.; JGC Corp. and Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd; and Saipem S.p.A., McDermott Middle East Inc. and CTCI Corp.

Under the tender, the JVs would have to provide the EPC work for four LNG mega-trains with gas and liquid treating facilities, ethane and LPG production and fractionation, a helium plant, and utilities and infrastructure to support the processing units. The trains are reportedly part of Qatar Petroleum’s aim to expand LNG production in the State of Qatar from 77 million tpy to 110 million tpy by 2024.

Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said: “This tender package comes in line with Qatar Petroleum’s plan to move into the next significant phase of the North Field Expansion project, which will culminate in the award of this 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.

“Issuing this tender package further demonstrates Qatar Petroleum’s commitment to executing this 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.”

According to Qatar Petroleum, this latest 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 JV between Consolidated Contractors Co. and Teyseer Trading and Contracting Co.

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