JGC secures lucrative Qatar gas contract

The development of Qatar's commercial gas industry continues to march ahead as the Gulf state has awarded Japanese engineering giant JGC Corporation with a $1.6 billion contract for a gas processing and compression plant.

Located at Qatar's Ras Laffan Industrial City and due to come online in 2006 the plant will be part of a massive Dolphin Energy gas project, involving the production and processing of natural gas from Qatar's North Field and transportation of the dry gas by pipeline to the United Arab Emirates.

Additionally Dolphin awarded Rolls Royce Energy Systems of the UK with a contract to supply and commission six compression trains that will be driven by 52 gas turbines.

J Ray McDermott Middle East was chosen for the fabrication, installation and hook up of Dolphin Energy's two offshore production platforms in the North Field.

A company statement said the plant will receive wet gas from Dolphin's facilities in Qatar's offshore North Field, and will strip out hydrocarbon liquids and liquefied natural gas products, for processing, marketing and sale.

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