DEL awards major contracts for Qatar Dolphin Gas Project
Dolphin Energy (DEL) named Japan’s JGC Corporation, J Ray McDermott Middle East and Rolls Royce Energy Systems as the three successful bidders for substantial construction and equipment contracts in Qatar for the Dolphin Gas Project.
The awards cover engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for both Dolphin Energy’s gas processing and compression plant at Qatar’s Ras Laffan and two offshore gas production platforms – as well as the supply of the compression trains for the plant.
The EPC award for the gas processing and compression plant has gone to JGC Corporation of Japan, at a value of approximately $1.6 billion. The plant, due to come on stream in 2006, will be located at Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City.
The plant will receive wet gas from Dolphin’s facilities in Qatar’s offshore North Field, and will strip out valuable hydrocarbon liquids including condensate and NGL products, for processing, marketing and sale.
The plant will compress the resulting dry gas for transportation by Dolphin’s export pipeline to the Unites Arab Emirates (UAE). The construction period will last 42 months.
The second award is for six compression trains will be driven by 52 mega watt gas turbines that will be supplied and commissioned by Rolls Royce Energy Systems of the UK.
The third award has been made to J Ray McDermott Middle East, with a scope of work that provides for the fabrication, installation and hook up of DEL’s two offshore production platforms in the North Field.
DEL was created to develop substantial energy projects throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Its shareholders are Mubadala Development Company, wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, Total of France and Occidental Petroleum of the US.
DEL’s major strategic initiative, the Dolphin Project, involves the production and processing of natural gas from Qatar’s North Field, and transportation of the dry gas by pipeline to the UAE, beginning in 2006. Its first project comes on stream in the first quarter of 2004 with the launch of a natural gas pipeline from Al-Ain to Fujairah, UAE. — (menareport.com)
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