Qatar opens one of world's biggest LNG manufacturing facilites
The formal inauguration of Train 4 took place on Nov. 22 at Ras Laffan in the presence of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and other dignitaries.
Train 4, among the largest LNG manufacturing facilites in the world, was constructed within the approved budget and came on line within schedule following joint efforts by RasGas Projects and Operations teams, and RasGas shareholders QP and ExxonMobil. 76.5 million man-hours were worked with a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) of 0.31. The 4.7 million tons per annum (MTA) of LNG produced by train 4 is scheduled to serve RasGas’ European sales commitments.
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the onshore components of Train 4 was carried out by a joint venture of Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation and Mitsui & Company, Italy’s Snamprogetti and Al Mana Trading Co. W.L.L. of Qatar. The contract for the platforms and pipelines packages was executed by J. Ray McDermott Eastern Hemisphere Limited based in Dubai.