Qatar 1 awards Technip, Chiyoda JV PMP contract

Technip (TEC), leader in a joint venture with Chiyoda, has been awarded by Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (Qatargas 1) an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Plateau Maintenance Project (PMP) in Ras Laffan, Qatar. 

Technip and Chiyoda previously carried out the feasibility study, pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) and FEED of the facilities. 

The scope of this contract includes a new acid gas removal unit, a new sulphur recovery unit, and modifications to utility systems for handling increased feedgas rates to the existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains. The contract is scheduled to be completed in 2013. 

Qatargas 1, a joint venture composed of Qatar Petroleum, Total, ExxonMobil, Mitsui and Marubeni, has been operating three LNG trains since 1996. These trains are currently producing 10 million tones of LNG per annum.



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