Qatargas achieves safety milestone at Plateau Maintenance Project

Source: Qatargas

Qatargas’ Plateau Maintenance Project (PMP) has achieved a significant safety milestone as the project’s 2000-strong workforce completed three million man hours without any lost time injury (LTI). This LTI milestone was enabled by the project's behavioral based safety observation program which recently exceeded a 40,000 STOP cards plateau.

The Plateau Maintenance Project will ensure the production capacity of Qatargas 1 is maintained at 10 million tonnes per annum (MTA) of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). This will be accomplished by drilling additional offshore wells, modifying associated offshore facilities, modifying the existing Qatargas Trains 1-3, and adding onshore facilities to accommodate expected increases in feed gas and hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

The Qatargas 1 facilities were initially built to produce six MTA, of LNG. These facilities were upgraded in 2005 through a debottlenecking project which resulted in a new capacity of 10 MTA. – ENDS.

Qatargas has awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract of the Plateau Maintenance Project (PMP) to TCJV, a joint venture between Technip and Chiyoda. A Qatargas project management team has been working on detailed engineering design and procurement activities in Technip’s Paris office since March 2010. The detailed engineering work scope is now 80% complete and within 1.5% of plan.

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