Qatargas - LNG Processing Trains (EPC-1)

General Information
Owner QatarGas
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile) Qatargas – North Field LNG Expansion – Qatar
Location Ras Laffan, Al Khor Municipality, Qatar
Status --
Sector Gas, Downstream, Gas Processing Plant
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $20000m
Award Date December 2020
Completion Date April 2025
Last Updated On October 2020
ProjectId (Old, New) 38998, 229962


Qatargas is planning to undertake the construction of LNG trains each with a capacity of 7.8MTPA in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC), Qatar.

The project also referred to Inside Batteries Limits Plots (ISBL). The NFE project will feature the latest compression technology to reduce 60,000 tons of CO2 per train each year without any reduction in LNG production.

The US$20,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of four mega LNG trains

2. Construction of utilities & offsite facilities which are located within Lot W2/3 & W1A

3. Construction of Helium recovery unit located at Lot W1A

4. Construction of non-technical buildings

a. Construction of warehouses located at Lot W1A

b. Construction of workshops located at Lot W1A

5. Construction of administration building at existing Barzan admin area to save the plot space

6. Construction of associated facilities

7. Installation of main refrigerant compressor (MRC) trains

a. Installation of 12 gas turbines

b. Installation of 24 centrifugal compressors

Second Section

21 October 2020

The EPC contract is expected to be signed by the end of 2020. (Source: MEED)

05 October 2020

Baker Hughes has won a supply contract for multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRC) which includes 12 gas turbines and 24 centrifugal compressors.

18 September 2020

The commercial bid submission has taken place on September 15, 2020 and the JV of Chiyoda Corporation and TechnipFMC, JV of JGC Corporation and Hyundai E&C, JV of Saipem, McDermott and CTCI Corporation has submitted the bids.

07 August 2020

Air Products & Chemicals has been appointed as the technology provider. (Source: MEED)

30 June 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to September 15, 2020.

15 April 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended and expected to be submitted in July or August with the contract expected to be awarded by the end of 2020.

25 February 2020

The commercial bid submission has been extended to May 7, 2020 with the contract expected to be awarded by August 2020.

31 January 2020

Bid evaluation is underway and the commercial bid submission is due on February 12, 2020.

24 November 2019

The technical bid submission has taken place on November 17, 2019 and JV of Chiyoda Corporation and TechnipFMC, JV of JGC Corporation and Hyundai E&C, JV of Saipem, McDermott and CTCI Corporation has submitted the bids.

18 September 2019

The technical bid submission is due on November 17, 2019 and the commercial bid submission on February 12, 2020 with the overall project expected to be completed by March 2025.

29 August 2019

FEED works are complete and the ITB has been issued with the bid submission due on December 12, 2019.

14 June 2019

The bid submission deadline is on 12 December 2019.

16 April 2019

Three consortiums have been invited to submit bids Chiyoda Corporation (Japan) / TechnipFMC (France), JGC Corporation (Japan) / Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea), Saipem (Italy) / McDermott (USA) / CTCI Corporation (Taiwan). The last date of submission is unknown and the project is expected to be awarded in January 2020.

02 April 2019

FEED work is underway on all the four trains, while the first LNG train scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2023 and the entire project by 2026.

27 March 2019

The following companies have submitted the PQ documents Descon Engineering, Qatar Engineering & Construction Company WLL, Madina Group WLL, Medgulf, Black Cat Engineering & Construction, Galfar Qatar, Hyundai Engineering, McDermott International, JGC Corporation and Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC.

08 March 2019

Contractors have submitted prequalification documents on 3 February 2019. PQ shortlisting is underway.

11 February 2019

FEED activities are underway and expected to be completed by the end of March 2019. ITB not yet issued and time frame for issuance is unknown at this juncture.

08 November 2018

FEED works are still underway and completion date is extended to March 2019.

27 September 2018

A fourth LNG train was added to the project scope.

27 September 2018

The client is adding up fourth LNG train to the project which shall produce about 32 MTPA of LNG, 4,000 tons/day of ethane, 260,000 barrels/day of condensate, and 11,000 tons/day of LPG, in addition to approximately 20 tons per day of pure helium.

07 May 2018

Qatargas has been entrusted with executing this on behalf of Qatar Petroleum. LNG production is expected in 2023.

04 April 2018

FEED work is underway.

20 March 2018

Chiyoda Corporation is awarded as the FEED contractor on the project. The scope includes providing the basic design for the addition of 3 x 7.8 mtpa mega-trains of LNG production with associated pre-investment to add a 4th LNG train in the future.

12 March 2018

Chiyoda was appointed as the FEED consultant for the onshore facilities.

22 February 2018

The client has finalized to build 3 new LNG trains, rather than the two trains and debottlenecking of the existing trains that was planned earlier. The three new LNG trains will boost the LNG capacity by 30 percent from 77mn tpa to 100mn tpa.

22 February 2018

The client will select partners by end of 2018 and final investment decision on all the trains will be finalized by end of 2019 or early 2020. The overall project is expected to be completed in a period of 3 to 4 years.

12 January 2018

The technical studies are ongoing on the project.

11 December 2017

The project is still under study.

18 September 2017

Detailed study is currently ongoing on the project.

05 July 2017

The client is planning to increase the LNG production capacity from 77mn tpa to 100mn tpa.

01 June 2017

QP has signed an agreement with Chiyoda Corporation to conduct detailed study on the project which is expected to be completed by end 2017. FEED is expected to start in early 2018 if the outcome of the study will achieve the optimum value for the country.

28 February 2017

Qatargas announced plans to undertake the LNG production trains project.