Qatar Energy - Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex

General Information
Owner Qatar Energy
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Ras Laffan, Al Khor Municipality, Qatar
Status --
Sector Chemical, Production, Petrochemical Plant
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $0m
Award Date August 2022
Completion Date December 2027
Last Updated On January 2022
ProjectId (Old, New) 43000, 271096


Qatar Energy (QE) is planning the construction of a petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

The project consists of two major packages. Package 1 includes the ethane cracker and Package 2 includes the polyethylene derivative units. The ethane cracker package is estimated to be worth about US$3,000 million to US$3,500 million and the other package is estimated to be worth around US$1,500 million.

The petrochemicals complex will feature the world’s largest ethane cracker and have a capacity to produce 2 million t/y of ethylene, according to a statement issued by the project partners at the time.

The project will utilize feedstock which will include ethane produced primarily from the new North Field LNG expansion project that will produce an additional 23 MTPA of LNG, with existing gas projects producing ethane.

The US$5,000 million project includes the following:

Package 1:

1. Construction of an ethane cracker with a capacity of 1.9 MTPA

2. Construction of an ethylene reactor unit

3. Construction of steam cracker unit

4. Construction of cryogenic storage tanks

5. Construction of associated facilities

Package 2:

1. Construction of two high-density polyethylene derivative units with a combined capacity of 1.68 MTPA

2. Construction of production units

3. Construction of processing units

4. Construction of storage facilities

5. Construction of associated facilities

Second Section

11 January 2022

The contractors are preparing to submit the bids for Polyethylene Derivative Units and Ethane Cracker projects. The technical bid submission deadline is on March 31, 2022, and the commercial bid submission deadline is on May 20, 2022.

26 December 2021

Nine contracting companies have been pre-qualified and are likely to submit bids for the project. Samsung Engineering, JGC, Saipem, Daelim Corporation, Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HDEC) are among them.

08 November 2021

The main contract tender was issued in October 2021, and the technical bids submission deadline is in February 2022, while the commercial bids submission deadline is in May 2022. The main contract is expected to be awarded by the third quarter of 2022. (Source: MEED)

28 September 2021

JGC Corporation and Daewoo Engineering & Construction were appointed to perform feed works on “two key components” of the project and the overall feed works are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. (Source: MEED)

07 February 2021

The project is in the early stages of development.

24 May 2020

The process design package (PDP) which includes drawing works and documentation relating to the design and construction is underway and the issuance of the tender for the FEED contract is facing a delay due to the current situation in the region. (Source: MEED)

25 June 2019

Chevron Phillips will provide project management, engineering and construction services for the development of the project.

14 August 2018

The project is in the initial stage.

16 May 2018

The engineering design works on the project is expected to commence soon. The project is expected to be operational by 2025.

16 May 2018

The client has invited companies to bid for development and operation contracts for the project.