Qatargas - North Field East Development: Onshore

General Information
Owner QatarGas
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile) Qatargas – North Field LNG Expansion – Qatar
Location Ras Laffan, Al Khor Municipality, Qatar
Status --
Sector Gas, Upstream, Gas Extraction
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 21
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $8322m
Award Date February 2021
Completion Date December 2026
Last Updated On May 2022
ProjectId (Old, New) 48180, 301902


Qatargas is undertaking the construction of onshore facilities at the North Field East Development previously known as the "North Field Expansion project (NFE)" in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC), Qatar.

Qatargas is planning three new LNG trains under the capacity expansion plan rather than the two new trains and debottlenecking of existing trains, that was originally been considered. It will produce approximately 3,000 tons/day of ethane as feedstock for petrochemical development in the State of Qatar, 8,500 tons/day of LPG for sale into world markets,185,000 barrels/day of condensate in addition to approximately 12 tons per day of pure helium.

Qatar Petroleum on 26 September 2018, announced adding a fourth liquefaction train to raise capacity from the North Field to 110 million tons per annum (MTPA). The output from the field will rise from 77 million tons a year now.

With the addition of the fourth train, the new project will 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.

When the project is completed, Qatar’s LNG production capacity will reach 110 MTPA, representing an increase of around 43 percent from its current production capacity of 77 MTPA.

The project is being executed in three packages named EPC-1, 2 & 3.

The US$25,000 million project includes the following:

A. LNG Processing Trains (EPC-1)

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 4 Air Separation Units (ASUs)

8. Installation of 2 auxiliary storage and vaporization systems

9. Installation of main refrigerant compressor (MRC) trains

a. Installation of 12 gas turbines

b. Installation of 24 centrifugal compressors

10. General works of the common offsites 2

B. Lean LNG Storage and Loading Expansion (EPC-2)

1. Construction of three LNG storage tanks

2. Laying of 2 LNG rundown pipelines

3. Construction of 3 LNG berths (8, 9 & 10)

4. Laying of LNG loading lines

5. Construction of tank boil-off gas and jetty boil-off gas recovery facilities

6. Installation of dedicated flare systems for both storage and loading facilities

7. Laying of MEG pipelines from MEG facilities to offshore interface

8. Construction of associated facilities

C. RLTO and Offplot Facility (EPC-3)

1. Laying of LNG and condensate rundown pipelines

2. Laying of Lean gas pipeline

3. Expansion of RLTO storage and loading facility

4. Installation of NFE Sulfur facility and tie-in to the existing common Sulfur plant collection pipeline headers

5. Expansion of MEG facilities

6. Laying of NSS (National Security Shield) fiber optic cables

7. Construction of associated facilities

D. Sulphur Storage and Export Facilities (EPC-4)

1. Construction of a Sulphur Storage tank with a capacity of 10,000 tonnes

2. Laying of connecting pipelines

3. Installation of the control system and valves

4. Mechanical & Instrumentation works

5. Construction of associated facilities

Second Section

23 May 2022

EPC 1: SIAD Macchine Impianti (SIAD MI) is supplier and sub-contractor for the installation of 4 Air Separation Units (ASUs) of the GNT 4750 type, and 2 auxiliary storage and vaporization systems, installation is scheduled by September 2023.

02 May 2022

A JV of Tecnicas Reunidas & Wison Engineering has been appointed as the main contractor for the Sulphur Storage and Export Facilities (EPC-4) project.

27 April 2022

A consortium of Chiyoda Corporation and TechnipEnergies has awarded a subcontract worth US$368 million and the scope of work involves steel fabrication for EPC 1 and the construction works on the Lean LNG Storage and Loading Expansion (EPC-2) are scheduled to commence in May 2022.

14 April 2022

The main contract bids are under evaluation on Sulphur Storage and Export Facilities (EPC-4) project and the time frame for the award is yet unknown from the client.

31 March 2022

Construction works are yet to commence on RLTO and Offplot Facility (EPC-3) Project.

28 February 2022

The following companies have submitted the commercial bids for the Sulphur Storage and Export Facilities (EPC-4) project: Tecnicas Reunidas, Saipem & Hyundai E&C.

25 January 2022

The commercial bids for the Sulphur Storage and Export Facilities (EPC-4) are expected to be submitted by the end of February 2022.

05 December 2021

Tenaris has been awarded a contract to supply a complete package of seamless line pipes and bends for the project.

21 October 2021

Construction works have been commenced on LNG Processing Trains (EPC-1).

07 September 2021

Técnicas Reunidas has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for RLTO and Offplot Facility (EPC-3).

20 June 2021

The bid evaluation process for RLTO and Offplot Facility (EPC-3) project is still ongoing.

18 April 2021

Construction works on Lean LNG Storage and Loading Expansion (EPC-2) are expected to commence in June 2021 and construction works on LNG Processing Trains (EPC-1) are yet to commence.

18 February 2021

The client has taken the final investment decision (FID) on the project and a JV of Chiyoda and Technip FMC has been appointed as Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contractor with a contract value of US$13,000 million for EPC-I package.

28 December 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to January 20, 2020 for EPC-I package.

02 December 2020

The client has asked the contractors to re-submit the commercial bids for EPC-I package which was due on December 15, 2020, however, the date has been further extended to January 2021. (Source: MEED)

26 October 2020

Honeywell has been appointed as the main instrument & control contractor for EPC 1 package.

21 October 2020

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

18 September 2020

The commercial bid submission has taken place on September 15, 2020 for EPC-I package 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.

02 September 2020

Solicitation of Interest (SOI) has been issued for EPC-4 package in the first week of August 2020 and Samsung Engineering amongst the few other EPC's have submitted the SOI documents.

07 August 2020

Air Products & Chemicals has been appointed as the Technology Provider for the EPC -1 package. (Source: MEED)

14 May 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to September 15, 2020 on EPC-1 package.

15 April 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended and expected to be submitted in July or August on EPC-1 package and the bid evaluation is underway on EPC-2 package with the contract expected to be awarded by the end of 2020. The construction works are in nearing completion on Early Site works package.

20 February 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to May 7, 2020 and February 25, 2020 on EPC-I and II respectively.

11 February 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to February 20, 2020 on EPC-II package.

28 January 2020

Petrofac, Black Cat Engineering and Construction, Qatar Engineering & Construction Company W.L.L have submitted the technical bids on January 16, 2020 and the commercial bid submission is due on March 4, 2020 on EPC-3 package.

13 January 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been extended to February 6, 2020 on EPC-2 package.

06 January 2020

Construction works are progressing on early site works project and expected to be completed by March 2020.

24 November 2019

The technical bid submission has taken place on November 17, 2019, for EPC-1 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.

30 October 2019

The technical bid submission has taken place on October 29, 2019 for EPC-2 package. Hyundai E&C, Saipem, Samsung C&T, a consortium of IHI Corporation & McDermott International has submitted the bids.

18 September 2019

The technical bid submission for EPC-I 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. ITB has been issued for EPC-II with the technical and commercial bids (unpriced) due on October 1, 2019, and the priced commercial bid submission on January 7, 2020. The project is expected to be awarded by February 28, 2020, and completion by March 2025. The construction works have been commenced on the early site package.

01 April 2019

A joint venture between Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Teyseer Trading and Contracting Company was awarded the main contract for the project.

20 March 2018

Chiyoda Corporation has been appointed as the FEED contractor.