Qatar Petroleum looks for EPC contractor for North Field LNG facilities

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the president and CEO of QP; Image courtesy of QP

LNG giant Qatar Petroleum (QP) has issued an invitation to tender package for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) to expand its common lean LNG storage, loading, and export facilities for its North Field Expansion project.

QP said that tender package was for EPC services on three LNG storage tanks, compressors to recover tank boil-off gas during storage and jetty boil-off gas during LNG vessel loading.

The tender package also includes work on LNG rundown lines from the trains to the LNG storage area, two additional LNG berths with an option for a third, and loading and return lines from the LNG berths to the tanks.

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said, “The issuance of this tender package will culminate in the award of this EPC contract by February 2020.”

This tender package is part of a strong drive to put the various North Field Expansion project components in place, including four mega LNG trains that would expand the State of Qatar’s LNG production from 77 million tons per annum to 110 million tons by 2024,” he added.

Al-Kaabi further noted that the this undertaking also includes the recently announced major LNG ship-building campaign expected to initially deliver 60 LNG carriers in support of the planned production expansion, with a potential to exceed 100 new LNG carriers over the next decade.

This invitation to tender follows a series of tenders and contracts for work on the North Field Expansion project.

Namely, the company issued a tender for engineering procurement and construction (EPC) of four LNG mega-trains for the project, awarded contracts for eight offshore drilling rigs as well as deals for the fabrication and installation of eight offshore jackets to McDermott and a contract award for early site works for the onshore part of the project to a JV between CCC and Teyseer.

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