Qatar Petroleum (QP) has invited bids from three joint ventures for the key engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package for its major North Field gas expansion project. Minister of Energy and QP CEO Saad al-Kaabi says he plans for the “award of this EPC contract in January 2020” and for the project to be complete by 2024.

The EPC tender is for four 7.8mn t/y “mega-LNG trains with gas and liquid treating facilities, ethane and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production and fractionation, a helium plant, and utilities and infrastructure to support the processing units.” These will be located at the northern industrial city of Ras Laffan and increase LNG production capacity from 77mn t/y to 110mn t/y. (CONTINUED - 558 WORDS)