Qatar Rolls Out Plans To Expand LNG Storage, Export Capacity

Qatar is expanding its LNG storage and export capacity to handle volumes slated to come online from 2024. Key contracts are to be awarded in early 2020.

Qatar Petroleum’s grand project to massively boost LNG capacity also requires a substantial expansion of ancillary functions. On 7 May, QP issued a call to tender for an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract covering storage, loading and export facilities. It plans to award the contract by February 2020.

QP says the tender package was “issued to world class contractors.” It covers EPC work for “three LNG storage tanks; compressors to recover tank boil off gas during storage and jetty boil off gas during LNG vessel loading; LNG rundown lines from the LNG trains to the LNG storage area; two additional LNG berths with an option for a third LNG berth; and loading and return lines from the LNG berths to the tanks.” (CONTINUED - 887 WORDS)