It’s full steam ahead for Qatar’s eagerly awaited LNG expansion project, which the emirate’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida al-Kaabi labels “one of the energy industry’s largest investments in the past few years.” In a competitive tender a JV of Japan’s Chiyoda and Paris-based Technip Energies was this week awarded the key onshore EPC work in an award worth at least $13bn.

The Chiyoda Technip Joint Venture (CTJV) will construct four 8mn t/y liquefaction trains at Qatar’s LNG hub in Ras Laffan to lift total liquefaction capacity from 77mn t/y to 110mn t/y. Mr Kaabi says that the full cost of this first phase expansion (North Field East: NFE) is $28.75bn. (CONTINUED - 2692 WORDS)