Qatar Petroleum (QP) company announced that it has awarded a major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Técnicas Reunidas S.A., a Madrid-based contractor, to provide EPC services to QP’s North Field Expansion (NFE) Project, a press release issued by QP declared.

According to the contract, Técnicas Reunidas will provide EPC services for the expansion of existing liquid products (condensate, propane and butane) storage and loading facilities and the expansion of import facilities for Mono-Ethylene Glycol within Ras Laffan Industrial City, as well as other ancillary facilities and pipelines serving the North Field Expansion Project.

These facilities will be used to handle the liquid products from four new LNG trains comprising the North Field East (NFE) project in addition to another two new LNG trains comprising the North Field South (NFS) project.

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatari Minister of State for Energy Affairs, The President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum said: “The award of this major EPC contract is a part of the North Field Expansion Project, which supports the further development of Qatar’s substantial natural gas resources and reinforces our position as the world’s largest LNG producer.”

“The contract provides for the expansion of the existing infrastructure required to ensure the safe loading and on-time delivery of associated liquid products to our international customers. We look forward to working with Técnicas Reunidas to deliver this important project in a safe, timely and successful manner,” Al-Kaabi added.

NFE project will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 110 MTPA, while the NFS project will further increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 MTPA to 126 MTPA.