QatarEnergy awarded a $10‐billion engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the North Field South (NFS) project, which comprises two LNG mega trains with a capacity of 8 tons per annum (MTPA) each.
According to a company statement, the contract was signed by Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy; Arnaud Pieton, President of Technip Energies; and Oussama El Jerbi, CCC Managing Director – Qatar.
It took place in the presence of Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas, and senior executives from QatarEnergy, Qatargas, Technip Energies and CCC.
The North Field East (NFE) project and NFS combined will expand Qatar’s existing capacity for LNG production from 77 MTPA to 126 MTPA.
Commenting on the award of the EPC contract, Al-Kaabi: “QatarEnergy is proud to announce yet another significant milestone in the world’s largest LNG project, reinforcing our commitment to meeting the global demand for Natural Gas.”
He added: “The NFS project is a unique development that minimizes its environmental footprint by design. It includes one of the largest CO2 capture and sequestration facilities and constitutes an important step towards achieving QatarEnergy’s target of more than 11 MTPA of CO2 capture and sequestration by 2035.”
The NFS project’s environmental benefits also include importing a sizeable portion of its electrical power needs from the grid in the form of renewable solar power, which will be produced at QatarEnergy’s solar power facilities currently under construction in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
These facilities will be used to capture and store carbon emissions. It also includes a ‘jetty boil-off gas’ recovery system.