Dolphin Energy awards 3 major contracts
Posted: 12 January 2004
Successful Bidders Named as JGC Corporation, J Ray McDermott
Middle East Inc and Rolls Royce Energy Systems
Dolphin Energy Limited named the three successful bidders who have
been awarded substantial construction and equipment contracts in
Qatar for the Dolphin Gas Project.
The awards cover engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
contracts for both Dolphin Energy’s gas processing & compression
plant at Qatar’s Ras Laffan and two offshore gas production
platforms – as well as the supply of the compression trains
for the plant.
The EPC award for the gas processing and compression plant has
gone to JGC Corporation of Japan, at a value of approximately $1.6
The plant, due to come on line in 2006, will be located at Qatar’s
Ras Laffan Industrial City. The plant will receive wet gas from
Dolphin’s facilities in Qatar’s offshore North Field,
and will strip out valuable hydrocarbon liquids including condensate
and NGL products, for processing, marketing and sale. The plant
will compress the resulting dry gas for transportation by Dolphin’s
export pipeline to the UAE. The construction period will be 42 months.
The contract includes commissioning and start-up, training of operations
staff, and procurement of spare-parts.
The second award is for a significant equipment element of the
plant - six compression trains will be driven by 52 MW gas turbines
that will be supplied and commissioned by Rolls Royce Energy Systems
of the UK.
The third award has been made to J Ray McDermott Middle East Inc,
with a scope of work that provides for the fabrication, installation
and hook up of Dolphin Energy’s two offshore production platforms
in the North Field.
Confirming the details of the awards, Dolphin Energy CEO Ahmed
Ali Al Sayegh said: “We congratulate JGC, McDermott and Rolls
Royce on their successful bids, which were both well-developed and
competitively-priced. We look forward to working closely with each
of them during the next three years.”
Mr Al Sayegh added: “A quality performance from each company
will be critical to Dolphin’s on-time delivery of its first
gas to the UAE in 2006.”
Dolphin Energy Limited
Dolphin Energy Limited was created to develop substantial energy
projects throughout the GCC. Its objective is to create long-term
economic wealth and new business opportunities for citizens, far
into the future.
Dolphin Energy’s major strategic initiative, the Dolphin
Project, involves the production and processing of natural gas from
Qatar’s North Field, and transportation of the dry gas by
pipeline to the UAE, beginning in 2006. Dolphin Energy’s first
energy initiative comes on stream in 1st Quarter 2004, when Dolphin’s
natural gas pipeline from Al Ain to Fujairah is inaugurated. This
pipeline will supply the Union Water and Electricity Company in
Fujairah - initially with natural gas from Oman, and subsequently
with Dolphin gas from Qatar.
The shareholders in Dolphin Energy Limited are Mubadala Development
Company, wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, Total of France
and Occidental Petroleum of the USA.
For more information see www.dolphinenergy.com.
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