The onshore contract will take about 40 months to complete and includes the construction of acid gas removal, dehydration, fractionation, ethane and natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery, and sulphur recovery units, as well as compression facilities. The JV is expected to be assisted by its main subcontractors on the RasGas III project, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) and Dubai-based Dodsal.

A formal award has still to take place on the offshore package. The offshore contractor on RasGas III, Jebel Ali-based J Ray McDermott (Middle East), has an option to carry out the AKG-2 work. RasGas Company will build and operate AKG-2 on behalf of the client, ExxonMobil Middle East Gas Marketing.