Mohammed al-Hajari, head of Al-Karaana executive committee
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State-owned energy company Qatar Petroleum (QP) and the UK/Dutch Shell Group are planning to spend $6.4bn to construct the Al-Karaana Petrochemicals Complex at Ras Laffan, according to Oil Minister Mohammed al-Sada.
The scheme will consist of four major process units: linear alpha olefins; monoethylene glycol; oxo-alcohols; and a steam cracker. The total capacity of the new plant will be about 2 million tonnes a year of chemicals. The front-end engineering and design (feed) was started in 2012, and the feed contract was awarded to the US’ Fluor in 2013. This will be followed by the engineering, procurement and construction phase in 2014.
Al-Sada has said he expects the scheme to be completed in 2018.
|Shell’s projects in Qatar|
|na=Not available. Source: MEED|
|Pearl GTL||Gas processing||In operation since 2011||$19bn|
|Qatargas 4 (train 7)||Gas processing||In operation since 2010||$5bn|
|Ras Laffan olefins complex||Petrochemicals||Tendering, completion 2017||$6.4bn|
|Block D||Upstream gas exploration||Ongoing||na|
Qatar Petroleum (QP) appoints UK/Dutch Shell Group as partner on project
QP/Shell sign agreement
UK lender RBS appointed as financial adviser.
Prequalification documents sent out
Feasibility study completed
Feed process begins
US-based Fluor awarded feed contract
Main contract expected to be issued
Project due for completion
Source: MEED Projects