State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) has awarded a $62m contract to build new berths at Ras Laffan to Geneva-registered Archirodon Construction (Overseas).

The two-year contract is the latest award at Ras Laffan for port work that will support Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry.

QP awarded construction contracts on the largest port project at Ras Laffan in March 2008. A joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) and Belgium’s Six Construct, together with the UK’s Halcrow, secured a QR6.5bn ($1.7bn) construction deal to expand Ras Laffan port (MEED 28:3:09).

The work involves construction of all quay walls for the LNG berths, container berths and a coast guard jetty, as well as administrative buildings and electricity substations for the port.