The tankage scope of works involves the construction of 38 storage tanks with total capacity of 900,000 cubic metres at the plant site and Ras Laffan port. A date has still to be set for the submission of commercial bids.

Evaluation of commercial bids has been completed
for the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation (MEI) and civils subcontract works on
the project’s core element. Seven contractors priced the
estimated $750 million package. The client is a team of Japan’s JGC Corporation and the
US’ Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), which is providing engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the synthesis core, utilities and infrastructure packages. The remaining works on the project are being tendered directly by Shell.

The project entails the construction of two 70,000-barrel-a-day GTL trains by 2009/10 (MEED 2:6:06).