The EPC bidders are: Foster Wheeler Italiana, with South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company; South Korea’s LG Engineering & Construction; and Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas. The award of the 30-33 month contract is expected in March.

The client is a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum, France’s Totaland the US’ ExxonMobilCorporation.

Total has technical responsibility for the project, while the facility will be operated by Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (Qatargas), which along with Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company (RasGas)will provide the bulk of the condensate feedstock.