A major step has been taken in Qatar Petroleum's (QPs)drive to establish shared infrastructure facilities at the Ras Laffan industrial city with the issue of a letter of intent to a group made up of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC)and Japan's Chiyoda Corporationfor the common seawater-cooling system project. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract will be worth about $300 million (MEED 21:9:01).
Two other contracting groups submitted rebids in July for the contract. They were Japan's Marubeni Corporation, with Turkey's Gama, and US-based Petrofac International, with Samsung Corporationof South Korea.
The two-year project includes: dredging a 1.5-kilometre channel to depths of 4.5-9 metres; the construction of two breakwaters; the building of a pump house; and the construction of intake and discharge channels and a chlorination plant.
The common cooling system will meet the seawater-cooling requirements of the Ras Laffan independent water and power project (IWPP) and future industrial capacity planned in the area.
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