The Chiyoda/Technip JV signed on 21 December the estimated $4,000 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the two liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains, each with capacity of 7.8 million tonnes a year (t/y). Both trains – the sixth and seventh to be built at the Qatargas complex – will use liquefaction technology supplied by the US’ Air Products (MEED 23:12:05).

Both subcontractors will provide the full range of construction services, including civil, mechanical and electrical and instrumentation. The contracts call for completion of the train 6 work by August 2008 and train 7 in April 2009.

The offsites and utilities award represents Gama’s largest in the Qatari market. As for CCC, the process areas subcontract reinforces the contractor’s strong links with the local liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity building programme. It is already working as the main subcontractor on the Qatargas II two-train project under an estimated $650 million subcontract placed last May (MEED 13:5:05). More recently, it was appointed the process areas subcontractor on the two-train RasGas III project in a deal worth about $450 million (MEED 13:1:06).