JGC is the only one of the four groups of bidders pricing the contract on its own. The contract involves the construction of a gas processing and compression plant at Ras Laffan with capacity of 2,600 million cubic feet a day of gas. It also covers natural gas liquid (NGL) recovery units. The plant will deliver dry gas into the Dolphin pipeline to the UAE, as well as supply ethane feedstock to the proposed Ras Laffan cracker, which will have capacity of 1.3 million tonnes a year.
Commercial bids are already in for the three offshore EPC packages, covering the platforms, the sealines and the export pipeline. All the major EPC packages are due to be awarded in November, allowing commissioning of the $3,500 million project by late 2006.