Egypt’s Petrojet has won a contract to build a jet fuel pipeline system linking the Mesaieed refinery with New Doha International airport in Qatar.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work was awarded by state-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP), which owns the refinery, 50 kilometres south of the Qatari capital.

Petrojet was selected ahead of several bidders, including local contractors Black Cat Engineering & Construction, Doha Petroleum Construction Company, Medgulf Construction Company and Qcon, and Omani group Galfar Engineering and Contracting.

The project is designed meet demand for jet fuel of 1,000 cubic metres an hour, replacing a system used to supply the current airport that uses a multi-product pipeline and tankers.

The estimated $100m scheme includes the construction of 36km-long, 16 inch-wide pipeline, along with oil pumping systems and associated facilities.

Front-end engineering (feed) design work on the project was carried out by Netherlands’ Tebodin Consultants & Engineers.

New Doha International airport is being built 5km east of the existing airport and is expected to start operations in December this year.