Qatar Petroleum (QP) has awarded the joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Contractors (CCC) and the local Teyseer Contracting Company the contract to build the pipeline to supply jet fuel to Doha’s Hamad International airport from Ras Las Laffan.

The engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) involves building a 24-inch pipeline from Ras Laffan to Doha, four 53,000 cubic-metre Jet A1 tanks, booster and mainline pumps, and power and firefighting systems.

The new facilities have been designed to meet the airport’s long-term fuel demand until after 2030.

The project’s jet fuel will primarily come from Laffan Refineries 1 and 2, in addition to products from Pearl GTL.

Hamad International airport opened in April 2014 after initially aiming for a 2008 launch. The total cost of the project was $15.5bn, far in excess of its original budget.

An expansion of the airport is planned. In September 2015, the steering committee unveiled details of the upgrade. It comprises three main elements: the extension of the main terminal building; the construction of concourse D and E; and the connection with the Red Line of the Doha Metro.