Qatari firm wins contract to double Dolphin gas storage facilities

03 January 2008

Dolphin Energy has awarded a $212 million contract to double the capacity of its storage facilities to Qatar Engineering and Construction Company. The engineering, procurement and construction contract has been awarded for the expansion of the low sulfur condensate tank farm at Ras Laffan Industrial City in the north of the country. It will boost the tank farm’s capacity from 1.5 million to 3.32 million barrels.

The contract includes engineering, procurement, provision of transportation, fabrication, construction, installation, testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning services.

The existing Dolphin tank farm includes three 500,000 barrel tanks, and an export loading dock. However, there is a requirement for additional capacity of one 500,000 barrel and two 660,000 barrel tanks, along with additional export loading facilities.

Dolphin Energy produces more than 1 billion cubic feet of gas a day from its offshore Qatar field. This is processed at Ras Laffan and then exported by pipeline to the UAE.

Dolphin is the operator of the tank farm under a joint venture agreement between Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Shell GTL and Dolphin Energy itself.

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