Metso will deliver automated ball valves to the facility under construction at Ras Laffan, with the main part of deliveries scheduled for 2008. The value of the order was not disclosed.

JGC is the main engineering, procurement and construction management contractor on the project, along with its US partner KBR.

The two firms previously carried out the front-end engineering and design package for Pearl, which will have two 70,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) trains (MEED 23:9:05).

The overall plant will produce 140,000 b/d of GTL fuels and products and 120,000 b/d of condensate, liquefied petroleum gas and ethane.