Technip awarded FEED contract in Basra, Iraq
Technip, in partnership with China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC), was awarded by Basra Gas Company (BGC*), a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for Ar Ratawi Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) train1 project at North Rumaila in Basra Province, Iraq.
The project is the first of the new greenfield associated gas processing facilities that will significantly minimize gas flaring in Iraq and make more energy resources available for power and domestic use– an NGL train with nominal feed gas capacity of 530 million standard cubic feet per day. The standalone facilities will produce liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), NGL and condensate for domestic markets.
The scope of work covers the basic engineering design package of the NGL process units, utilities and the submission of an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) package.
Technip’s operating center in Abu Dhabi will execute the project, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.
Vaseem Khan, President of Technip in the Middle East, declared: “This award reflects Technip’s strengthened position in the Middle-East market, following several previous awards. We are proud to bring our specific technological edge and licensed innovative solutions to the downstream industry, while leveraging our 30 years presence in the region.”
* BGC is a joint venture between the Iraq South Gas Company (51%), Shell (44%) and Mitsubishi (5%)