RasGas has awarded Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC, the EPC Contract for RasGas Helium 3 Project in Qatar

Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC (“Chiyoda Almana”) – a leading engineering and construction contractor in Qatar – has been awarded the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract for the Helium 3 OSBL Facilities and the construction of Helium 3 Recovery Facilities (“Helium 3 Project”), by RasGas Company Limited (“RasGas”).

  1. Client : RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) on behalf of Barzan Gas Company Ltd.
  2. Project Scope : EPC for Helium 3 OSBL* Facilities and Construction of Helium 3 Recovery Facilities (“Helium 3 Project”)
  3. Site : Barzan Plant plot site, Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar
  4. Contract Type : Lump Sum
  5. Completion : 2nd Half of 2017

* OSBL means Outside Battery Limit for this Helium 3 Project.

About RasGas

RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is a Qatari joint stock company established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil RasGas Inc. RasGas acts as the operating company for and on behalf of the owners of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects RL, RL (II) and RL3 (Project Owners). With operations facilities based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, RasGas’ principal activities are to extract, process, liquefy, store and export LNG and its derivatives from Qatar’s North Field. RasGas, on behalf of the Project Owners, exports to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with a total LNG production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum.

For pipeline sales gas to the domestic market, RasGas also operates the Al Khaleej Gas Projects, AKG-1 and AKG-2 supplying approximately 2.0 billion standard cubic feet (Bscf) per day. RasGas is currently adding production capacity by managing the Barzan Gas Project on behalf of its owners (Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil), which when fully operational, is expected to supply approximately 1.4 Bscf of additional sales gas per day to the Qatari market to meet growing demand for energy at power stations and downstream industries.

RasGas currently operates the Ras Laffan Helium Plant which was established in 2003 and came on stream in 2005. The plant extracts, purifies and liquefies helium from the North Field. The second helium plant entered production in June 2013 bringing the total liquid helium production capacity to 1.96 Bscf per year.


About Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC

Chiyoda Almana was established in 2008 by Chiyoda in collaboration with Almana Trading Company (one of Almana Group companies), to be a Qatar based engineering service provider to clients in Qatar.

Since then, Chiyoda Almana became a leading project services provider in Qatar, delivers comprehensive project lifecycle engineering services for over 200 projects to Qatari clients in the fields of LNG, gas, oil, petrochemicals and non-hydrocarbon / environmental projects such as flare reduction, wastewater treatment facilities, with more than 600 experienced employees of over 30 nationalities. In 2013, Chiyoda Almana has constructed Helium Extraction Unit Facilities in Ras Laffan Industrial City for RasGas and Qatargas.


About Chiyoda Corporation

Chiyoda Corporation as the parent company of Chiyoda Almana, headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, provides services in the field of engineering, procurement and construction on a global basis for gas processing, refineries, and other hydrocarbon or other industrial plant projects, particularly Gas Value Chain projects, in the Middle East, Russia, Americas, Africa, South East Asia and Oceania regions. Chiyoda has been taking an active business role in Qatar since 1970’s and completed large scale projects in Ras Laffan Industrial City including Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) work for 12 of the 14 LNG trains that it has taken up in Qatar, besides other projects.


About Almana Group

Almana Group, founded in 1960, is one of the most prominent and leading conglomerates in Qatar. Almana Group is actively involved in various activities across diversified fields including automotive business, trading of project materials, ownership and management of residential and commercial properties all across Doha. In contracting activities, Almana Group has executed various projects in Electro Mechanical, Insulation, Structural Steel and Interior Fit Outs and Furnishings. The Group also has joint ventures with reputable foreign partners in Qatar and much more business activities which provide synergies to the Group


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