State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) has awarded an EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) contract to a consortium of two Arab companies for the supply of jet fuel to Hamad International Airport in the capital Doha, the Qatari Arabic language daily 'Sharq' has reported.
The deal was awarded to the Qatari Teyseer Trading & Contracting Company and the Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), the paper said.
It said the contract involves the construction of 24-inch pipelines from the Northern Qatari industrial port of Ras Laffan and the Southeastern industrial city and tanker terminal of Mesaieed to Hamad Airport, as well as pumps, power facilities and four storage tanks with a capacity of 53,000 cubic metres each.
The project will be completed in 2019 and it involves the supply of jet fuel from Ras Laffan and Mesaieed to Hamad Airport beyond 2030, it said.
“This project will support the aviation sector in Qatar and will ensure all jet fuel needs for Hamad Airport until 2030 and beyond,” Saad Al Kaabi, QP’s CEO, told the paper.
Kaabi did not give project details but Ras Laffan and Messaieed are about 80 km and 117 km respectively from Doha. QP manages large oil facilities in Messaieed while in Ras Laffan it controls the world’s largest reservoir of non-associated gas in the offshore North Field, with an estimated 25 trillion cubic metres of natural gas.