Kentz Scores Qatar Shell GTL Contract
Kentz Corporation, the holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group, announced the award by Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. for EPCm services on the GRVE Integrity Improvement Programme, at the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar.
The contract, building on Kentz’s previous work on Pearl GTL will be executed by the EPC Business Unit and will run for the duration of three years until 2016. This enhancement
programme consists of upgrades on both the Feed Gas Processing Unit (FGP): sour water service and the UTL: acid hydrochloride and hypochlorite system.
Pearl GTL, a partnership between Qatar Petroleum and Shell, is the world’s largest GTL plant and one of the world’s largest, most complex and challenging energy projects ever commissioned. It captures in one project an extended gas value chain starting from offshore subsurface development, through onshore gas processing to natural gas, to the conversion of natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids, to the refining to finished products and storage, and finally to the dispatching and worldwide marketing of unique GTL products.
Tush Doshi, Chief Operating Officer, EPC for Kentz commented: “Kentz was awarded its first contract on the Pearl GTL plant back in 2006 and we are delighted to continue our strong working relationship with Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. EPC process services are a key area of focus for Kentz’s continued growth, and this award builds on recent demand in the Middle East and other regions for our engineering expertise.”
LNG World News Staff, October 14, 2013; Image: Shell