QP launches largest LNG shipbuilding programme in history Apr 23, 2019 0 2218 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar Petroleum (QP) on Monday launched the largest shipbuilding programme in the history of LNG industry with the issuance of an ‘invitation to tender’ for the reservation of ship construction capacity required for the LNG carrier fleet for its North Field Expansion (NFE) Project. The NFE project will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 million tonnes per annum (mta) to 110 mta starting in 2024.In addition to addressing shipping requirements for the North Field Expansion Project, the tender covers shipping requirements for the LNG volumes that will be purchased and offtaken by Ocean LNG (a 70-30 joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil) from the Golden Pass LNG export project in the US, which is under construction and is planned to start by 2024. The tender also includes options for replacement requirements for Qatar’s existing LNG fleet.“With this significant step, Qatar Petroleum embarks on another major LNG shipbuilding campaign expected to initially deliver 60 LNG carriers in support of the planned production expansion, with a potential to exceed 100 new LNG carriers over the next decade. This important initiative reinforces QP’s commitment to its global reputation as a safe and reliable LNG producer at all times and under all circumstances,” Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum HE Saad Sherida al Kaabi said.“This tender, along with the recently released Engineering, Procurement and Construction tender for four new mega LNG trains planned as part of the NFE Project, constitute two monumental and historical milestones as we make major strides in our commitment to the further development of the world’s largest non-associated gas field,” Kaabi added.QP has entrusted Qatargas to execute this LNG ship- building programme on its behalf. As the World’s Premier LNG Company, Qatargas has an established history of safely and successfully delivering such major projects. This includes the previous campaign that resulted in the construction of 45 Q-Flex and Q-Max ships, the world’s largest LNG carriers, which constitute the backbone of Qatar’s LNG carrier fleet today. RELATED ARTICLES Deputy Amir receives credentials of NZ envoy Apr 23, 2019 0 942 Qatar opens 100-bed hospital in Gaza Strip Apr 23, 2019 0 1140 Samba wins 400m hurdles gold Apr 23, 2019 0 913 Amir condoles with Sri Lankan president The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani held a telephone conversation with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday evening. During the phone call, the Amir expressed sincere condolences to the President .. Over 500 firms from 34 countries to take part in Project Qatar exhibition Rahul Preeth Doha More than 500 companies from 34 countries are lined up to make the 16th edition of the Project Qatar exhibition “the broadest and the most inclusive to date” as its doors open in Doha on April 29. More than .. US ends waivers for Iran oil imports US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. The Trump administration on Monday told five countries — Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India — that .. Sri Lanka bombings linked to ‘international network’ Sri Lanka on Monday said it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500. The .. ‘National Address Law a major step for developing legal system’ Chairman of the Supreme Judiciary Council (SJC) and President of the Court of Cassation HE Dr Hassan bin Lahdan al Mohannadi has affirmed that the national address law published in the Official Gazette is a major step in ..