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This thread is for all kinds of expansions to Ras laffan Ports and the industrial city

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Nakilat and Keppel O&M to develop Ras Laffan shipyard

Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (NAKILAT) has signed an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) through its wholly owned subsidiary, KS Investments Ltd., to jointly develop a world-class shipyard facility in the Port of Ras Laffan, Qatar.

The proposed shipyard will be part of the massive expansion of the Port of Ras Laffan, in the Arabian Gulf, and is expected to begin operation in 2010.

NAKILAT and KS Investments have agreed to form an 80/20 joint venture company (JVC) to manage the design, construction and operation of the 43-hectare shipyard, which will be built on reclaimed land. KS Investments will contribute US$23 million for its 20% interest in the joint venture.

The name of the JVC is Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

The new facility will be suitable for the repair and maintenance of very large LNG carriers and a wide range of other vessels, and the conversion of tankers to Floating Production Storage & Offloading systems (FPSO) and Floating Storage & Offloading (FSO) systems. The estimated cost of the shipyard is approximately US$450 million.

Qatar Petroleum (QP) will fund the reclamation of the land and construction of the yard's infrastructure, such as the two dry docks, the quays, buildings and utilities distribution networks. QP will lease the infrastructure to the JVC.

The JVC will fund the shipyard's mobile equipment, such as the floating dock, cranes and workshop machinery, and provide cash for operations.

The shipyard can be expanded for the construction of specialized small ships (such as offshore supply vessels), and the fabrication of structures for the offshore oil and gas industry (such as jack-up drilling rigs, process modules and decks, jackets, wellhead decks and flare booms), and the fabrication of components for land-based petrochemical and industrial plant. The facility will also provide life-cycle support in all the markets it serves.

Mr. Muhammad A. Ghannam, Managing Director of NAKILAT, said: "In our negotiations and through visits to Keppel's shipyards in Singapore, we found the overall culture of Keppel, their best practices and business operations to be a good fit with our vision for the new shipyard. Keppel has very high standards of professionalism and commitment to service excellence which we appreciate.

"Our vision is for the new shipyard to become a centre of excellence for the repair and maintenance of LNG carriers, thereby securing a strategically important link in the supply chain of natural gas from wellhead to consumer."

Mr. Tong Chong Heong, Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer of Keppel O&M, said: "This business venture is in line with our "Near Market, Near Customer" strategy to be close to our customers so that we can better serve them.

"We will replicate our proven management system in the new shipyard, and leverage the resources of our global network of 17 yards and commercial agents to ensure success of this joint venture with NAKILAT."
 

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Port Expansion

With the anticipated volumes of cargo set to increase dramatically, the new port development is the key to the delivery of these cargoes to various parts of the world. The new port will be a world class facility it will be constructed in phases to accommodate the developing industries that are expected to operate in the in the industrial city. This phase consists of the new LNG berths, liquid cargo berth, dry docks as well as repair yards.

The dredging, reclamation and breakwaters will form a part of a single contract that will enclose the area around the port and provide adequate land for utilities and services to be able to access berths that will be built inside the port.

The berths will be built on an incremental basis, with provision for at least the next 20 years. Provision has also been made for industries that are likely to be based Ras Laffan.
 

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Ras Laffan Port Expansion- Extending the Gateway Of Energy

Presently, with two LNG Berths in operation, Ras Laffan Port is the world’s largest LNG exporting facility, which is able to accommodate the biggest LNG carriers around. Two more LNG berths are under construction, with plans for a fifth and sixth berths presently under consideration.

Two liquid product berths are in operation facilitating the export of condensate to markets worldwide, whilst construction on 4 more berths is nearing completion. Once the construction is completed, the 5 LNG and 6 Liquid product berths will meet the end users’ requirements until 2009. In the last quarter of this year a new product will come on line, as the first shipment of LPG will be loaded for export. The present sulphur facility will be upgraded to a “state of the art” sulphur export facility. A massive dry-dock and ship repair facility is planned to offer a “one stop shop” for its clients.

Everything is therefore in place to meet the forecasted demands of 2008, but the Management of RLC is looking well beyond this date. RLC Director Misnad Al Misnad foresees an ambitious vision for RLC and its port expansion plan. According to him, tremendous support from the Government and QP will see this ever-growing City as a potential world leader in Gas export. A new Master Plan for the Port Lay Out has been designed, which would allow Ras Laffan to accommodate the variety of ships, expected to load in the port. Starting with 39 LNG shipments in 1997 to 307 in 2004 and projected figure of 3000 shipments in span of 5 years shows the extent of the growth of this outstanding port.

The final design is coming together and it will place Ras Laffan in the record books as the largest man-made harbor in the world. The port will be enclosed by some 26 km of breakwaters, and within these enclosed waters more LNG, liquid product and container berths will be constructed. According to Mohamed Ali Ahmed Abdelrahim, Manager, Ras Laffan Port, “We are well prepared and ready to meet the expansion. We have a vision to be the leading LNG and associated gas based products Port in the world”.
 

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I've done my internship with a dredging company who is in charge of the reclamation of the land and the expansion of the Ras Laffan port. It's huuuuge!!!!
If I have some time I will post some pics.
 

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Ras Laffan Industrial City Masterplan Development

Drawing the Future of Ras Laffan


The RLC Master Plan covers the anticipated developments in Ras Laffan in the coming 20 years. The plan will cover industries expected to be located in the city as well as the required infrastructure, support and service uses and other ancillary facilities. A major task will be to prepare a conceptual design for the expansion of the port.

The high quality and large quantities of feedstock gas available in Ras Laffan will support a wide range of industries. Initial projections indicate that there will be approximately 14 LNG trains, 3-4 GTL projects, 4 Gas Plants, Ethylene Plants and a variety of other industries.

Ras Laffan is destined to become the LNG and GTL capital of the world and one of the biggest producers of ethylene and derivatives. The new Port will accommodate around 225 million tons of products per year more than double its present size. The current land area of Ras Laffan is also expected to double in size from approximately 106 square kilometers to approximately 246 square kilometers.

Ras Laffan is developing into what may be the single largest, and most comprehensive Gas processing industrial complex in the world.
 

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I've done my internship with a dredging company who is in charge of the reclamation of the land and the expansion of the Ras Laffan port. It's huuuuge!!!!
If I have some time I will post some pics.
Please and thank you
 

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To have an idea of the size of the new port, here an sattelite picture taken half a year ago. You can see the new breakwaters are getting shape under water.
At the moment the dredgers are already working above water and the southern breakwater already reaches more then three kilometers into the see!

I'll try to post some pics taken from the ships later.



What's also interesting on this pick is the big dust flume in the water right under the present port.
It's created by a working cutter suction dredger: a ship that cuts the hard soil at the bottom of the see to deepen the port. Fish off course don't like that... but it's amazing to see all these details on sat pic.
 

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some sea pics, there isn't much to see off course... It aren't skyscrapers that are being build ;-)




The small ship (belgian flag) in front of the LNG tanker is about 100m long. To give you an idea of the size of the tanker...


rocks from the emirates, These will protect the inner breakwater, which consists of sandlike material from the waves.


A trailing suction hopper is pumping his cargo onto shore to reclaim land from the sea. Picture is taken on already reclaimed land. (dutch flag).
 

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^^^ Thanks for sharing. But how many percent of the land reclaimation is completed?
 

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i really can't say. It's more then half a year since i left. But i think they will be over 50% now. The breakwaters and reclamation should be completed by 2009.
 

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something like that. The longest breakwater is 10 km into sea and i thought the longest span between the north and south breakwater is also around 10km.

as i said: it's huge!
 

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Qatar to export 4.8m tonnes LNG to Italy

dubai • Qatar said yesterday it was building a new terminal to export 4.8 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas to Italy by 2008, the country’s state news agency QNA reported.

“Currently we are building a terminal to receive Qatari LNG that will be exported to Italy before the end of next year 2008,” QNA said citing Nasser Khalil Al Geeda, chief executive of Qatar Petroleum International.

“We are expecting to export 4.8 million tonnes annually which is expected to increase to about 6 million tonnes per year.”

Qatar Petroleum International owns 45 per cent of this project, Exxon Mobil also owns 45 per cent, while Italian firm Edison owns 10 per cent.
 

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Dolphin to double Qatar storage capacity
Web posted at: 1/4/2008 1:15:23
Source ::: Agencies

DOHA • Dolphin Energy has announced the awarding of a $212m (QR770m) contract to double the capacity of Qatar's low sulphur condensate storage facilities.

This Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract is for the expansion of the Common Low Sulphur Condensate Tank Farm at Ras Laffan Industrial City. The contract provides for development of the farm's storage capacity from 1.5 million to 3.32 million barrels in addition to extra export loading facilities.

The contract has been awarded to Qatar Engineering and Construction Company (Qcon) after beating out other contenders for the project. Five companies had been invited to bid for the project and three eventually did so.

Dolphin is additionally the designated operator of the Common Low Sulfur Condensate Tank Farm, under a Joint Venture Agreement between Qatar Petroleum (on behalf of the Barzan Gas Project), Qatar Shell GTL (on behalf of the Pearl Gas-To-Liquids Project) and Dolphin Energy itself.

The existing Dolphin tank farm includes three 500,000 barrel tanks, together with an export loading dock. With the planned Pearl GTL and Barzan projects, there is a requirement for additional capacity consisting of one 500,000 barrel and two 660,000 barrel tanks, plus additional export loading facilities.

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