By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 25 -- GSEC, Seoul, awarded a multimillion-dollar automations contract to Invensys Process Systems, London, to provide process control, safety, asset management, and plant information systems at the grassroots Laffan gas condensate refinery under construction at Ras Laffan City, Qatar. GSEC is performing the plant's engineering and procurement.
Gas condensate, in many ways considered a sweet, light crude equivalent, has a gravity of 50° or lighter, is usually free of metals, and produces a light product outturn, more than half of which is naphtha.
When the 146,000 b/d plant comes on line in 2008, it will process gas condensate from the adjacent QatarGas and RasGas LNG liquefaction facilities. The gas processing plant's automation systems will be interfaced with existing Invensys systems at the RasGas and QatarGas sites to maximize synergies among the three facilities.