Basra Gas Co. has let a contract to Technip for the front-end engineering and design for NGL processing construction in Iraq. The contract, which is in partnership with China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corp., is for Ar Ratawi NGL Train 1 at North Rumaila, Basra Province. Basra Gas is a joint venture of Iraq South Gas Co. 51%, Royal Dutch Shell PLC 44%, and Mitsubishi 5%.
According to Technip, the project is the first of new greenfield associated gas processing that will reduce gas flaring in Iraq and make more energy available for power and domestic use. The NGL train will have a nominal feed capacity of 530 MMcfd and produce LPG, NGL, and condensate for domestic markets.
Scope of work covers basic engineering design of the process units, utilities, and submission of an engineering procurement and construction package.