Qatargas upgrades, debottlenecks Ras Laffan LNG plant

The Qatar Liquefied Gas Co. Ltd. (Qatargas) is currently expanding and debottlenecking its Ras Laffan LNG plant. This article describes the overall scope of the debottlenecking project and what has been accomplished to date.The LNG plant was originally designed to produce 6 million tonnes/year (tpy) of LNG, which is delivered to a consortium of Japanese buyers led by Chubu Electric Power Co.When completed in 2005, the debottlenecking project will increase actual production to more than 9.5 million tpy with a total engineering, procurement, and construction cost of about $185 million.Qatargas is implementing the plant modifications in steps and train-by-train during planned train major ove...

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