Qatargas 2 is the world’s first fully integrated value chain LNG venture. It includes two world class LNG trains each with a capacity of 7.8 million tones per annum (mtpa) of LNG and 0.85 mtpa Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), condensate production of 90,000 bpd, a fleet of 14 ships and a receiving terminal.
The project was inaugurated in a special ceremony in April 2009 by His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Prince Andrew.
The project includes 30 offshore wells and three new platforms in Qatar’ North Field. The offshore platforms are unmanned and will produce 2.9 billion cubic feet of gas per day. Total production will be piped to shore via two wet-gas pipelines.
The liquefied natural gas is processed using Air Product’s proprietary APX process technology. The use of this technology has allowed Qatargas to achieve a fundamental milestone for the LNG industry by increasing the size of the trains to a record new level of 7.8 mtpa for each train.
As part of the total expansion of Ras Laffan capacity, Qatargas 2 also led the construction of facilities for expanded LNG storage and loading, including five 145,000 cubic meter tanks and three LNG berths, a 12,000 tonne/day common sulphur system serving all Ras Laffan ventures and an export pipeline and mooring buoy for loading condensate ships some 55 kilometers offshore.
Once the gas is processed and made into LNG, it is loaded and shipped in specially designed and built fleet of ships to markets in the United Kingdom, United States, Asia and Europe.
Upon arrival in the United Kingdom, the LNG is off-loaded into a purpose built terminal at Milford Haven, Wales. The terminal is linked to the national pipeline grid and the Qatargas 2 project will be capable of supplying up to 20 percent of the UK’s natural gas needs.
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