Qatargas 2 Ras Laffan LNG Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Qatar Petroleum 70%, ExxonMobil 30%
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  • Location: Ras Laffan Industrial City
  • Capacity: 15.6 million tons/annum (2 Trains)
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • 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 trains are the 4th and 5th Qatargas trains

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: Five 145,000 cubic meter tanks
  • Constructor:
    • Chiyoda: FEED + Acid Gas Removal (FEED + EPC) + Sulphur Recovery Units (FEED + EPC)
    • Chiyoda Corporation and Technip: Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
  • Licensor: Air Products proprietary APX process technology

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • -

Suppliers / Customers


  • Heads of Agreement – Qatar-UK gas supply deal – June 2002
  • FEED contracts awarded – July 2003
  • 2004 - Air Products chosen for expansion project - March
  • 2004 - Chiyoda / Technip JV awarded engineering, procurement and construction contract
  • 2005 - Foundation stone laid
  • Sales & Purchase Agreements signed – December 2005
  • First ships delivered - September 2007
  • Train 4 starts LNG production - March 2009
  • Inauguration by HH the Emir - April 2009
  • Train 5 starts LNG production - September 2009

Other Information

  • US$7.6 billion in financing for the project was raised from 57 different institutions, including Islamic financial institutions
  • Each liquefied natural gas (LNG) train is rated for 7.8 million tons of LNG production per year, which is 50 percent larger per train than any LNG train currently under construction or in operation.

Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda LNG References
  2. Terminal Webpage
  3. Qatargas II Project to supply gas to the UK
  4. Qatargas 2 project inaugurated today
  5. Air Products to Provide Liquefaction Process Technology for World's Largest LNG Production Facility at Qatargas II
  6. Air Products To Provide A Second Ap-X™ Lng Unit For World'S Largest LNG Production Facility At Qatargas II
  7. Chiyoda / Technip: A $4 Billion LNG Contract in Qatar
  8. Air Products’ New AP-X® LNG Technology Placed On-Stream at World’s Largest LNG Process Train in Qatar

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