Qatar Petroleum has awarded Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas a contract for its North Field LNG expansion project.

The initial value of the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract has been estimated to be more than $500m.

Técnicas Reunidas will be responsible for the expansion of existing liquid products storage and loading facilities. The liquid products include condensate, propane, and butane.

The contract also includes expansion of import facilities for mono-ethylene glycol within Ras Laffan Industrial City and other ancillary facilities and pipelines associated with the North Field expansion project.

Técnicas Reunidas will undertake detailed engineering work in Qatar.​

Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Qatar Petroleum president and CEO Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said: “The award of this major EPC contract is a part of the North Field Expansion Project, which supports the further development of Qatar’s substantial natural gas resources and reinforces our position as the world’s largest LNG producer.

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“The contract provides for the expansion of the existing infrastructure required to ensure the safe loading and on-time delivery of associated liquid products to our international customers.”

Qatar Petroleum plans to use the new facilities for handling liquid products from the four new LNG trains that make up the $28.75bn North Field East (NFE) project.

The NFE project, which is being developed as part of the first phase of the North Field expansion project, is expected to begin production by the end of 2025.

It is expected to boost Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 110 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from 77MTPA.

Qatar Petroleum said that the new facilities will also support two new LNG trains that make up the North Field South (NFS) project.

This project would further boost Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 126MTPA by 2027.