More construction work underway at Ras Laffan
Qatar Petroleum has begun work on LR2 project
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has started additional construction work on a 146,000-b/d condensate splitter at its Laffan refining complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
The foundation stone for Laffan Refinery 2 (LR 2) was laid on 1 April at a ceremony in Doha, Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd. said.
The LR 2 project—a joint venture of QP 84%, Total SA 10%, Idemitsu 2%, Cosmo 2%, Marubeni 1%, and Mitsui 1%—will double Laffan Refinery 1’s (LR 1) condensate refining capacity to 300,000 b/d, making it the largest condensate refinery in the world, according to Qatargas.
Like LR 1, LR 2 will be operated by Qatargas and will process untreated condensate from the North gas field, producing as much as 60,000 b/d of naphtha, 53,000 b/d of jet fuel, 24,000 b/d of gas oil, and 9,000 b/d of LPG.
Construction of the $1.5bn facility is scheduled to be completed by the third-quarter in 2016.