OREANDA-NEWS.  Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda), one of Japan's leading engineering and construction firms, announces that its subsidiary in Qatar, Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC (Chiyoda Almana), has recently been awarded a contract by RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) for the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) for the Onshore Flow Assurance Project.

The scope of the project consists of onshore storage, pumping and loading facilities that will pump mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) through a high pressure pipeline system to eight RasGas and three Qatargas offshore wellhead platforms to prevent the formation of hydrates. The project includesMEG transfer pumps and facilities to load road tankers that will supply MEG to the RasGas, Qatargas and Barzan onshore facilities, and the capability to load marine vessels to transport MEG to offshore back-up tanks on the wellhead platforms. The same berth will also be used to unload MEG from chemical supply tankers.

Nafez Bseiso, Chief venture Officer of RasGas said: "The Flow Assurance Project represents a strategic step being taken by RasGas and Qatargas to manage long-term reservoir injectivity risks while sustaining our industry leading reliability. We are pleased to have Chiyoda Almana workingwith us under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract to execute the onshore scope of work for this project."

Chiyoda Almana Engineering Chairman, Madoka Koda said: "Chiyoda Almana is extremely proud and honoured to continue our relationship with RasGas through the award of this EPC contract, which affords Chiyoda Almana the opportunity to expand on our local Engineering, Procurement, and Construction management (EPCm) capability and experience with RasGas. We look forward to providing RasGas with high quality services for the safe and successful delivery of new onshore facilities to ensure the integrity and longevity of the RasGas LNG plants."