Dubai: Dubai engineering and construction firm Dodsal has announced a $951 million contract to provide a new cooling system at an industrial city in Qatar.
The order from state-owned Qatar Petroleum covers pumps as well as electrical and telecommunications systems at Ras Laffan in Qatar, a city with a thriving with oil and gas production industry.
The energy project will cater to the needs of Qatar Gas and Ras Gas in the process of producing liquid natural gas (LNG).
The system will also supply seawater to Q Power to be used for cooling the machinery used in LNG production and the desalination of seawater. The company claimed in a statement that the contract is one of the biggest in the region in terms of scale and value.
Dodsal specialises in engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) of systems covering the oil, gas and power sectors.
Its major activities have been in projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
When the EPIC contract gets formal ratification, Dodsal Group's order book will reach $2 billion.
The company says it will complete a major part of the project in 20 months, with the balance expected to be wrapped up in the subsequent 13 months.
A company statement said: "Dodsal will deploy the best of its resources and technical prowess to make the common cooling seawater system at Ras Laffan a significant success.
"The award of the contract is a reflection of the client's confidence in Dodsal's ability to execute the project with outstanding precision."
The order, which is among the largest EPC contracts awarded by Qatar Petroleum, is the second phase of the project.
It will increase the existing capacity of 310,000 cubic metres per hour to over 835,000 cubic metres per hour.