Duba: Dolphin Gas Project, the Gulf's biggest gas supply project, on Monday opened a processing plant in Qatar's Ras Laffan Industrial City - the biggest gas processing unit in the region.

Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Dolphin Energy Limited and Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Presidential Affairs, celebrated the inauguration of the Dolphin Gas Processing Plant .

"The Dolphin Gas Processing Plant is the largest single-build gas plant in the world and is central to Dolphin's operations," a company statement said.

The overall investment in constructing the entire Dolphin Gas Project, which includes 24 wells, two production platforms, twin sealines, processing plant, export pipelines and receiving facilities has been over $4.8 billion.

Dolphin is already supplying up to two billion standard cubic feet of refined natural gas, every day, to utilities, industries and consumers throughout the UAE.

“Today we reiterate our long term focus and vision: Dolphin is a major source of clean, new energy for the Southern Gulf and a catalyst for the region's economic growth.

"We are very proud to have achieved so much - we now face our responsibility to deliver very substantial quantities of gas to our customers, every day, for many decades to come," Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, CEO of Dolphin Energy, said in a statement.

WAM adds: The plant is set to become one of the world's largest gas plants built in one place.

The Dolphin project involves the production and processing of natural gas and the transportation of dry gas by sub-sea export pipeline from Qatar to the UAE.

Dolphin Energy is owned 51 per cent by Mubadala Development Company, on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi, and 24.5 per cent each by Total of France and Occidental Petroleum (USA).