Invensys Awarded Multi-million Dollar Automation Contract for RasGas II Expansion Project in Qatar
FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - March 16, 2005 - The Invensys Global LNG Business and Technology Centre today announced that the Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company II (RasGas-II) in Qatar, through its Engineering Procurement Contractor - the Chiyoda (Japan) and Snamprogetti (Italy) consortium - has awarded Invensys Singapore an approximately USD $8 million automation contract for the LNG Train 5 Production and Utilities units, with options for expansion of the Storage and Loading Facilities. The project scope includes Foxboro-brandI/A Series process control systems, Triconex TMR Safety Instrumented Systems and Fire and Gas Protection Systems, plus associated project engineering services.Train 5 will have a production capacity of 4.7 million tons per annum (mtpa), and when it comes on line in 2007, it will bring the total capacity of the Ras Laffan LNG complex to over 20 mtpa.Invensys, a world leader in automation technology for the LNG industry, has previously successfully implemented the process control systems, safety systems, and many additional systems for Ras Laffan LNG Trains 1 and 2, and was awarded the Expansion Project for LNG Train 3, Train 4, and associated projects.About Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited The Company was established in 1993 to produce LNG and related products from a designated area within the North Field, the largest offshore non-associated natural gas field in the world.Two onshore LNG trains have been constructed to manufacture 6.6 million tons of LNG per year, together with 45,000 barrels per day of condensate and 300 tons per day of solid sulphur. The Company has drilled 15 offshore wells on three platforms capable of producing more than 1.1 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day.Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (II) was established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum (70%) and ExxonMobil (30%). Train 3 was commissioned in the first quarter of 2004. Train 4 is scheduled for start up in the fourth quarter of 2005 and Train 5 is scheduled for start up in 2007. Each new train is rated for 4.78 mtpa. New offshore wells, the largest producing wells in the industry, are also being drilled. For more information log on to www.rasgas.com.About the Invensys Global LNG Business and Technology CentreThe Invensys LNG Business and Technology Centre leverages a network of satellite centers located in Singapore, Houston, Montreal, and elsewhere. These centers focus on developing, deploying, and supporting business and technology solutions for liquefaction, marine, and regasification. Additional resources are drawn as needed from Invensys' other sales, support, and technical centers around the world, thus enabling Invensys to deliver consistently high-quality solutions and responsive support to LNG customers anywhere in the world.About InvensysThe Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 35,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.
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