Yokohama,Paris, April 6, 2009
Chiyoda and Technip, in joint venture, join Qatargas 2 in celebrating the inauguration of Qatargas 2 Project, in Ras Laffan, Qatar. Trains 4 and 5 are the world’s largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) trains*, with a unit capacity of 7.8 million-tons per year.
Chiyoda and Technip were involved in all aspects of the engineering, procurement and construction of Trains 4 and 5 from front-end engineering to start-up. These are the first two of six LNG trains to be inaugurated within the framework of the three projects (“Qatargas 2”, “Qatargas 3 & 4” and “RasGas 3”) ongoing at the Ras Laffan Industrial City. 240 million man-hours have been expended to-date in the construction and commissioning of Trains 4 and 5, with outstanding safety performance achieved.
* LNG Train: unit that transforms natural gas into liquefied natural gas by cooling its temperature to -162°C.