TRAIN 7 IS PART OF THE RASGAS EXPANSION PHASE 2 PROJECT (RGX2) TO BRING THE COMPANY’S LNG PRODUCTION CAPACITY UP TO APPROXIMATELY 37 MTA IN 2010. BY THIS TIME RASGAS’ FACILITIES WILL HAVE INCREASED FIVEFOLD SINCE 2000.
Train 7 came on stream in February 2010. Together, Trains 6 and 7 have greatly extended RasGas’ global reach. Both mega-trains are owned by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (3), or RL (3), a Qatari joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (70 percent) and ExxonMobil (30 percent). Like Train 6, RasGas Train 7 is one of the new generation of LNG mega-trains operated by RasGas, each with a production capacity of
7.8 Mta, and is part of the RasGas Expansion Phase 2 Project (RGX2), which brought the company’s LNG production capacity up to approximately 37 Mta.
As well as generating 15.6 Mta of LNG, the two trains together produce 110,000 barrels per day of condensate and 1.5 Mta of liquid petroleum gas (LPG).
Building the mega-trains involved:
- More than 1,200 major pieces of equipment
- A 500,000 square metre site – roughly equal to 100 football fields
- 44,000 tonnes of structural steel
- 1.1 million metres of cable and wire
- 170,000m3 of concrete
- Up to 28,000 site workers at peak periods
The completed facilities include:
- 16,000 square metres of buildings
- The equivalent of 5 kilometres of dual carriageway in roads and paving
- 140 MW power generation for plant operations, controlled by no fewer than 18,500 instruments