QatarEnergy has kicked-off operations from its Barzan gas plant in the Ras Laffan Industrial City, to handle production from its giant North Field development.
The state-owned giant said in a statement that Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar’s Emir, inaugurated the Barzan gas plant on Tuesday.
“The Barzan gas plant will produce and process natural gas from the North Field to serve the requirements of local power generation and water desalinisation,” the company said.
In addition, the plant will produce associated hydrocarbon products for supply to local refinery and petrochemical industries as well as for export to international markets, the company added.
The Barzan gas plant is capable of producing almost 1.4 billion cubic feet of gas per day for local power generation and water desalination, plus 2,000 tonnes of ethane per day as feedstock for the local petrochemicals industry and 1,500 tonnes per day of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) for export to international markets, the company said.
The plant will also be handling 30,000 barrels of condensate per day for processing in the Laffan Refinery and export to international markets; and 3,500 tonnes of sulfur per day for export to international markets, it added.