Tenaris was recently awarded a contract by QatarEnergy (represented by its agent Qatargas Operating Company Limited) to supply a complete package of seamless line pipes and bends for the North Field East (“NFE”) Project. The NFE Project represents the first phase of a major LNG expansion in the State of Qatar aiming at increasing its LNG production capacity from 77 to 110 million tons per year, with an expected production start date in 2025.
Tenaris will manufacture and supply QatarEnergy with 197,000 tons of welded, high-end sour service pipe, 11,800 tons of seamless pipe and 206 bends. The production of welded tubes will take place at Tenaris’s Confab mill in Brazil, while the seamless tubes will be manufactured at the Dalmine and Siderca mills, located in Italy and Argentina, respectively.
The NFE Project is the first phase of a larger project known as the North Field Expansion Project (NFXP). The NFXP envisages developing additional gas reserves from the North Field to feed six new LNG mega-trains, ultimately increasing State of Qatar’s overall LNG production by 64% by 2027, from 77 to 126 million tons per year.
“This contract is the result of almost three years of hard work. We built a value proposition covering both seamless and welded tubes while going through a very stringent qualification process. We are very excited to be part of this milestone project in the North Field,” said Andrea Previtali, Tenaris Vice President of Linepipe Services.
“The vast technical knowledge and expertise Tenaris has acquired, alongside our robust quality management system and long-term relationships with key partners, allowed us to be well positioned with QatarEnergy for this important endeavor”, added Previtali.
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