Nexans cables to play key role at Qatar’s new condensate refinery

Jul 24, 2014 | Cables and Accessories

Chiyoda and CTCI have been jointly awarded the contract for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning portion of Laffan Refinery 2 project by Qatargas. It will have a condensate processing capacity of 146,000 BPSD. 

CCJV, the joint venture between Chiyoda, leading engineering, procurement and construction firm for oil and gas, and CTCI, Taiwan’s largest engineering, procurement and construction firm, has chosen Nexans to provide all its power and instrumentation cable needs for the construction of Laffan Refinery 2 in Doha, Qatar. Under the contract, Nexans will provide over 1000km of cable designed to suit the demanding requirements of the oil and gas industry, including low and medium-voltage single and multi-core armoured IEC standard flame retardant cables.

The Laffan Refinery 2 project further reinforces Nexans’ position in Qatar’s oil and gas industry which is making heavy investments in new projects to fulfil State of Qatar 2030 vision. In 2013, Nexans provided 1000km of medium and low voltage cables for the Barzan gas processing project. 

Charles-Edouard Mellagui, country manager and CEO of Qatar International Cables Company (QICC), the Nexans company based in Qatar, said: “Winning this major contract for such a high profile and strategic project is an important step for the contribution of the Nexans Group to Qatar 2030 vision and its underlying will to accelerate its industrial development. With our QICC footprint, Nexans is well positioned to deliver competitive cable products for Qatar’s oil and gas projects.” 

For Laffan Refinery 2 project, Nexans QICC will design and manufacture 1000km about of low and medium voltage, power and earthing cables, while Nexans France will provide the instrumentation cables and Fiber Optic cables. Construction of the refinery began in December 2013, and it is expected to be completed in the 3rd quarter 2016.