Laboratory Planning for SHELL and QATAR PETROLEUM

Consulting: Supervision

Holland / Qatar - October 2013

THIEMT has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by FLUOR.

Scope of work is the preplanning and creating a project-study of a laboratory for quality and production control of a new petrochemical project located in Qatar and operated by a joint venture (JV) of SHELL and QATAR PETROLEUM (QP).

This is a technical project study that is consistent with an exact preliminary planning and also serves to calculate the budget. The complete laboratory will be planned: the laboratory rooms, the laboratory furniture, the analytics as well the work processes and the choice of the complete equipment and materials that will be needed for the use of the laboratory. Furthermore the complete laboratory organisation will be pre-planned: Concepts for the utilities supply, data handling (LIMS), waste disposal and so on.

The joint venture of SHELL and QP is expected to invest 6.4 billion USD in a new MEG plant (mono-ethylene glycol) which includes also a state-of-the-art laboratory. The new complex is expected to come online in 2018.

FLUOR Corporation, headquartered in Texas / USA, is a world-wide active Engineering Construction Company with more than 40,000 employees and a revenue of 27.6 billion USD in 2012. It has been awarded by the JV to develop a basic engineering package for selected technologies.

QATAR PETROLEUM, formerly Qatar General Petroleum Corporation, is a state-owned petroleum company and is currently the world's largest LNG producer. The company carries out all oil and gas related activities in Qatar. The company was founded in 1974, is headquartered in Doha and has a revenue of 51.6 billion USD.

SHELL is an energy and petrochemical company headquartered in The Hague. The company has almost 90,000 employees and with a revenue of more than 460 billion USD it is the second largest company in the world.

THIEMT is a German based company, also located in the Middle East. Its key focus is engineering and consultancy of laboratories resp. quality assurance and its planning and realization as a turnkey project.