ABU DHABI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - UAE group Dolphin Energy
has awarded a $250 million contract to Indian group
Larsen & Toubro to upgrade a gas plant in Qatar.
Larsen & Toubro will install three new Rolls Royce Trent gas
turbine compressors and related facilities at the processing
plant at Ras Laffan by end-2014, Dolphin Energy said on Monday.
"They will improve overall reliability and availability of
natural gas exports to the UAE and Oman," it said.
Dolphin - the only cross-border gas supply line in the Gulf
- carries 2 billion cubic feet gas per day from Qatar's North
Field to the UAE coast. Much of the gas is burned within metres
of its arrival in the UAE, with some sent to Oman.
Long-term customers for Dolphin gas from Qatar are the Abu
Dhabi Water & Electricity Company, Dubai Supply Authority and
the Oman Oil Company.
Dolphin Energy is controlled by the Mubadala Development
Company for the government of Abu Dhabi, with France's Total and
U.S.-based Occidental Petroleum each holding 24.5 percent.
The $136 million contract for Rolls Royce was announced in
(Reporting by Stanley Carvahlo, writing by Daniel Fineren;
Editing by Dan Lalor)