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Cergy (France), 19 April, 2016 - SPIE announced today that the contract of SPIE Oil & Gas Services with Qatar Petroleum for the operation and maintenance of the Common Seawater Facility in Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar has been renewed for the second time.  

SPIE Oil & Gas Services Middle East LLC, a subsidiary of SPIE Oil & Gas Services, was again awarded a five-year contract to provide manpower with hand tools, vehicles, original equipment manufacturer/vendor specialist support and other support services for the operation and maintenance of all existing and future equipment and facilities at the Common Seawater Facility (CSF) in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLC). The contract, which goes into effect on April 1, 2016, covers all areas within RLC on a continuous and call-off basis. 

Qatar Petroleum (QP) will carry out the materials management, engineering and maintenance planning, and provide senior maintenance staff. 

Located 50 miles north of Doha, RLC is an industrial center administered by Qatar Petroleum that provides the infrastructure needed by gas-based industries using the North Field gas reserve in the State of Qatar.

The Common Seawater Facility supplies cooling water, desalinated water, potable water and fire-fighting water to industries in the city. Built with 100% availability and designed to 99.7% reliability, it is vital to the uninterrupted operation of industries located in RLC. Capacity currently reaches 1,166,000 cubic meters per hour following expansion of the facility. This large, complex hydraulic system shared by different consumers requires highly technical solutions to ensure reliability and availability.

The contract will be carried out by some 127 SPIE employees, among them coordinators, engineers, inspectors and technicians with a range of skills, including mechanical, electrical, welding, control systems, instrumentation, HVAC, field operation and scaffoldings.

“The renewal of this contract for the second time is an acknowledgment of SPIE’s expertise and excellent performance on this job over the past 10 years,” said Yves Compañy, Managing Director of SPIE Oil & Gas Services. “It demonstrates the high level of confidence Qatar Petroleum has in our operation and maintenance services.”



About Qatar Petroleum

Qatar Petroleum, the State of Qatar’s national oil and gas company, conducts exploration, appraisal and development operations with such major international oil and gas companies as ExxonMobil, Anadarko Qatar, Maersk Oil Qatar, Talisman Energy Qatar, Wintershall Consortium and Marubeni.   

QP operates Qatar's oil pipeline network, which transports supplies from oil fields to the country's refinery and export terminals. Refining is handled by the National Oil Distribution Co., a subsidiary of QP. QP participates in the Dolphin Gas Project, a pipeline that connects the natural gas networks of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. It is also involved in gas-to-liquid projects, and produces propane, butane and condensate in its four natural gas liquids plants. It exports liquefied natural gas through the joint venture Qatargas. 

QP is also actively involved in the petrochemical and fertilizer industry.