DOHA: Pearl GTL, a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum and Shell, has signed long-term service agreements with five major contractors, worth a combined value of approximately QR1.2bn, to provide maintenance services to the Pearl GTL plant.
Under the terms of the contracts, mechanical maintenance services will be provided by Madina and AMEC-Blackcat; electrical and instrument maintenance services will be provided by Kentech; and scaffolding, painting and insulation services will be provided by Hertel and Cape East. Madina and Hertel have been existing contractors to Pearl GTL providing services since 2010.
As part of the contracts, Pearl GTL expects more than 1,000 full-time personnel from the contractor companies to be dedicated to supporting the plant onsite.
Speaking on behalf of Pearl GTL, Wael Sawan, Managing Director and Chairman of Qatar Shell Companies, said, “Through a careful tendering process that began last year, we believe we have partnered with quality firms that will provide important capabilities to help us keep the Pearl GTL plant running safely, successfully and efficiently. These companies stood out for their safety performance, the quality of their personnel and their record of reliable delivery.”
The Pearl GTL plant, located in Ras Laffan, takes natural gas from the North Field and converts it to cleaner burning fuels.