Updates from July, 2013
• Ooredoo reports strong profit growth – Quarter-on-quarter profit rises 44 per cent.
• Qatar to tender project management consultancy for rail systems – Deadline set for 15 September for rolling stock, depots and track work.
• Qatar reopens prequalification for expressway programme – Expressway programme includes 42 major construction packages.
• Consultants resubmit bids for Qatar long-distance railway – Contract now includes expanded scope of works.
• Qatari developer seeks contractors for Lusail museum – Contractors invited to prequalify for Doha’s latest iconic building project.
• Qatar invites bids for solid waste transfer facility – Contract will involve building waste management facility in the Al-Khor area of Doha.
• Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Petrochemical Company Limited (QAPCO) have signed technology license contracts for the Al Sejeel Petrochemical Complex – The companies will jointly develop this petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan with QP and QAPCO holding 80 per cent and 20 per cent equity interest respectively, industry sources have revealed. The Al Sejeel Petrochemical Project is scheduled for completion in 2018 and it will feature a mixed-feed steam cracker, with the original mixed feedstock of ethane, butane, and naphtha. With the signing of the technology agreements, the plant will be designed to produce 6.2 million cubic metres per annum of polymers.
• Qatar Fuel Additives Company (QAFAC) – A subsidiary of Industries Qatar, is planning to increase production of MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), a gasoline additive, in refineries at Mesaieed and Ras Laffan due to increasing demand for cleaner fuels in Qatar. MTBE is the most widely used oxygenate, following the global phase-out of lead as an octane enhancer in gasoline.