Technip Awarded a Gas-to-Liquids Contract in Uzbekistan
Tuesday 13 December 2011
PARIS (Press release) – Technip (FR:TEC) was awarded by Uzbekistan GTL LLC an extension of the existing reimbursable services contract, for the front-end engineering design of a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, located 40 km south of Qarshi (نخشب) in Uzbekistan.
This plant will be based on Sasol’s world leading GTL technology and will have a capacity of 1.4 million metric tons per year, a similar capacity of the Oryx GTL facility in Qatar implemented by Technip, with following product slate: GTL diesel, kerosene, naphtha and liquid petroleum gas.
This award follows the successful execution by Technip of the first phase contract related to the detailed feasibility study. The front-end engineering activities will be executed by Technip’s operating centre in Rome, Italy, with the support of the Group’s centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Uzbekistan GTL LLC is a joint venture company incorporated in Uzbekistan with three shareholders: Uzbekneftegas (Uzbekistan state owned oil and gas company), Sasol Synfuels International (Sasol Group South Africa) and Petronas (a company fully owned by the Malaysian government).
Technip is a provider of project management, engineering, and construction services for the oil and gas industry, headquartered in Paris. The company designs and builds high-technology industrial installations, such as subsea equipment and platforms, and onshore mega-complexes for the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. It operates in three segments: Subsea, Offshore and Onshore. The company’s main subsidiaries are Technip France, Technip Italy SpA, Technip UK Limited, Technip Geoproduction Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Flexibras Tubos Flexiveis Limitada and Technip USA Inc. In 2010, the company has a fleet of 19 vessels specialized in subsea pipelay, subsea construction and diving support.