3W to implement Telecommunication System for Laffan Refinery Phase 2
Taiwan’s largest engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm in joint venture with a Japanese EPC, has awarded premier System Integrator, 3W Networks, the implementation of the Telecommunication Systems or Qatar’s first condensate processing plant,Laffan Refinery Company.
Laffan Refinery Company located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar started a processing capacity of 146,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD) in 2009. It has a production capacity of 61,000 bpsd of naphtha, 52,000 bpsd of kerojet, 24,000 bpsd of gasoil, and 9,000 bpsd of LPG. Laffan Refinery continues to expand and double its condensate refining capacity, supplying more products from a second refinery known as Laffan Refinery Phase 2 (LR-2) set to be fully operational early 2016.
3W Networks will implement the full telecom system integration of Laffan Refinery Phase 2 (LR-2) to the existing telecommunication facilities of Laffan Refinery Phase 1 (LR-1) by using the most advanced telecom products and solutions including Fiber Optic Network, Telephone and Hotlines, Public Address and General Alarm, Closed-Circuit Television, Access Control, IT Network and Local Area Network.
The scope of work includes Detailed Design, Project Management, Procurement, System Integration, Site Acceptance Testing, Commissioning and Warranty.
“We are pleased to deliver our telecommunication expertise in another significant project in Qatar. The downstream petroleum sector remains an interesting and challenging segment and 3W Networks ability to provide a multidisciplinary telecom integrated solutions will be an added value to meet the demands for cleaner fuel products,” said Walid Gamali, CEO of 3W Networks.
About Raffan Refinery
Laffan Refinery, Qatar’s first condensate refinery started production in September 2009. It is designed to be one of the largest condensate refineries in the world. It consists of process units including utility systems, distillation units, naphtha and kerosene hydrotreaters, a hydrogen unit and a saturated gas plant producing naphtha, kerojet, gasoil and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
The shareholders of the Laffan Refinery are Qatar Petroleum (51%), ExxonMobil (10%), Total (10%), Idemitsu (10%), Cosmo (10%), Mitsui (4.5%) and Marubeni (4.5%)