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Kentz Corporation Limited, the holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group, has announced that they have won a Manpower Services contract for the Qatargas Laffan Refinery Phase 2 Project (LR2) in Qatar.

This expansion project will process an additional 146,000 barrels a day (b/d) of condensate recovered from the one of the world’s largest non-associated gas fields, the North Field. The second phase of the Ras Laffan project will double the capacity of the current refinery.

The Laffan Refinery 1 (LR1) currently produces 61,000 b/d of naphtha, 52,000 b/d of jet fuel, 24,000 b/d of oil, and 9,000 b/d of liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

Qatar Petroleum is the leading shareholder of the LR1 with a holding of 51%. The remaining shares are spread between several international companies including ExxonMobil, Total, Idemitsu, and Cosmo each holding 10% stakes. Two other Japanese companies, Mitsui and Marubeni, also each hold  a 4.5% interest.

Shane Dooley-Cullinane, Kentz Regional Managing Director, Middle East said, “We are pleased to build further on our relationship with Qatargas and to be awarded additional work on the Laffan Refinery project. This year has seen a number of strategic changes made to our Middle East and engineering businesses, as we implement our 2013 and Beyond strategy, and it is excellent to see a growing volume of awards within the region.”