Client: Qatar Petroleum
Mott MacDonald is providing detailed design engineering services
and procurement assitance for a multi-product transfer system from
the QP refinery in Mesaieed to the Doha depot.
Phase I - The local demand for refined products is expected
to grow rapidly due to the ongoing developments in Qatar. Refined
products are currently transported by a multi-product transfer
system consisting of a pump station at the QP Refinery at Mesaieed,
and a 12” pipeline and tank farm at Doha Depot, situated in the Abu
Hamour area. The refined products are distributed by road tanker
from the Doha Depot to various customers. Multi-products are
transported through the pipeline in a batch operation. The pump
station, pipeline and depot were commissioned in 1988 with a design
capacity of 430m3/hr. WOQOD, a public owned company in
which QP is a major share holder, is the asset holder of Doha
Depot. WOQOD has published a long term demand forecast for refined
products in Qatar up to the year 2024. In order to meet the
forecast demand, a new multi-product transfer system is required.
QP is planning to do this by putting up a new 18” 46 km
multi-product pipeline between QP Refinery and Doha Depot in place
of the existing 12” pipelines.
Phase II - The local demand for Jet A1 Fuel will increase
due to the construction of New Doha International Airport (NDIA).
Jet Fuel is currently transported in the same way described above.
From the Doha Depot, it is transported to the existing airport by
road tankers. Following commissioning of the new 18” multi-product
pipeline, the existing 12” pipeline will become redundant. This 12”
pipeline will be utilized, with the additional new extension 12”
pipeline, to connect to Jet A1 Fuel Farm at NDIA.
As part of this project the existing 12” Multi-product pipeline
will be extended by installing a new 12” pipeline to the New Doha
International Airport to supply Jet A1 fuel. The new 12” pipeline
will tie-in with the existing 12” MPL pipeline between Doha and
Wakrah cities with a new Block Sectionalising Valve BSV-3 and it
will be utilized to transport Jet A1 fuel from QP Refinery to the
new Airport. The pipeline shall be buried and the approximate
length is 9 km.