Qatargas Operating Company Limited and Gasal Q.S.C, the joint venture between Air Liquide, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company, have announced a new gas supply agreement.

Declared by Qatargas earlier this summer, the deal covers the supply of gaseous nitrogen through Gasal’s pipeline in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

The gaseous nitrogen delivered to Qatargas is supplied through a 5km pipeline network from the ‘YangoO2’ air separation unit (ASU), owned and operated by Gasal. The ASU was built in a record time of 15 months and was commissioned in December 2010.

Gasal’s nitrogen pipeline network has been initiated to safely and reliably service the existing and future end-users in Ras Laffan. During the last few weeks, Gasal has been able, through its safe, reliable and uninterrupted supply of gaseous nitrogen, to play a key role in one of Qatargas’successful planned maintenance programs.

Christian Last, CEO of Gasal, added, “Gasal successfully completed the first phase on its nitrogen pipeline system in Ras Laffan Industrial City. The first 5km are only the beginning of a Ras Laffan wide network, which will be constructed in support of Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and the further industrial establishment.”