Pearl GTL installs last of giant synthesis reactors

cranes-qatarThe last of 24 giant heavy paraffin synthesis reactors has been installed at the Pearl GTL project at Ras Laffan.

The lifting into place of the final 1,200 tonne reactor was another step towards the completion of construction on the Pearl gas-to-liquids project, jointly developed by Qatar Petroleum and Shell.

Construction is expected to be complete around end-2010 with project ramp-up then taking about 12 months.