The world-scale Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) project, sponsored by Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell, is currently under construction in Qatar. Pearl GTL is not only the world’s largest integrated GTL project, but also the largest energy project ever launched within the borders of Qatar.
GTL technology converts natural gas into a range of valuable, environmentally friendly, high-quality synthetic hydrocarbon fuels and products.
Upstream, the Pearl GTL project will produce, transport and process some 1.6 billion cubic feet of wellhead gas per day to produce 120,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of condensate, liquefied petroleum gas and ethane. Downstream dry gas will be used as feedstock to produce 140,000 barrels per day of GTL products.
The project includes the construction of two off-shore platforms for the natural gas extraction, two multi-phase submarine pipelines, and an on-shore GTL plant located inside Ras Laffan Industrial City.
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Italy has been selected as main contractor for system design, engineering and procurement services, turnkey supply, full systems integration/testing and local technical assistance services related to the security, telecommunications and information technology systems and infrastructures for all on-shore and off-shore industrial facilities and plants, including:
- Integrated Intrusion Detection System and Access Control System for perimeter security.
- Video surveillance CCTV digital system equipped with more than 400 cameras.
- Supervisory, control and video recording centres.
- Integrated Network Management System for centralised supervision and control of all telecommunication systems.
- Fibre Optic transmission system for the submarine cables between the off-shore platforms and the on-shore facilities, and for all the LAN/WAN networks spread on the plants.
- Telephone and PABX systems.
- Public Address/General Alarm system equipped with 16 nodes on-shore, 2 nodes off-shore and around 3,000 speakers of various types.
- TETRA Private Mobile Radio system.
- Ancillary and auxiliary subsystems including: hotlines, Intercoms, non directional beacons, maritime and aeronautical radios, meteorological systems, power supply and UPS systems, voice recording system, towers and masts, cables, etc.