Pearl gets wired

General Dynamics has been awarded a contract by Qatar Shell GTL to provide telecommunications and information technology engineering, procurement and technical-assistance services to Qatar’s Pearl Gas-to-Liquids project.


General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract by Qatar Shell GTL to provide telecommunications and information technology engineering, procurement and technical-assistance services to Qatar’s Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) project.



Under the contract, General Dynamics Information Technology will provide engineering, procurement, assembly and factory testing services in Qatar. In addition, the company will participate in field activities associated with the construction of the Pearl GTL plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, that include installation supervision, site acceptance testing, pre- commissioning, commissioning, start-up activities and technical assistance.



In July 2006, Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell announced the launch of the world-scale integrated Pearl GTL Project in Qatar. Upstream, Pearl GTL 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 fuels and products.