Ras Laffan Industrial City

Ras Laffan
راس لفان
Ras Laffan
Coordinates: QA 25°51′27″N 51°32′20″E / 25.85750°N 51.53889°E / 25.85750; 51.53889Coordinates: QA 25°51′27″N 51°32′20″E / 25.85750°N 51.53889°E / 25.85750; 51.53889
Country Qatar
Municipality Al Khor
Oryx GTL plant in Ras Laffan

Ras Laffan Industrial City is an industrial hub located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Doha, Qatar. It is administrated by Qatar Petroleum.

Ras Laffan Industrial City is the Qatar's main site for production of liquefied natural gas and gas-to-liquid. It hosts among others ORYX GTL and Pearl GTL plants, Qatargas and RasGas LNG plants, the Dolphin gas processing plant, the Laffan Refinery, and Ras Laffan A, B, and C integrated water and power plants. With an enclosed water area of approximately 4,500 hectares Ras Laffan Port is the largest artificial harbour in the world and contains the world's largest LNG export facility.


In March 2011, Ras Laffan signed a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Rotterdam on the occasion of an official visit by Queen Beatrix to Qatar.[1]



Currently, Ras Laffan accommodates three power generation and water desalination plants, abbreviated as Ras Laffan A, B, and C (also known as Ras Qartas Energy Plant). In 2014, Kahramaa announced a planned project which would see the desalination capacity of the plants increase from 35 million gallons of water per day to 65 million gallons per day. The project is set to begin in 2017.[2]


Ras Laffan is located at a very low elevation and has sandy soils. It is 50 miles (80 km) north of the capital Doha and 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Ras Rakan. There is a reef off the coast.[3] Together with Fuwayrit, Ras Laffan accommodates approximately 30% of all sea turtle nests in Qatar.[4]


Ras Laffan is connected with Al Khor City through Al Huwailah Link Road. In November 2014, the 16-km road was improved by increasing it from one lane to four lanes.[5]


  1. "Port of Rotterdam, Ras Laffan Industrial City Sign MoU (Qatar)". LNG World News. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. Amir Shabana (26 October 2014). "Qatar Electricity Boosting Desalination Capacity, Al-Sharq Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. The Persian Gulf pilot: comprising the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Omán; and Makran coast. Great Britain: Hydrographic Dept. 1890. p. 126.
  4. "Nature's gift to Fuwairit, turtles". JustHere Qatar. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  5. "Qatar's Al Huwailah Link Road opens to public". Road Traffic Technology. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 7/27/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.