The official contract signing ceremony, held at Qatar Shell’s offices in Doha, was attended by Michiel Kool, Managing Director and Chairman of Qatar Shell Companies; Chris Ashton, WorleyParsons Managing Director – Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Sheikh Faisal bin Jassim Al-Thani, WorleyParsons Qatari partner.

Michiel Kool congratulated WorleyParsons on its first contract in Qatar with Shell and welcomed the company as a strong global partner capable of delivering the contract successfully.

Chris Ashton thanked Shell for the opportunity to support Pearl GTL with the contract award and acknowledged the importance of the contract to WorleyParsons, stating, “We are proud to partner with Shell in Qatar and to support the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant.”

Developed in partnership between Qatar Petroleum and Shell, Pearl GTL converts natural gas into a range of high-performing GTL products: from gasoil, kerosene and base oil to naphtha and normal paraffins for the petrochemicals industry. Pearl GTL is located in Ras Laffan Industrial City and made its first commercial shipment in June 2011.