Ras Laffan Industrial City is an industrial hub and Qatar’s main site for production of liquefied natural gas and gas-to-liquids. It is located 80 kilometres north of Doha, Qatar. The city is administrated by Qatar Petroleum. It gas-to liquid plants, LNG plants, a gas processing plant, the Laffan Refinery, and Ras Laffan 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.
Ras Laffan Industrial City began operations in 1996. It is mandated to provide infrastructure, facilities and services in the city to enable the establishment and functioning of industries to exploit the State of Qatar’s vast gas reserves in the North Field which lies 80 kilometres offshore from Ras Laffan. The North gas field of Qatar was discovered in 1971 and is currently the world’s largest single non-associated gas field with proven reserves estimated at approximately 900 trillion cubic feet (tcf).
Ras Laffan is developed and operated specifically for natural gas-based industries that produce gas products and their derivatives from natural gas produced in the North Field. RLC offers infrastructure, facilities and services in the industrial city with the aim of providing industries and other stakeholders an efficient and competitive business environment.
Land leases for petrochemical and other related industries are of up to 15-year renewable periods, with plot sizes starting at 6,000 square metres.