Saiemens - Petropipe

Siemens wins compression contract for Golden Pass LNG export project

Siemens Gas and Power was awarded a contract from CCZ JV (a joint venture between Chiyoda International Corporation, McDermott International, and Zachry Group) to supply three cryogenic boil-off gas (BOG) compressor trains for the Golden Pass LNG export terminal in Sabine Pass, Texas, USA. The export facility is a joint venture between affiliates of Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil and will be integrated into the existing Golden Pass LNG import terminal. It will include the construction of three liquefaction process trains, each with a nominal output of approximately 5.2 million metric tons per annum (MTPA). 

Siemens Gas and Power’s scope of supply covers the engineering, manufacturing, and testing of the three, single-shaft centrifugal BOG compression packages, along with all installation and commissioning activities. Each of the compressor packages will be driven by a 6.8-megawatt (MW) electric motor. Manufacturing, testing, and packaging will take place in Duisburg, Germany. 

The project scope also includes a frame agreement to supply all low-voltage electric motors and electric variable speed drives (1 – 200 horsepower) and all medium-voltage (250 – 1,500 horsepower) electric motors. In addition to the BOG compressor trains, Siemens Gas and Power will also provide steam turbine generator sets for the Golden Pass LNG export terminal.

“With 90% global market share and a fleet that has accumulated more than 4.2 million hours of service, Siemens Gas and Power is a worldwide leader in cryogenic boil-off gas compression,” said Matthew Russell, Executive Vice President of LNG for Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Division. “We believe our expertise in the design and manufacturing of BOG compressors, along with our strong presence in the LNG market, played an integral role in securing the Golden Pass compression contract.”

Source: Siemens Press Release

Petrofac- Petropipe

Petrofac secures Iraq contract extension with Basra Oil Company

Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division (EPS) has secured a further six-month contract extension with Basra Oil Company (BOC) for its long-standing Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP).

The confirmation of the contract extension is recognition of Petrofac’s successful seven-and-a-half-year track record of safe and efficient delivery and ability to sustain and improve export levels as incumbent operations and maintenance service provider.

The facility, which is one of the largest export terminals in the Gulf and handles around 50% of Iraq’s crude oil exports, is located 60 km offshore the Al Fao Peninsula in Southern Iraq. It comprises a central metering and manifold platform and four Single Point Moorings which facilitate oil export onto awaiting crude carrier tankers. In addition, Petrofac is responsible for almost 300 km of subsea pipelines, 1800 metres of subsea and floating hose infrastructure and a marine spread comprising 14 vessels.

Source: Petrofac

Lamprell- Petropipe

Lamprell awarded EPIC contract by Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC)

Lamprell, through its site services business, has been selected by Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) to undertake a medium-sized* engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract (EPIC) associated with the Mahani gas and condensate field in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Scheduled for completion in early 2021, Lamprell’s scope of work is specific to the Mahani Extended Well Test project and includes hook-up and installation at the well, existing systems upgrade, associated tie-ins and a new 25 km export pipeline. 

Discovery of the onshore Mahani field was announced by SNOC and its partner Eni at the end of January 2020. 

Commenting on the award, Chief Executive Christopher McDonald said:  “SNOC is an important client for us and through delivering to consistently high and competitive standards, we are very proud of the track record we’ve developed with them.  Mahani is a strategic gas discovery.  We are looking forward to being associated with it, delivering this project safely and on time.”

(*Lamprell defines a medium-sized contract as between USD 6 million and USD 50 million)

Source: Lamprell


Sterling and Wilson Solar bags $525 million EPC contract

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL) announced that it has signed (along with its branch and Australian subsidiary) an EPC contract of approx. AUD 525 million (~ INR 2,600 crore) as well as the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) contract of approx. AUD 85 million (~ INR 415 crore), which is its largest order in Australia. The duration of the O&M contract is for a maximum period of 20 years.

With this award, SWSL has clearly established its presence in Australia, within a short period of 15 Months of setting up the operations. With this order, the Company’s cumulative order book in Australia adds up to approx. AUD 1 billion (~ INR 4,900 crore), making it amongst the largest Solar EPCs in this very promising market.

In spite of the ongoing pandemic, SWSL has also signed two projects in India with leading global IPPs adding up to a value of INR 620 crores.

A substantial portion of the Company’s international revenues for the current financial year will come from Australia, South America and the USA where the construction of solar projects has now commenced to full capacity. Renewable projects in India, which also add up considerably to the Company’s revenues, have been allowed to restart now. SWSL is in the process of handing over projects which are being completed post lockdown and starting other projects. The worst impact of COVID-19 seems to have passed and the Company is looking forward to increased activity in order booking and revenues.

Mr. Bikesh Ogra – Director and Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited said, “This is our largest order in Australia and is a culmination of efforts to break new ground in countries like Australia, the United States and South America, where SWSL has invested in a strong team that is completely aligned with the local requirements. Renewable sector plays a vital role in the world’s journey towards clean energy and as a home-grown company we are continuously working together with several stakeholders in supporting this vision. India continues to be a steady and focused market for SWSL. Along with our exponential growth in the international market over the past decade, we continue to remain a dominant player in the domestic market as well.”

Source: Sterling and Wilson Press Release

Mc Dermottt- Petropipe

McDermott Awarded Sizeable Offshore Engineering Contract in the Middle East

McDermott International, Inc. announced it has been awarded a sizeable* contract from a Middle East customer to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for offshore riser platform topsides.

The scope includes the design of two offshore riser platforms, as well as associated brownfield integration modifications to existing facilities, which include the decommissioning of existing assets. The FEED contract will be fully executed from McDermott’s Middle East offices. Work on the project will begin immediately, and the contract award will be reflected in McDermott’s second-quarter 2020 backlog.

* – McDermott defines a sizeable contract as between USD $1 million and USD $50 million .

Forward-Looking Statements
In accordance with the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, McDermott cautions that statements in this press release which are forward-looking, and provide other than historical information, involve risks, contingencies and uncertainties that may impact McDermott’s actual results of operations. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements about backlog, to the extent that backlog may be viewed as an indicator of future revenues or profitability, and about the expected scope, execution and timing of the project discussed in this press release. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. Those statements are made by using various underlying assumptions and are subject to numerous risks, contingencies and uncertainties, including, among others: adverse changes in the markets in which we operate or credit markets, our inability to successfully execute on contracts in backlog, changes in project design or schedules, the availability of qualified personnel, changes in the terms, scope or timing of contracts, contract cancellations, change orders and other modifications and actions by our customers and other business counterparties, changes in industry norms and adverse outcomes in legal or other dispute resolution proceedings. If one or more of these risks materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected.

Source: McDermott

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Fluor wins contract for AGIC’s propane complex in Saudi’s Jubail

Fluor Corporation announced that it was named project management consultant for Advanced Global Investment Company’s (AGIC) new propane dehydrogenation, polypropylene and utilities and offsites complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Fluor will perform project management consultant services for the front-end engineering design, detailed engineering, procurement and construction phases of the project. Fluor booked its portion of the undisclosed contract value in the first quarter of 2020.

Fluor has supported clients and safely executed projects in Saudi Arabia for more than 70 years,” said Mark Fields, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business. “Our legacy of execution excellence continues with this most recent award from AGIC. We look forward to helping AGIC and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia meet the world’s growing demand for polymers and support their efforts to diversify its economy and also become one of the world’s leading global producers of polypropylene.”

Once complete, the complex will manufacture 843,000 tons-per-year of propylene and 800,000 tons-per-year of polypropylene that will be used for the production of specialty polymers for the face masks, automotive, pipes, food packaging and textiles industries.

Fluor’s offices in Farnborough, United Kingdom and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia will lead the project management consulting services with support provided by the company’s network of global experts.

Source: Businesswire

Saipem Project- Petropipe

Saipem, in a joint venture with Daewoo E&C and Chiyoda Corporation, awarded $4B EPC contracts by Nigeria LNG Limited

Saipem, in joint venture with Daewoo E&C Co. Ltd and Chiyoda Corporation (SCD JV), has been awarded by Nigeria LNG Limited the contracts for the Engineering, Procurement & Construction of the Nigeria LNG Train 7 Project to be executed at Bonny Island LNG complex in Nigeria. The overall value of the contracts is above 4 billion USD and Saipem’s share amounts to around 2.7 billion USD. This award follows the signature of the Letter of Intent communicated by press release on 12th September 2019

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) is a limited liability Company whose main shareholders are the Federal Government of Nigeria represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Gas B.V., Total Gaz Electricité France and Eni International (N.A.) N.V.S.a.r.l.

The NLNG Train 7 Project consists of the construction of one complete LNG train and one additional liquefaction unit with a total capacity of approximately eight (8) MTPA, plus other extensive associated utilities and infrastructures.

Saipem is leader in SCD JV with a 60% share.

Stefano Cao, Saipem’s CEO, commented: “This new project in Nigeria – where we have been operating for over 50 years – confirms our ability to build solid relationships, qualifying Saipem as a global company. It also proves the validity of the management methods of Covid-19 emergency thanks to the flexibility of our organizational model and the practise of our people to work remotely. The investment decision by Nigeria LNG Limited, which includes several important energy companies, demonstrates that natural gas, in whose value chain Saipem has a recognized leadership, will be pivotal to the energy transition. The award of this contract contributes to increase the portion of non-oil-related backlog and confirms the overcoming of the link between Saipem’s share value and oil price”.

Source: Saipem Press Relaese

Petrofac- Petropipe News

Petrofac secures BP maintenance and metering contracts

Petrofac is set to build on its provision of digitally enhanced services for BP, following the award of a three-year extension to its existing maintenance contract and a new four-year metering contract.

The metering services contract includes on and offshore consulting and support services. Under the agreement, Petrofac will continue to harness digital technology to drive improvements and increase efficiencies for BP.

Under the terms of the maintenance agreement, Petrofac will continue to provide campaign inspection and maintenance services on the Operator’s North Sea assets, many of which Petrofac has supported for the last decade.

In 2019, Petrofac worked with BP to prove new execution techniques. Combining use of Digital Twin technology, Connected Worker and Petrofac’s proprietary software, BuildME™, Petrofac digitalised all forms of campaign maintenance and inspection activity – achieving significant productivity gains compared to industry standards – and continues to work with BP to extend the benefits of this approach to other applications.

Nick Shorten, Managing Director, Petrofac Engineering and Production Services, West, said:

“We are proud to build on our long-standing relationship with BP, who have been an early adopter of our digital execution processes. We look forward to building on the gains made through this approach and establishing our metering services provision.”

Source: Petrofac

SNC Lavalin- Petropipe

SNC-Lavalin awarded nuclear engineering services by Ontario Power Generation

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary Candu Energy Inc., has been awarded two additional five-year vendors of record (VOR) agreements by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to provide niche engineering and nuclear engineering services. These contract wins are aligned with the company’s new strategy moving forward towards engineering services and greater growth.

SNC-Lavalin will deliver nuclear engineering services for the Darlington and Pickering sites and the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF) in areas including, but not limited to, design support for nuclear plant modifications and balance of plant engineering. The scope of work under the niche engineering agreement will include software engineering and categorization, cyber security services, human factors engineering, computer system engineering and project management support.

“These contracts drive SNC-Lavalin’s overall new strategic direction and are a testimony to our team’s capabilities in delivering the whole spectrum of nuclear services”, said Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin. “While the niche engineering agreement covers another round of services we’ve previously carried out, the nuclear engineering services represent an organic growth opportunity for SNC-Lavalin. We look forward to using our know-how to support OPG on their future engineering projects.”

Source: SNC_Lavalin

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Petrofac secures UK renewals totalling US$100m

Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services business (EPS) has been awarded two three-year renewals in the UK, worth a combined total of more than US$100 million. Both awards come with options to extend beyond the initial term.

The awards, gained under a competitive tender process with an International Oil Company, involve the provision of Duty Holder support services for an offshore support vessel, and Operations and Maintenance services for an oil and gas development project and gas terminal.

Nick Shorten, Managing Director for Petrofac’s EPS business in the Western Hemisphere, commented: “These new contracts with a long-standing client are an excellent example of our ability to scale and integrate our service provision in line with their latest requirements. We very much look forward to combining our extensive operations’ experience and digital technology programme to deliver sustainably efficient support on these contracts.”

Source: Petrofac


Subsea 7 awarded EPCI contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG), UK

Subsea 7 announced the award of a sizeable contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) for the Blythe and Vulcan Satellites field development, located in the UK sector of the southern North Sea. 

The contract scope includes the project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 35km of flow lines between the Southwark, Blythe and Elgood fields, together with subsea structures, an umbilical, and associated subsea tie-ins.

Project management and detailed engineering has commenced at Subsea 7’s office in Aberdeen, and offshore activities are scheduled to commence in 2020

Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada, said: “We are pleased to be awarded this contract, which strengthens our reputation as a global provider of value-driven SURF solutions. We look forward to collaborating with IOG to ensure the cost-effective, safe and timely execution of each phase of the development.”

(1) Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.

Source: Subsea 7

Refiniary project| Petropipe

Thyssenkrupp wins ₹300-crore order from Numaligarh Refinery

Thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has bagged a ₹300-crore order from Numaligarh Refinery for providing engineering, procurement and construction management services to various units of the refinery at Numaligarh in northeastern India.

NRL is expanding its refining capacity from three to nine million tonnes per year. The project is expected to be completed by 2024.

The refinery expansion project is part of the government’s initiative towards “Hydrocarbon Vision 2030” for the northeast region of India.

The efforts are aimed at exploiting the region’s hydrocarbon sector to facilitate economic development, enhance access to clean fuels, increase the availability of petroleum products and create employment opportunities.

The scope of supply includes engineering, procurement and construction management services for a new petrochemical fluidised catalytic cracking (PFCC) unit with two-million tonnes’ annual capacity, units for liquefied petroleum gas treatment, gasoline desulphurisation, MS blocks having naphtha hydrotreating, continuous catalytic reforming and isomerisation units.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Mc dermott- Petropipe

McDermott Awarded Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication and Construction (EPFC) Contract for LPG Spheres

McDermott International, Inc. announced CB&I Storage Solutions has been awarded a sizeable contract for four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) spheres for an energy infrastructure project in the Caribbean region.

The scope of the project includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPFC) of four LPG spheres—each measuring approximately 88 feet in diameter, with 63,100 barrels nominal capacity and 290 pounds per square inch design pressure. Fabrication and procurement will be performed at the company’s Fairbanks facility in Houston, Texas, and engineering will be performed at the company’s office in Plainfield, Illinois.

“We have a strong track record of executing world-class storage projects in the Caribbean and Central and South America,” said Cesar Canals, Senior Vice President of CB&I Storage Solutions. “This new award highlights the confidence our customer has in our service offerings and capabilities in engineering, fabricating and constructing high-pressure LPG spheres and other storage solutions that are critical components to its energy infrastructure.”

The award will be reflected in McDermott’s first quarter 2020 backlog.

McDermott defines a sizeable contract as between USD $1 million and $50 million.

CB&I Storage Solutions is the world’s leading designer and builder of storage facilities, tanks and terminals. With more than 59,000 structures completed throughout its 130-year history, CB&I Storage Solutions has the global expertise and strategically-located operations to provide its customers world-class storage solutions for even the most complex energy infrastructure projects.

Source : McDermott Press Release

Technimont- Petropipe

New petrochemical contract awarded to a Maire Tecnimont-led consortium in the Russian Federation

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A., as majority leader of the consortium including MT Russia LLC, Sinopec Engineering Inc., and Sinopec Engineering Group Co., Ltd Russian Branch, has signed an EPSS contract (Engineering, Procurement and Site Services) with Amur GCC LLC, a subsidiary of PJSC Sibur Holding. The contract’s overall value is approximately €1.2 billion, the significant majority of which pertains to the Maire Tecnimont Group.

The contract relates to the petrochemical development of the Amur Gas Chemical Complex (AGCC). AGCC is the downstream expansion of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (AGPP), a package of which Maire Tecnimont Group is currently executing in Svobodny city, located in the Amur region in the Far East of the Russian Federation, close to the border with China.   The project entails the implementation of several large-scale polyolefin units, and its Mechanical Completion is expected within 2024.

This project is going to be one of the largest petrochemical facilities in the world and will be fed with products associated with natural gas of the AGPP project. The entire gas development initiative – composed of AGPP and AGCC – located in the Amur region, represents, therefore, a gamechanger in the global energy processing scenario.  

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This project confirms the reliability of our strategy to promote early involvement in the development of projects with selected clients, having long term industrial vision throughout the natural gas value chain. AGCC project follows Tecnimont’s engagement in Amur giant Gas Treatment plant in the Russian Far East Region and represents its downstream monetization into polyolefins. In such extraordinary times due to the Covid outbreak, we are eager to engage ourselves in this prestigious job and to put our best energies at the service of a long-time client such as Sibur.” 

Source: Maire Tecnimont Group 

Saipem project- Petropipe

Saipem awarded a contract by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. for Baltic Pipe Project worth approximately €280 million

Saipem has been awarded a contract by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. for the transportation and installation of a natural gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland in the Baltic Sea. The contract, signed by its controlled subsidiary in U.K. Saipem Ltd, is worth approximately 280 million euro.

The Baltic Pipe Project is a strategic infrastructure project developed by a joint venture between GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and and is co-financed by the European Union to create a new inter-European gas corridor that will supply gas directly from Norway to the markets in Poland, Denmark and neighbouring countries.

Specifically, the contract comprises the construction of approx. 275 km x 36” concrete-coated pipeline between Denmark and Poland in a water depth between 4 and 57m to be carried out by Saipem S-lay vessels. Moreover, the contract includes microtunneling and civil works activities in Denmark and Poland, extensive rockdumping as well as pre and post-lay trenching and backfilling activities. Works under the contract will commence immediately.

Francesco Racheli, COO E&C Offshore Division, commented: “This new contract, assigned thanks to our solid track record in pipeline installation projects and arriving at a critical moment for the energy industry worldwide, will help ensure the continuity of European gas supply and reinforces Saipem’s presence in a such a highly strategic area. We look forward at swiftly and successfully delivering this important project”.

Source: Saipem