Samsung Engineering receives $ 1.07 billion contract for the Sarawak Methanol Project in Malaysia

Samsung Engineering, one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC&PM) companies, announced that it received an LOI(Letter Of Intent) for a $ 1.07 billion contract from Sarawak Petchem Sdn Bhd (Sarawak Petchem), building a methanol plant in Sarawak, Malaysia. 

Samsung Engineering will build a 5,000 ton-day methanol production facility in Bintulu, Sarawak, eastern Malaysia. Samsung Engineering won the contract for the FEED (Front End Engineering Design) from Sarawak Petchem in April 2019 and the first Early Work contract in November 2019.

Samsung Engineering executed the Sarawak Petchem Methanol Plant Project from a feasibility study, FEED contract, Early Work phase, to a Licensor, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (LEPCC) contract with this LOI, effective from late January 2021. The plant will use Air Liquide’s technology and is expected completion in late 2023.

Samsung Engineering’s excellent FEED execution lead to the award for this EPC contract.
Samsung contract strategy, based on technology and digital transformation (DT), investing into FEED project implementation for the past several years, comes into fruition with the Sarawak Petchem Methanol Plant Project.

Moreover, Samsung Engineering has the opportunity to develop the market in Sarawak, which has large gas reserves in Malaysia, and therefore can create a promising position for future projects in the region.

Samsung Engineering’s President & CEO Sungan Choi stated, “We were able to receive this landmark project from Sarawak Petchem, by showing our exceptional engineering capabilities and commitment made during the FEED stage. Samsung Engineering has an excellent track record for petrochemical plants and in Malaysia, which will insure optimal project execution, while earning the trust of the client for many future joint projects to come.”

In addition to the Sarawak project in Malaysia, the $ 3.6 billion Mexico Dos Bocas refinery project, which also started with Samsung Engineering’s FEED strategy, was also recently awarded as a full EPC last month.

Samsung Engineering has set a target to spurring orders for new businesses based on FEED along with DT and technology advancements. Samsung plans to improve its constitution with customized marketing strategies for existing and new clients globally.


TechnipFMC commences work on the New Hydrocracking Complex in Egypt for Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC)

TechnipFMC has successfully completed the remaining conditions required to enable work to commence on the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract with Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC) for the construction of a new Hydrocracking Complex for the Assiut refinery in Egypt.

As previously announced, this major(1) EPC contract covers new process units such as a Vacuum Distillation Unit, a Diesel Hydrocracking Unit, a Delayed Coker Unit, a Distillate Hydrotreating Unit as well as a Hydrogen Production Facility Unit using TechnipFMC’s steam reforming proprietary technology. The project also includes other process units, interconnecting, offsites and utilities.

The project supports the Egyptian Government’s Energy Transition strategy and will reinforce the economic growth of rural areas while minimizing environmental emissions as well as reducing the government export bill. The complex will transform lower-value petroleum products from Assiut Oil Refining Company’s (ASORC) nearby refinery into approximately 2.8 million tons per year of cleaner products, such as Euro V diesel.

The contract award will be included in the Company’s fourth quarter 2020 inbound orders.

(1) For TechnipFMC, a “major” contract is over $1.0 billion.


ADNOC Awards $519 Million Contract Further Expanding World’s Largest 3D Seismic Surve

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the award of a contract worth up to $519 million (AED1.9 billion) to further expand the scope of the world’s largest combined three-dimensional (3D) onshore and offshore seismic survey, which is currently taking place in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. 

The expansion underscores the important role seismic surveying plays in enabling ADNOC to identify and explore new hydrocarbon resources as highlighted by the recent major discoveries of recoverable unconventional oil resources and conventional oil reserves announced by Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) earlier this week. 

In addition, this mega seismic survey also supported the discovery of the conventional oil and gas reserves and the unconventional gas resources added to ADNOC’s portfolio in 2019. 

The contract was awarded to BGP Inc., a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), represented in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Al Masaood Oil Industry Supplies & Services Co. This new award brings the total area to be covered by the survey up to 85,000 km2 and reinforces ADNOC’s commitment to unlocking the full potential of Abu Dhabi’s vast hydrocarbon resources. 

50% of the award value will flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program, highlighting how ADNOC continues to prioritize ICV as it invests responsibly to deliver its 2030 strategy. 

Yaser Saeed Al Mazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director, said: “This award builds on the solid progress we are making in executing the world’s largest combined 3D seismic survey which is an important part of our strategy to accelerate the exploration and development of Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon resources. It further demonstrates ADNOC’s commitment to realizing the full potential of our conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources to ensure the UAE remains a long-term and reliable energy provider to the world. The award follows a competitive tender process that ensures a significant portion of the value will flow back into the UAE’s economy, supporting local businesses in line with the leadership’s wise directives.”  

This contract increases the scope of the ongoing seismic mega survey to capture coastal areas, islands, and shallow water. It will utilize state-of-the-art technologies including cableless equipment and a wide range of environmentally friendly seismic sources

The seismic acquisition will capture high-resolution 3D images of the complex subsurface structure at ultra-deep locations and help to pinpoint potential hydrocarbon reservoirs by deploying industry-leading technologies to provide high-density survey data which is analyzed at ADNOC’s Thamama Subsurface Center. 

This data is being leveraged by all of the successful exploration partners in Abu Dhabi’s first block bid round and the data will also be available, for a cost, to the successful bidders in the second bid round, which will begin to be awarded this year following the SPC’s recent approval.

In July 2018, ADNOC awarded the first set of contracts for the seismic survey and has so far recorded almost 60% progress in executing the initial scope which includes onshore and offshore areas. The entire survey, including the added coastal scope, is on track to be completed in 2024.  

Earlier this week, the SPC announced the discovery of recoverable unconventional oil resources estimated at 22 billion stock tank barrels (STB) and an increase in conventional oil reserves of 2 billion STB which boosted the UAE’s conventional reserves to 107 billion STB. 

In November 2019, the SPC announced increases in hydrocarbon reserves of 7 billion STB of oil and 58 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of conventional gas, as well as the discovery of unconventional recoverable gas resources totaling 160 TSCF.
As part of the selection criteria for contract awards, ADNOC carefully considers the extent to which bidders would maximize ICV in the delivery of a project. This is a mechanism integrated into ADNOC’s tender evaluation process, aimed at nurturing new local and international partnerships and business opportunities, fostering socio-economic growth, and creating job opportunities for Emiratis. 
This award prioritized UAE sources for materials, local suppliers, and workforce as well as advanced technologies. 


New Awards for an Overall Value of Approximately €100 Million in the Technology-Driven Core Busines

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main subsidiaries have been granted several awards for a total amount of approximately €100 million for licensing as well as engineering and procurement (EP) services. These contracts, awarded by some of the most prestigious international clients, have been granted mainly in North America, Europe, and South-East Asia.

In particular, KT – Kinetics Technology S.p.A. has been awarded an EP contract by a global engineering and construction company, consisting in the detailed engineering, procurement and delivery of three large-scale Delayed Coker Furnaces, to be installed in a new oil refinery in Mexico. The three massive coking furnaces will be delivered fully modularized and ready for site installation, and, once completed, will represent one of the world’s largest delayed coking units.

With this new achievement, KT strengthens its track record in refining and confirms its capabilities in supplying highly complex equipment, through the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies and modularization methodologies. 

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented: “These awards further consolidate Maire Tecnimont’s positioning in its core business and provide sound evidence of the resilience of our technology-driven development strategy, despite Covid-19 times”.

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, heads an industrial group which leads the global natural resource conversion market (downstream oil & gas plant engineering, with technological and executive expertise). Its subsidiary NextChem operates in the field of green chemicals and technologies in support of the energy transition.  The Maire Tecnimont Group operates in approx. 45 countries, though approx. 50 operative companies and about 9,100 people. For further information:

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Siemens Energy to upgrade Jebel Ali power plant

A new package of enhanced energy services from Siemens Energy will supply Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Jebel Ali L2 power and water station with the latest advancements in power plant service, maintenance, and controls. Under terms of the new long-term service agreement, Siemens Energy will supply an intelligent controller for each of the four SGT5-4000F gas turbines, the latest SPPA-T3000 control system, services for generators, as well as added upgrades for outage reduction and operational flexibility.

The intelligent controller was co-developed by DEWA and Siemens Energy in 2019 and was the world’s first thermodynamic Digital Twin Gas Turbine (GT) Intelligent Controller. The controller uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to systematically give power plant operators a complete and continuous overview and scenario-based assessment of power plant operations.

Developed and manufactured by Siemens Energy, the upgraded SPPA-T3000 control system features online patch update capabilities which enables continuous, safe plant operations during the update as it doesn’t require system shutdown. By having all equipment running on one control system, it also enhances planning for maintenance services and management of spare parts

Upgrades for the SGT5-4000F gas turbines will enable interval extension between outages providing increased operational flexibility, allowing for a higher number of starts and reduction of outages by approximately 25 percent.

“DEWA is consolidating its leading position, both nationally and globally, by providing electricity and water services to the highest international standards of reliability, efficiency, availability and safety,” said Nasser Lootah, Executive Vice President of Generation at DEWA. “Our strategic partnership with Siemens dates back over 30 years. Siemens Energy’s technologies contribute to around 53% of DEWA’s total generation capacity, enough power for more than 2.5 million residents in Dubai.”

Karim Amin, Executive Vice President of Siemens Energy, Generation Division, said, “This new agreement underscores the longstanding relationship we have with DEWA and the successes we’ve achieved together in bringing our advanced technologies and services to DEWA’s water and power facilities. We look forward to continuing this collaboration for many years to come.” 

Abu Dhabi announce discovery of new oil resources onshore

The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC)  announced the discovery of substantial recoverable unconventional oil resources located onshore, estimated at 22 billion stock tank barrels (STB), and an increase in conventional oil reserves of 2 billion STB in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The announcements were made following the SPC meeting presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces and Vice-Chairman of the SPC. 

At the meeting, the SPC approved ADNOC’s capital expenditure (CAPEX) plan of AED 448 billion ($122 billion) for 2021-2025 to enable smart growth. As part of this plan, ADNOC aims to drive over AED160 billion ($43.6 billion) back into the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) economy between 2021-2025. The inflow to the local economy will be enabled by ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program which is aimed at nurturing new local and international partnerships and business opportunities for the private sector, fostering socio-economic growth and creating job opportunities for Emiratis.

In addition, the SPC gave approval for ADNOC to award exploration blocks in Abu Dhabi’s second competitive block bid round which was launched in 2019. 

The SPC also reviewed the transformation in ADNOC’s Marketing, Supply and Trading (MS&T) Directorate, which has evolved to offer customers a broader service, while further stretching the value from every barrel that ADNOC produces, refines and sells. The directorate has become a more integrated shipping and logistics, storage and trading focused entity, establishing two new trading companies – ADNOC Trading (AT) and ADNOC Global Trading (AGT) – to help deliver its mandate.

The SPC also reviewed  ADNOC and ADQ’s recently announced joint venture, TA’ZIZ, established to fund and develop chemicals projects within the Ruwais Derivatives Park. ADNOC and ADQ, through TA’ZIZ, are setting the stage for the UAE’s next generation of technology-driven growth and helping to advance the UAE post-Covid economic recovery.

Other SPC members that attended the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber; H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei; H.E. Hamad Mubarak Al Shamsi; H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei; H.E. Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak; H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar; H.E. Abdullah Nasser Al Suwaidi; and H.E. Suhail Faris Ghanem Al Mazrui.

During the meeting, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed reaffirmed the support of the UAE President and Chairman of the SPC, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for ADNOC as the company continues to deliver sustainable value for the national economy through its 2030 strategy. 

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed commended the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) agility and resilience, which has enabled the company to ensure zero interruptions to its operations while achieving its operational and financial targets, despite the tough market conditions.

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also commended ADNOC’s robust and proactive response to COVID-19 which continues to prioritize the health and safety of its people and ensure business continuity and ADNOC’s sustained contribution to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) economy. 

Commenting on ADNOC’s discovery of onshore unconventional oil resources and an increase in its conventional oil reserves, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said the achievement is a testament to ADNOC’s relentless efforts to unlock and maximize value from the UAE’s hydrocarbon reserves for the benefit of the nation. 

Following the meeting, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed engaged with front line staff and thanked them for their hard work and dedication while stressing people are the nation’s greatest asset. He met members of the ADNOC Future Leaders program virtually and emphasized the Leadership’s commitment to enabling the development of the nation’s youth and ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills to build successful careers. 

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Group CEO, said: “We are thankful for the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and the SPC in steering ADNOC through a very challenging year where we have had to navigate COVID-19 and volatile energy markets. As a result of this wise guidance and our transformation over the past four years, ADNOC has delivered robust operational and financial performance. Following the SPC’s approval of ADNOC’s CAPEX, we are  well-positioned to continue driving long-term and sustainable value for the UAE while creating opportunities for local businesses and private-sector jobs for Emiratis through our in-country value target.” 

Commenting on the SPC’s announcement of new hydrocarbon discoveries, H.E. Dr. Al Jaber said: “Today’s announcement by the SPC of the discovery of recoverable unconventional oil resources demonstrates how ADNOC is efficiently expediting the exploration and development of Abu Dhabi’s unconventional resources and marks a major milestone as the nation’s unconventional industry evolves. Importantly, the increase in the UAE’s conventional oil reserves sends a strong signal that ADNOC is leaving no stone unturned in unlocking value from our abundant hydrocarbon resources to ensure the UAE remains a long-term and reliable energy provider to the world for decades to come. 

“In parallel, we are developing large-scale capital projects in Ruwais to further stretch the margin from each barrel of oil we produce as we deliver on our downstream expansion strategy – at the heart of which are our plans to develop Ruwais into a dynamic, global hub for the UAE’s industrial growth and economic diversification –  and we are strengthening our marketing, supply, and trading capabilities to unlock greater value from our products.” 

ADNOC’s CAPEX plan will enable it to drive upstream growth, progress downstream expansion and further strengthen the company’s marketing and trading capabilities to ensure it maintains its competitiveness and industry leadership position over the next fifty years. 

To underpin this competitiveness, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed mandated ADNOC to explore potential opportunities in Hydrogen with the ambition to position the UAE as a Hydrogen leader.

ADNOC’s downstream expansion continues to prioritize the transformation of Ruwais into a globally competitive chemicals and industrial hub, leveraging close geographic proximity to fast-growing global demand centers, a competitive feedstock position, Abu Dhabi’s attractive fiscal and regulatory environment, and an integrated utilities, infrastructure and services offer to drive accelerated FDI inflows over the long term.

Despite the challenging market conditions, ADNOC delivered AED 62 billion ($16.8 billion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) to the UAE this year, taking the total FDI ADNOC has driven since 2016 to AED 237 billion ($64.5 billion). His Highness expressed the SPC’s appreciation of ADNOC’s smart and innovative approach to strategic partnerships and investments which has resulted in the company completing several landmark transactions. 

ADNOC maintains its leadership role in driving ICV for the UAE following the huge success of its ICV program which has driven more than AED 76 billion ($20.7 billion) back into the UAE’s economy and created over 2,000 private-sector jobs for Emiratis since it was launched in January 2018. ADNOC’s new ICV goal will enable the localization of strategically critical parts of the oil and gas value chain and create more private-sector jobs for Emiratis.

The new discovered resources will further strengthen the UAE’s role as a leading resource holder with high-quality crude grades, reinforce the country’s energy security and underpin its position as an essential and reliable energy provider to the world. This year, ADNOC successfully increased its crude oil production capacity to over 4 million barrels per day (mmbpd).

The mandate to explore potential opportunities in Hydrogen will see ADNOC capitalize on the emerging global market for Hydrogen by leveraging its existing infrastructure and partnership base as well as Abu Dhabi’s vast reserves of natural gas. 

ADNOC already produces hydrogen for its downstream operations and following this mandate, the company will explore the potential to help meet the emerging global demand for hydrogen and ammonia derived from natural gas. Building on its advantaged position as a major natural gas reserves holder and producer, with existing infrastructure and strong partnerships, ADNOC is well placed to lead the development of international value chains and establish a hydrogen ecosystem for the UAE in partnership with other Abu Dhabi entities.

The 22 billion STB of recoverable unconventional oil resources announced by the SPC exceeds some of Abu Dhabi’s major fields in terms of resources and the production potential ranks alongside the most prolific North American shale oil plays. The unconventional oil resource assessment was supported by extensive well data as well as a dedicated appraisal program by ADNOC in an area covering 25,000 square kilometers onshore in Abu Dhabi. 

The 2 billion STB of conventional oil reserves announced by the SPC increases the UAE’s conventional oil reserves base to 107 billion STB of recoverable oil, strengthening the country’s position in global rankings as the holder of the sixth-largest oil reserves. This increase in reserves is as a result of the ongoing maturation of ADNOC’s developments towards its 5 million barrels per day (mmbpd) oil production capacity target by 2030, and its appraisal activities, particularly in the Al Nouf field. 

Both the conventional and unconventional oil resources offer the potential to provide ADNOC with additional amounts of Murban-grade crude. Murban is ADNOC’s signature grade crude and is recognized around the world for its intrinsic chemical qualities, consistent and stable production volumes, large number of international buyers, and numerous long-term concession and production partners.

Ryder Scott Co. LP has confirmed through an independent assessment that ADNOC’s conventional oil reserves and the technically recoverable unconventional oil resources are consistent with their results. 

These additions to the UAE’s hydrocarbons base follows the announcement in November 2019 by the SPC of increases in hydrocarbon reserves of 7 billion STB of oil, 58 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of conventional gas, and 160 TSCF of unconventional recoverable gas resources. These additions to the UAE’s hydrocarbon reserves marked a historic milestone for the country since the last major update of its reserves base three decades ago.

Following the SPC’s approval for ADNOC to award exploration blocks in the Abu Dhabi 2019 Block Bid Round, the company is set to announce the successful bidders. Based on existing data from detailed petroleum system studies, seismic surveys, exploration and appraisal wells data, estimates suggest the blocks in this second bid round hold multiple billion barrels of oil and multiple trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

As ADNOC develops its upstream resources and expands its downstream footprint, it is further strengthening its marketing and trading capabilities. As part of this effort, AGT – a joint venture with Eni and OMV – is set to begin the trading of refined products before the end of the year. 

In addition, ADNOC will expand its shipping capabilities by purchasing a fleet of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), through ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), creating new long-term revenue streams as it enters a new sector to support growing customer demand and its historic move into trading.

AGT and AT are both incorporated at the International Financial Center, Abu Dhabi Global Market, joining ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD), which plans to launch trading in Murban futures contract at the end of March 2021. IFAD will be the world’s first trading platform to include futures contracts based on Abu Dhabi’s unique grade of Murban crude – increasingly the benchmark grade in Asia’s fast-growing economies.


Saipem: a contract awarded for Ichthys LNG FEED Services

Saipem confirms a contract award to conduct booster compression module (BCM) front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG energy development.

It is planned to install the BCM onto the Ichthys Explorer central processing facility. The scope of work comprises the BCM front end engineering and includes the option to provide a lump sum price to execute the full EPC scope from detailed design through to fabrication and load-out. Saipem E&C Offshore Area Manager North Pacific/East Indian Ocean Gianalberto Secchi said “This contract furthers our sustainable presence in this strategic market”.


L&T Construction Awarded (*Large) Contract to Build India’s Longest River Bridge

Bridge to connect states of Assam and Meghalaya across River Brahmaputra

L&T Construction, the construction arm of L&T, has secured a Large contract to construct India’s longest road bridge across river Brahmaputra connecting Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya.

The 19 km long bridge will be built along National Highway 127-B and will feature a Navigation Bridge of 12.625 km, approach viaducts of 3.5 km on the Dhubri side and 2.2 km on the Phulbari side, connected with approach roads and interchanges on both sides.

The bridge will have huge strategic relevance by improving the connectivity of the North Eastern States with the rest of the country and establish a vital link between Assam and Meghalaya by reducing the distance between the two States by 250 km. Currently the travel between Dhubri and Phulbari is by ferry that takes up to 2.5 hrs.

“This is an extremely challenging project, and we thank our client, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. for reposing confidence in our capability to build a such a defining piece of infrastructure,” said Mr S V Desai, Whole Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Civil Infrastructure), L&T. Elaborating on the significance of the Dhubri-Phulbari bridge, he added, “Not only will it be an important passage for offering easier access to our North Eastern international borders but will give a huge fillip to trade and commerce in the region for the accelerated development of all the North Eastern States especially Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and the Barak Valley.”


New Fisia Italimpianti, Webuild Group, win in plant construction: two desalination contracts in Oman for combined $330M

Fisia Italimpianti, a unit of the Webuild Group, has won two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth a combined total of about $330 million for two desalination plants in Oman. Located on the coast in the Gulf of Oman north of Muscat, the plants will serve residents living near the capital.

The contracts, commissioned by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), will have Fisia Italimpianti and its joint-venture partner GS Inima Environment build plants that use the reverse osmosis process to desalinate water from the sea. The first, Ghubrah 3 IWP, will have a production capacity of 300,000 cubic metres of water a day, while the second, Barka 5 IWP, will produce 100,000 cubic metres a day. Both projects are expected to take three years to complete, with Ghubrah becoming the biggest in the sultanate. Fisia Italimpianti has a 50% stake in both joint-ventures.

The Barka 5 and Ghubrah 3 plants will increase the Group’s presence in Oman as it helps the sultanate reach its goals of sustainable development, confronting the challenge of water scarcity posed by a desert climate. Fisia Italimpianti entered Oman in 2017 with the Salalah project, a desalination plant that also uses the reverse osmosis process to produce 113,500 cubic metres a day of potable water for the city of the same name on the southwestern coast. Its construction is to be completed soon.

Fisia Italimpianti’s desalination and water treatment plants serve more than 20 million people throughout the world, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and some countries in South America, where it plans to expand.

A leader in the water sector, Fisia Italimpianti aims to extend its international presence with the application of the latest in technology to assist countries grow in the most sustainable way possible. Its plants help them provide the basic needs of their people like potable water where the resource is limited like desert areas, or polluted in densely populated cities.


Venture Global LNG Awards KBR EPC Contract for Plaquemines LNG Export Facility

Venture Global LNG, Inc. announces that KBR has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract as the lead contractor for Phase 1 of the Plaquemines LNG export project currently under development in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  KBR will integrate highly modularized, owner-furnished equipment for the 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) nameplate facility, identical to the systems being successfully delivered and installed at Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass project.

Mike Sabel, Executive Co-Chairman and CEO stated, “KBR has an exceptional record in the LNG industry, having designed and delivered approximately a third of the liquefaction capacity worldwide.  They recognize that our innovation of mid-scale, modular trains manufactured in a factory setting and delivered complete to site is revolutionizing this industry.  Plaquemines LNG will deploy Venture Global’s liquefaction trains 19 through 36, identical to the 18 trains currently being fabricated and delivered to our Calcasieu Pass LNG project. This contract with KBR will allow us to bring a second world-class, mechanically complete LNG production facility to the market, on our schedule and budget.”

Executive Co-Chairman Bob Pender added, “KBR brings more than a century of global experience to the Plaquemines LNG project and shares our commitment to on-time, on-budget execution and the safest possible work environment for our employees and partners.  As we approach the commencement of early site works for Plaquemines LNG, we are excited to use the experience gained at Calcasieu Pass – where we are already connecting our first liquefaction trains – to further improve upon the successful approach we’ve developed.”

The Plaquemines LNG project has received all required regulatory approvals and has signed binding 20-year offtake agreements with PGNiG (2.5 MTPA) and EDF (1 MTPA) for 3.5 MTPA of the project’s capacity.


McDermott Awarded Pre-FEED Contract from Tata Steel for Project EVEREST

McDermott International, Ltd today announced it has been awarded a Pre Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract from Tata Steel B.V. for the Enhancing Value by Emissions Reuse and Emission Storage (EVEREST) Project. Tata Steel has launched the preparatory plans for a project to capture CO2 from its blast furnaces in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, and transport it for storage in empty gas fields under the North Sea. The project is planned for implementation at the Tata Steel facilities in IJmuiden, which is located 19 miles (30 kilometers) West of Amsterdam.

“The combination of our innovative carbon capture and storage solutions with our unparalleled engineering capabilities demonstrate McDermott’s strategic role in reducing emissions and advancing the energy transition,” said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa. “Together, we will progress Tata Steel’s strategic roadmap toward carbon-neutral steel production by 2050.”

“This intended construction is a very important step for our future,” said Annemarie Manger, Tata Steel Europe Director of Sustainability, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality. “We feel a strong responsibility to build a sustainable and connected society for the generations of tomorrow. If we realize this, we will be one of the first steel companies to capture CO2 with its storage. We see this as the essential transition solution with which we contribute significantly to the required emission reduction by 2030. The potential of this is enormous. This technology is already being used in other countries and industries, but not yet in this form and size.”

The engineering and design will be executed from McDermott’s office in The Hague, the Netherlands.



Sapura Energy Berhad, a leading global integrated oil and gas services and solutions provider has announced a major contract win in the Middle East.

Its subsidiary Sapura Fabrication Sdn Bhd – Qatar Branch was recently awarded a contract by Total E&P Golfe, to provide engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation and pre-commissioning of two sixteen-inch pipelines connecting three platforms in the Al-Khalij Field, Block 6. The Al-Khalij field is located offshore Qatar approximately 110 kilometres off the mainland coast, with average water depths of about 59 metres. The works are expected to be completed by Q2 FY2022.

The pipeline project is part of several contracts recently won by Sapura Energy’s Engineering and Construction (E&C) and Drilling divisions, with a combined value of approximately RM611 million.

The new wins demonstrate Sapura Energy’s resilience in a challenging environment, progressing the company’s strategy of leveraging on its agility and assets to expand international reach.

Sapura Energy aims to capture growing opportunities in addressable markets for oil and gas services, by deepening its presence in the fastest growing regions and industry segments.

Closer to its home base, Sapura Fabrication Sdn Bhd has won a contract from Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Company Sdn Bhd (CPOC) for the provision of engineering, procurement, construction, transportation & installation and hook-up & commissioning of Host Tie-In and Brownfield Modification Work for Additional Andalas Pipeline Project for Phase 4 Development, in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (MTJDA).

The contract scope of work comprises engineering, procurement, onshore construction, transportation and marine spread chartering, as well as offshore hook-up and commissioning of Host Tie-In and Brownfield Modification at Jengka-A Wellhead Platform, Andalas-B Wellhead Platform, and MUDA Central Processing Platforms. The works are expected to be completed by Q3 FY2022.

Earlier this year, Sapura Energy announced that it was awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and pre-commissioning of a 20-inch 29-kilometer subsea pipeline in the same project, by CPOC.

Meanwhile Sapura Energy’s drilling arm continues to gain foothold in the African continent, as Sapura Drilling Holdings Limited was awarded a contract by Total Exploration and Production Congo for the provision of its Tender Assist Drilling Rig Sapura Berani services.

The scope of the contract comprises the provision of semi tender-assist drilling rig services for three wells offshore Congo, commencing in Q4 FY2021 for a period of three months. The contract provides for an option of one well extension.


Aramco awards major Long-Term Agreements to eight companies for its oil and gas brownfield projects

Aramco has announced a new contracting strategy for the Company’s oil and gas brownfield and plant upgrade projects. The strategy focuses on establishing new businesses and developing partnerships based on sustainability and new technologies via Aramco’s giant projects by awarding long-term contracts to reputable and experienced contractors to improve cost efficiency and the quality and safety of the projects.

Following Aramco’s approval of the new contracting strategy, contractors’ companies were invited to submit their proposals, and after a thorough evaluation process, eight companies have been selected to carry out the work:

  1. Consortium of Nasser Saeed Al-Hajri And Contracting /Samsung EPC Co. Ltd.
  2. Daelim Saudi Arabia Co. LTD.
  3. Engineering for The Petroleum and Process Industries (Enppi) Branch.
  4. GS Construction Arabia Co. Ltd.
  5. Snamprogetti Engineering and Contracting Co. Ltd. (Saipem).
  6. JGC Gulf Engineering Co. Ltd.
  7. Branch of Technip Italy S.P.A.
  8. Branch of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. LTD.

The scope of the LTAs includes engineering, procurement, construction, start-up and pre-commissioning of each project, as well as the installation of the upgraded facilities in the designated operating areas. The contracts are established for a period of six years with an option to exercise another six years extension.

In addition, the contracts are developed with a special emphasis on improving Saudization, local content and supply chains through Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program, helping Aramco to meet its IKTVA targets. The contracts mandate a minimum commitment to use 39% local content and supply chains initially, increasing to a 60% commitment within six years.


L&T awarded biggest order ever for its Construction and Mining Equipment Businesses

The Construction and Mining Equipment business of Larsen & Toubro, India’s leading engineering, procurement and construction projects, manufacturing, defence and services conglomerate, has secured one of its biggest orders ever to supply 46 units of Komatsu Mining Equipment from Tata Steel.

The order comprises of 41 units of Komatsu HD785-7 (100 Ton Dump Truck), three units of Komatsu WA900-3E0 (9 Cum Wheel Loader) and two units of Komatsu D275A-5R (410HP Crawler Dozer). The scope includes supply of equipment and full maintenance contract for 60,000 hours of equipment operation.

Commenting on this order, Mr. S. N. Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro said “Komatsu’s superior products and L&T’s seamless support over the years, paved the way for securing this prestigious order and we look forward to partnering India’s largest steel producer – Tata Steel, in their growth journey.”

Mr. Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice President & Head – Construction & Mining Machinery Business, L&T, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious order from our esteemed client, Tata Steel for their Iron Ore and Coal mines.”

26 of these 46 units will be deployed at Tata Steel’s Iron Ore Mines at Joda, Noamundi and Khondbond in Odisha, while 20 units of Komatsu 100 Ton Dump Trucks will be deployed at Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Coal Mines in Jharkhand.

A pioneer in the Indian Construction & Mining Machinery industry, L&T distributes and supplies state of the art equipment to the infrastructure, mining and irrigation sectors. Its comprehensive range of world-class equipment matches global performance standards. The business is engaged in the distribution and support of equipment such as Hydraulic Excavators, Rear Dump Trucks, Crawler Dozers, Wheel Loaders, Wheel Dozers, Motor Graders, Heavy Tippers, Surface Miners, Skid Steer Loaders etc.

Source: L&T

ACWA Power signs Red Sea utilities contract

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has awarded its highest-value contract to date to a consortium led by ACWA Power to design, build, operate and transfer The Red Sea Project’s utilities infrastructure.

The contract marks a significant step forward for The Red Sea Project, establishing it as the region’s first tourism destination powered solely by renewable energy. A project of this size has never been achieved on this scale anywhere in the world.


Maersk Drilling secures one-well contract extension for drillship Maersk Viking

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd. (BSP) has exercised the option to add exploration drilling of one deepwater well to the work scope of the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking. The contract extension has an estimated duration of 35 days, with work expected to commence in May 2021 in direct continuation of the rig’s previously agreed work scope. The contract value of the extension is approximately USD 7.1m, including additional services provided.

Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2013. It is currently preparing for the drilling campaign for BSP, which is expected to commence in March 2021, after having been warm-stacked in Johor, Malaysia.

Source: Maersk Drilling

ENAP awards Técnicas Reunidas an environmental enhancement project in Chile for Bio Biorefinery

ENAP Refinery Bio Bio (ERBB) has awarded to Técnicas Reunidas, S.A., the EPC Contract for the Wet Gas Sulphuric Acid Plant (WSA), Sour Water Stripping Plant(SWS), and an Amine Recovery Plant (MDEA) in Hualpén, Chile.

This is the largest project awarded by ENAP in the last three years, being a Lump Sum Turn Key project with an approximate value of 100 million US dollars, and a duration of 27 months.

The scope of the contract includes engineering, equipment and materials supply, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, run tests and start-up of the WSA Plant, with a capacity of 140 ton/day (plant licensed by Haldor-Topsoe), SWS Plant, with capacity of 1.600 m3/day, and MDEA Plant, with a capacity of 816 m3/day.

This project is part of the investment program for the fulfilment of the
Environmental Regulations required by the Chilean authorities. Through the execution of this important Project, Técnicas Reunidas supports ENAP in its development towards refinery eco-friendly processes.

With this Project, Técnicas Reunidas strengthens its position in Latin America and keeps its position as leader of the Oil and Gas sector in Chile, where it has maintained a continuous operation for more than 30 years. With more than 20 projects in the country, TR reinforces its relationship with ENAP, having executed more than 10 projects of diverse scope.

ENAP Refinery Bio Bio (ERBB) is part of ENAP Group and is one of the main Refineries in the Country. This refinery started its services in 1966 and has a current capacity of 116.000 barrels per day of raw oil. ENAP Group is nowadays the largest refining company in the pacific coast of South America, with a total capacity of 220.000 barrels per day.

Técnicas Reunidas is one of the leading international engineering and
construction companies in oil and gas development, refining, petrochemical and power generation for a broad range of customers throughout the world. Since 1960 TR has designed and built more than 1.000 industrial plants in more than 50countries.


Equinor has, on behalf of the partners ExxonMobil and Petrogal Brasil, awarded Baker Hughes, Halliburton and Schlumberger contracts for drilling and well services on the Bacalhau field in Brazil.

The total value of the three contracts is estimated at USD 455 million. The contracts have a firm period of 4 years and two 2-year options.

“The awards build further on our positive cooperation experience with the three selected suppliers in our projects worldwide. They will be essential to ensure safe and efficient drilling and well operations on the Bacalhau field,” says Peggy Krantz-Underland, Equinor’s chief procurement officer.

The contract scope awarded to Baker Hughes covers drilling services and completion. Halliburton’s scope of work will include intervention services and liner hanger, while Schlumberger will deliver wireline services.

The awards are expected to make a significant contribution to local content in Brazil. The average local content of the three contracts, considering the majority of services will be performed in Brazil, is estimated at 74%.

“Brazil is a core area for Equinor, and Bacalhau is an important asset in the Brazilian pre-salt Santos area. Together with our partners, we are currently maturing the project towards a final investment decision (FID) which is planned in 2021,” says Trond Bokn, acting senior vice president for project development in Equinor.

Earlier this year, the partnership entered into front end engineering and design (FEED) contracts with early commitments and pre-investments for the Bacalhau field with MODEC for FPSO and Subsea Integration Alliance (SIA) for SURF. The awards have an option for the execution phase under a lump sum turnkey contract setup which includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for the entire SURF and FPSO scopes.

Partners in Bacalhau: Equinor 40 % (operator), ExxonMobil 40 %, Petrogal Brasil 20 % and Pré-sal Petróleo SA (PPSA, non-investor Government Agency).


McDermott Awarded FEED Contract for Ichthys Gas Field Development

McDermott International, Ltd announced it has been awarded a contract to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys Liquified Natural Gas Field Development.

The award is for a booster compression module FEED with optional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the project. The booster compression module will be added to the Ichthys LNG offshore central processing facility, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

“This award illustrates McDermott’s continuing expertise in complex offshore EPCI,” said Ian Prescott, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. “Our work to date demonstrates our qualifications to deliver smart solutions in challenging environments—and to the highest safety and technical standards.”

McDermott is also undertaking umbilicals, risers and flowlines (URF) as part of an expansion of the existing Ichthys LNG facilities.

Engineering will be completed in McDermott’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The FEED will commence in October 2020.


McDermott Earns Next Phase of Russian Ethane Cracker Project from CC7

McDermott International, Ltd announced it has secured the next phase of the ethane cracking project from China National Chemical Engineering & Construction Corporation Seven, Ltd (CC7). In 2019, McDermott was awarded a contract for the extended basic engineering on the project. This has now been expanded to include the provision of the engineering and procurement early works package for all schedule critical equipment.

The project is the largest ethylene integration project in the world. Located near Russia’s shores at the Gulf of Finland, the natural gas processing chemical plant, owned by Baltic Chemical Plant (BCP), will be comprised of two ethylene cracking trains with an annual capacity of 1.4 million tons each.

“The expansion of this award is a direct result of our execution performance to date and we will continue to drive excellent results to support CC7 and BCP in the development of this world-class project,” said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “From concept design to commissioning and start-up, McDermott is uniquely positioned to execute fully integrated ethylene projects.”

Lummus Technology was previously awarded the Process Design Package Engineering on the project and the license for its olefin production and recovery technology. McDermott and Lummus work jointly on projects through a strategic agreement that leverages their respective strengths for customers.

The early works package will be executed from McDermott’s offices in The Hague, the Netherlands and in Brno, Czech Republic.


Maersk Drilling awarded three-well contract by Petrogas

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. for the harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient to drill three wells at the B13 and A12 fields in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The contract is expected to commence in November 2020 and has an estimated duration of 110 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 9.4m.

The parties have further agreed that Maersk Drilling will be given exclusive options to work on a selected number of Petrogas’ planned projects in the Dutch sector in 2021 and 2022.

“The three-well contract and the exclusivity agreement are yet another testament to our strong relationship with Petrogas. We are very pleased to be given the opportunity to continue our great collaboration and leverage the design of our R-class rig capabilities to support Petrogas’ business in one of their core markets in the Netherlands,” says Claus Bachmann, Head of North Sea Division in Maersk Drilling.

Separately, the previously announced contract with Petrogas North Sea Ltd for the drilling of one well at the Birgitta field in the UK sector of the North Sea will be cancelled and Maersk Drilling will receive compensation via a termination fee. Maersk Drilling retains an exclusive option with Petrogas North Sea to drill the Birgitta well in 2021 at rates reflecting the expected 2021 market.

Maersk Resilient is a 350 ft., Gusto-engineered MSC CJ 50 high-efficiency jack-up rig which was delivered in 2008. It is currently mobilising for the campaign for Petrogas in the Netherlands and thereafter Serica Energy UK Ltd.


SEPCOIII won the new operation and maintenance contract of Saudi Arabia Ras Al Khair O&M Project

SWCC signed the new O&M contract of Saudi Arabia Ras Al Khair O&M Project with SEPCOIII SA branch.

At the end of 2017, SWCC signed the O&M contract of Ras Al Khair Project with the SEPCOIII, making it the first power plant O&M project of a Chinese O&M team in the Middle East. After three years of unremitting efforts, the O&M team of Saudi Ras Al Khair Project, relying on the advantages of EPCO whole industrial chain, has ensured the safe and stable operation of 6 Blocks and 12 sets of units in the whole power station. It has completed the annual power generation task ahead of schedule and reached the annual KPI assessment of SWCC for three consecutive years with high standards, and helping SWCC become the world’s largest desalination company and creating the world Guinness record.

SEPCOIII won the contract for the operation and maintenance of SWCC Ras Al Khair Power Station again by virtue of its high-quality service and a good reputation over domestic and foreign enterprises.


Lamprell awarded engineering project by International Maritime Industries (IMI)

Lamprell is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a medium-sized* contract by International Maritime Industries (IMI) to undertake engineering design services.

Starting immediately and extending over the next three years, the work will be undertaken in two parts: an initial phase incorporating full detailed design engineering, followed by the production design phase.

This work forms an integral part of IMI’s 2030 new build rig programme; supporting the strategy for establishing itself as a fully autonomous in-Kingdom yard facility servicing clients in the maritime sector including maintenance, repair, overhaul and newbuild rigs and ships.

Christopher McDonald, CEO, Lamprell said: “Working closely with our IMI partners, we are delighted to be starting this key piece of engineering work. It complements and builds on the two jackup rigs we were awarded at the beginning of the year. Also, it further expands our remit for being able to welcome Saudi nationals into our facilities as part of supporting IMI’s local capacity building. When completed, the maritime yard in Saudi Arabia will become a major contributor to the local economy and we are proud to be associated with such a strategic vision.”

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


SNC-Lavalin awarded for $35M USD construction, engineering and inspection services contract by Georgia Department of Transportation

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded another three-year, up to $35 million USD Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to continue providing construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), District 6, which encompasses 17 counties in northwest Georgia.

The contract will be delivered by SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design and Project Management business, and is within SNCL Engineering Services, the cornerstone of our strategy moving forward to greater growth and profitability.

“We’ve been supporting GDOT for over 15 years, helping to deliver its strategic priorities and steadfast commitment to providing the citizens of Georgia with safe roads, highways and associated infrastructure,” said Philip Hoare, President of Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC-Lavalin. “This contract renewal allows us to continue and build upon the first-class work already delivered for one of our key clients in North America.”

The new contract includes CEI services for construction projects ranging from widening and reconstruction, rehabilitation of asphalt and concrete pavement, bridge replacement and resurfacing. Notable work includes the award-winning Courtland Street Bridge replacement and the Northwest Corridor Managed Lanes projects.

In August, SNC-Lavalin was appointed as prime consultant to support the ongoing development of GDOT’s Statewide Traffic Incident Management Services.