Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction bags order for KRW 780 billion RO desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

□ Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction succeeded in bagging an order for a KRW 780 billion seawater desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

□ Doosan announced on January 25 that it had signed a contract to construct the Yanbu4 seawater desalination plant with a consortium, consisting of the French energy company Engie as the project developer and Saudi Arabian companies Mowah and Nesma.

□ The Yanbu4 seawater desalination plant will be applying the reverse osmosis (RO) process. It will be constructed in Ar Rayyis, located about 260 km north of Jeddah. The RO process is a water purification process that removes salt from seawater by using pressure to force water molecules through a semipermeable membrane.

□ Doosan plans to construct the Yanbu4 seawater desalination plant on an EPC basis, taking on the responsibilities of engineering, procurement and construction. Once constructed, the plant will supply 450,000 tons of potable water daily, enough for 1.5 million people in the Ar Rayyis region in the western part of Saudi Arabia.

□ “This order shows that Doosan’s technology has once again received recognition in the Middle East, where we expect to see more seawater RO desalination plants constructed. We plan to penetrate the Middle East’s seawater RO desalination market, as it is forecast to reach a value of USD 2.8 billion by 2025,” said Inwon Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Plant EPC BG.

□ Following the Doha Phase 1 project in Kuwait in 2016, Shoaiba project in Saudi Arabia in 2017, and Sharqiyah seawater desalination project in Oman in 2018, Doosan continues its winning streak in the Middle East’s seawater desalination market by signing this contract for the Yanbu4 Seawater RO Desalination Plant.

□ Upon the request from Engie, the French company acting as project developer, Korea Eximbank has provided project financing amounting to KRW 260 billion (USD 238 million) and strong support on winning this project. It is the first time that Korea Eximbank has ever provided financial support for a seawater RO desalination project. Korea Eximbank is said to have plans to expand financing for projects in this sector.


SNC-Lavalin awarded four-year framework contract with Highways England

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a four-year framework contract to deliver the reconstruction of concrete pavements, as part of Highways England’s Concrete Road Program in the UK. Under the framework agreement, SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design & Project Management (EDPM) business will apply digital solutions and BIM technology as part of the design and transformation delivery, while implementing innovative techniques, such as rapid cure bay replacement and next-generation surfacing techniques.

“By using innovative digital assessments to measure the technical and customer benefits of concrete surface treatments, we will continue to meet the needs of road users,” said Philip Hoare, President, EDPM, SNC-Lavalin. “Drawing on our collective experience of maximising re-use and recycling of materials, we look forward to working closely with Highways England and others to provide Innovative transport and infrastructure solutions that are at the heart of our EDPM business and are a key area of our growth.” 

SNC-Lavalin’s EDPM business will deliver full design, technical assurance site supervision and project management of the reconstruction and lifecycle extension works and provide technical assurance for 51 projects covering many of the 1,425 lane kilometres of concrete pavements across England. The EDPM business has been supporting Highways England for over 10 years and is experienced in asset life extension of concrete pavements on the Strategic Road Network, including the M25. 


Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable contract by Equinor for the Northern Lights project.  

Subsea 7’s scope includes engineering, fabrication and installation of a 100km CO2 pipeline that will run from Øygarden to the CO2 storage complex, as well as installation of umbilicals, tie-in and pre-commissioning activities.

Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. Fabrication of the pipelines will take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway and offshore operations will be executed in 2022 and 2023. 

The Northern Lights project is part of the Norwegian full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project “Langskip” (Longship). The Northern Lights project comprises transportation, receipt and permanent storage of CO2 in a reservoir in the northern North Sea. The CO2 receiving terminal will be located in the municipality of Øygarden in Western Norway.

John Evans, Chief Executive Officer Subsea 7 said: “We are proud to be a trusted partner for this project. CCS is an important part of Subsea 7’s strategy to be a proactive participant in the energy transition and our continued drive for a more sustainable future.”  

Monica Bjørkmann, Vice President for Subsea 7 Norway said: “The Northern Lights project marks the start of a new value chain for lowering carbon emissions from Norway as well as Europe. We look forward to supporting Equinor and its partners in successfully delivering this pioneering project.”


Petrofac secures enhanced North Sea contract with INEOS FPS

Petrofac is set to build on its provision of Operations & Maintenance Support Services for INEOS FPS following the award of an enhanced five-year contract.

Under the terms of the agreement, Petrofac will continue to supply personnel to the Unity Platform in the Central North Sea, the onshore Cruden Bay Terminal and other landline sites. The contract has also been reconfigured to include engineering and construction support.

This award strengthens Petrofac’s existing relationship with INEOS FPS in the UKCS, where it already provides a Maintenance Consultancy service.

Offshore personnel will continue to be deployed via Petrofac’s dedicated 24/7 Delivery Hub, through which all of its Operations and Maintenance contracts are managed. The Hub offers flexibility of shared resources across contracts, enabling fluctuating client requirements to be managed in a flexible, cost-effective way.

Nick Shorten, Managing Director for Petrofac Engineering and Production Services, West, said: “Over the past year we have been supporting INEOS FPS as they work to transform the Forties Pipeline System, and during this time our teams have developed a great understanding of both our client’s onshore and offshore sites.

“The enhancement of this contract demonstrates our client’s continued confidence in our ability to maintain safe operations while delivering improvements to production efficiency. We very much look forward to continue working with INEOS to unlock further value.”


Saipem awarded a FEED contract for Virginia Gas Project in South Africa

The contract concerns the development of an LNG plant with the production of liquefied Helium

Saipem has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Renergen, a South African emerging integrated renewable energy company, through its 100% controlled subsidiary Tetra4. The contract concerns the downstream development of the Virginia Gas phase 2 Project in South Africa where Saipem established a branch in 2018 located in Johannesburg.

Saipem’s contract encompasses the design of the facilities that will allow to produce LNG and liquefied Helium. Saipem will design the natural gas purification section, the gas liquefaction section using its proprietary technology LiqueflexTM-N2, the products storages and off-loading, and the associated utilities.

The Virginia Gas Project comprises exploration and production rights of 187 000 ha of gas fields across Welkom, Virginia, and Theunissen in the Free State. The fields contain one of the richest Helium concentrations logged internationally. Liquid Helium will be exported abroad while LNG will be used in South Africa, providing a competitive and cleaner energy source to the country.

Eric Zielinski, Upstream & LNG Product Manager of XSIGHT, Saipem’s division dedicated to project definition engineering services, commented: “Through this contract Saipem further extends its presence in South Africa and is involved in an exciting, world-class development project. The FEED contract specifications for Virginia Gas Project fully fit within our strategy of diversification providing innovative ideas for the new energy movement, enabling carbon footprint reductions, and helping to produce a rare and valuable commodity such as helium. The technologies developed by Saipem for small to mid-scale natural gas liquefaction plants fully fit for this application, thanks to their flexibility and robustness.


Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Angola

Subsea 7 announced the award of a substantial contract by Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC). The contract is for the Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC) project comprising the construction and installation of the Lean Gas Platform (LGP) system in Block-0 offshore Angola, at a water depth of approximately 70 metres.

Project management and engineering will be performed from Subsea 7’s offices in Paris and Lisbon. Fabrication will take place at Sonamet’s yard in Lobito, Angola from 2021 to 2022, while offshore operations will occur from 2022 and 2023.

Gilles Lafaye, Senior Vice President Africa, Middle East and Caspian Region says: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by CABGOC, following a public tender. This is the result of a long-term collaboration with the client and a track record of delivering successful projects. The project reinforces Subsea 7’s presence in Angola and our commitment to support Africa’s energy industry”.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shell, Vattenfall and Wärme Hamburg sign Letter of Intent for 100 MW hydrogen project at Moorburg in Hamburg

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Shell, Vattenfall and municipal company Wärme Hamburg have signed a letter of intent to plan how they can jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar power at Vattenfall’s Moorburg power plant site in Hamburg and utilize the hydrogen in its vicinity.

In addition to the construction of a scalable electrolyser with an initial output of 100 megawatts, the further development of the site into a so-called “Green Energy Hub” is planned. This includes the exploration of the extent to which the existing infrastructure of the Moorburg location can be used for the production of energy from renewable sources. In this context, concepts for the necessary logistics chains and storage options for hydrogen will also be considered. Subject to future investment decisions and according to the current state of planning, once the site has been cleared the production of green hydrogen is anticipated in the course of 2025. This would make the electrolyser one of the largest plants in Europe.

Andreas Regnell, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Development, Vattenfall: “The production of fossil free hydrogen is one key to the decarbonisation of the industry and the transport sectors. Vattenfall wants to enable fossil free living within one generation and we have high ambitions to grow within renewable energy production in the markets where we operate. In this project we can contribute with our expertise and experience and the unique Moorburg site that has the infrastructure that is necessary for large scale production of hydrogen. We are therefore pleased that we can support the city and the industrial location of Hamburg in implementing their ambitious climate goals.”

In their efforts to form a consortium, the four companies can also count on the support of the City of Hamburg’s government. In their coalition agreement, the governing parties agreed to examine and support the feasibility of sector coupling and the establishment of hydrogen production in the city-state.

Jens Kerstan, Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Wärme Hamburg GmbH and Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH as well as the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg’s Minister for the Environment and Energy, commented: “For Hamburg as a city that embraces the energy transition, this agreement is a vital step. At the Moorburg site, we will be producing green hydrogen on a large scale in collaboration with experienced partners from industry, while at the same time establishing a Green Energy hub for climate-friendly energy. This is a bold venture that now needs to be filled with life. This project will be a major lever for reaching our climate goals. The gas pipeline networks in the port and around Moorburg are now being expanded to accommodate hydrogen and to facilitate supplies to industry and large businesses. Our hydrogen future is now taking shape, and Hamburg intends to be at the forefront here. The Hamburg Senate supports these efforts, and Hamburg’s public companies play a decisive role in this.”

Michael Westhagemann, Minister for Economy and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg: “I always believed in the project at the Moorburg site. There is no better location in Hamburg for a scalable electrolyser of this size. Via the 380 kV connection and the connection to Brunsbüttel, we have direct access to the supply of green electricity from wind power – and thus the possibility of actually producing green hydrogen in relevant quantities. With this announcement, a big step will be taken towards a long-term decarbonisation of the port and a competitive hydrogen economy in the metropolitan region of Hamburg and I congratulate the partners on this forward-looking project.”

Application for funding
The partners intend to apply for funding under the EU program “Important Projects of Common European Interest” (IPCEI). This should take place in the first quarter of 2021 with the submission of a first outline of the project. The four partner companies view the energy location as having ideal conditions for further use. It is connected to both the national 380,000 volt transmission network and the 110,000 volt network of the City of Hamburg. In addition, overseas ships can call at the location directly and use the quay and port facilities as an import terminal.

The municipal gas network company also intends to expand a hydrogen network in the port within ten years and is already working on the necessary distribution infrastructure. Numerous potential customers for green hydrogen are located near the site, thus enabling the project to cover the entire hydrogen value chain – from generation to storage, transport and utilization in various sectors. With these prerequisites, the Moorburg location is optimal for the German federal state of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Northern Germany and can become a potential starting point for the development of a hydrogen economy.

Moorburg power plant
For many years, Moorburg was the site of a gas-fired power plant operated by Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke, and Vattenfall had been operating a coal-fired power plant here since 2015. Its commercial operation was terminated after the power plant won a bid in the auction for the nationwide coal phase-out in December 2020. A decision by the transmission system operator on the system relevance of the plant is expected in March 2021. The City of Hamburg and Vattenfall are striving to clear partial areas of the site as soon as possible for the project to produce green hydrogen and the development of a Green Energy Hub.


Sumitomo Corporation and JGC Holdings Corporation signed a FEED Contract for Hydrogen Production Plant in Australia

Sumitomo Corporation and JGC Holdings Corporation announced that Sumitomo Corporation and JGC Holdings Corporation, which operates the overseas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, have signed a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for the hydrogen-related project planned by Sumitomo Corporation in Gladstone, Australia.

The Australian Government’s National Hydrogen Strategy, formulated in 2019, sets out a vision of becoming a major global player by 2030, and the Australian Government is presently working to create a national hydrogen industry.
The City of Gladstone, which is located in the State of Queensland, is attracting attention as a suitable location for hydrogen production and consumption. This is due to its existing industrial infrastructure, with government’s initiative on climate change, and having the potential to decarbonise existing sectors such as industry, mobility, ports etc. It also has rich solar radiation with long daylight hours, which leads to the Green Hydrogen production site.

This project is part of a broader program that aims long term to build local hydrogen production and consumption in Gladstone by producing hydrogen from electrolysis of water using electricity from Solar PV as the main power source. The initial hydrogen production plant plans to produce 250-300 tonnes of hydrogen annually, with plans to scale up production.

In addition to producing hydrogen at the initial plant, we are in parallel creating hydrogen demand in this region.

Sumitomo Corporation expects hydrogen to be one of the important energies in the future and promotes hydrogen-related business such as Local Production and Consumption projects and Large Scale Value Chain projects, that utilises the regional requirements of energy and the characteristics of hydrogen.

In order to greatly contribute to the achievement of our long-term goals toward climate change mitigation, “Carbon neutralisation in 2050” and “Realisation of a sustainable energy cycle”, we will accelerate our efforts for the materialisation of a hydrogen society by promoting hydrogen-related businesses.

As one of the key issues (materiality) to be addressed as a corporate group, the JGC Group is making extensive efforts to expand the use of hydrogen energy, which is expected to be an energy source that does not emit CO2 when burned, and ammonia, which is expected to be one of the most promising hydrogen energy carriers* in hydrogen transportation, where there are issues from an economic and safety perspective.

In October 2018, in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), we became the first in the world to successfully synthesise ammonia from hydrogen produced by electrolysis of water using renewable energy sources and to generate electricity from gas turbines fueled by the synthesised ammonia, and we are currently collaborating with other companies to explore fuel ammonia production projects overseas.

In addition, we are proposing a hydrogen production system that will produce hydrogen from synthetic gas made from waste plastics, in order to continue to contribute to the realisation of a hydrogen society in Japan and abroad.

  • Hydrogen energy carriers

A method of efficiently storing and transporting hydrogen, which is inefficient in its gaseous form for storage and long-distance transport, by converting it into a liquid or hydrogen compound.


L&T Construction Wins Contracts for its Power Transmission & Distribution Business in Bangladesh

The Power Transmission & Distribution Business of Larsen & Toubro has won a slew of Transmission Line orders in Bangladesh. The scope of these
packages involves Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Extra High Voltage Transmission Lines on turnkey basis.
A fast-growing economy in the region, Bangladesh has embarked on a programme to alleviate infrastructure deficiencies and upgrade its power system to sustain the growth. To cater to the power demand in emerging load centers and the Greater Dhaka region, several projects are afoot including construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant.
“As Bangladesh aims to achieve universal electricity access this year, the enhancement of power transfer capacity will improve the reliability and efficiency of the country’s grid and facilitate integrated development of its capital and the economic growth centers. These projects also will give a fillip to the cross-border electricity trade. The recent wins strengthen the leadership position of our business that caters to Power Transmission &
Distribution and Renewables EPC projects in the region”, said Mr. T. Madhava Das, WholeTime Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities).
L&T’s Power Transmission and Distribution business vertical is a leading EPC player in the field of power transmission & distribution and renewable energy. It offers integrated solutions and end-to-end services, ranging from design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of transmission lines, substations, underground cable networks, distribution networks, power quality improvement projects, infrastructure electrification, fiber-optic backbone infrastructure, solar photovoltaic (PV) plants including floating solar, battery energy storage systems, mini / micro grid projects and related digital solutions.
Besides being a dominant player in the Indian subcontinent, the business enjoys a significant share and a strong reputation in the SAARC, Middle East, Africa and the ASEAN regions.


Mubadala, ADNOC and ADQ form alliance to accelerate Abu Dhabi Hydrogen leadership

Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and ADQ announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance (the Alliance). The Alliance partners will collaborate to establish Abu Dhabi as a trusted leader of low-carbon green and blue hydrogen in emerging international markets. They will also work together to build a substantial green hydrogen economy in the UAE.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Alliance will develop a roadmap to accelerate the UAE’s adoption and use of hydrogen in major sectors such as utilities, mobility and industry, through their respective operating companies and with international partners. Mubadala, ADNOC and ADQ will also align on their approach to international markets, for projects developed under the Alliance, with the aim of positioning Abu Dhabi as a reliable and secure supplier of hydrogen and its carriers to customers around the world as demand grows.

During a virtual ceremony, the MoU was signed by H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Group CEO, and H.E. Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi, Chief Executive Officer of ADQ.

Commenting on the importance of the Alliance, H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak said: “As a responsible investor, we are actively engaged in a number of new energy investments that will contribute to more efficient and lower emission energy solutions. Hydrogen offers significant potential in this regard and with the renewables expertise and experience of Masdar, we are well placed to develop leadership in the green hydrogen value chain.

“Our engagement with ADNOC and ADQ is an important step in the establishment of the UAE’s hydrogen economy, and to align on technology, investment, the development of the domestic market and our approach to international partners and offtakers.”

H.E. Dr. Al Jaber said: “I am pleased that we are coming together as ADNOC, Mubadala and ADQ on this important initiative to explore and develop the potential of hydrogen as a new, low carbon fuel.

This alliance integrates our complementary strengths as energy and financial leaders to address the global challenge of meeting energy demand, while reducing emissions.

In addition, this Alliance will build on Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s global energy leadership and position as the center of gravity for energy innovation.

While we explore green hydrogen opportunities through the Alliance, ADNOC will place special emphasis on pursuing blue hydrogen projects by expanding on its existing hydrogen capacity, leveraging its significant gas reserves and best-in-class infrastructure, as well as its extensive customer relationships to help advance the hydrogen industry, both domestically and internationally.

Working together as an alliance, we will identify viable international market opportunities, while we develop a roadmap to create hydrogen production sites in Abu Dhabi, and the UAE.

H.E. Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi, CEO of ADQ, commented: “Forming the Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance is an imperative that would deepen the hydrogen energy economy in the UAE allowing it to meet the rapidly growing global demand for hydrogen worldwide. With Abu Dhabi’s largest portfolio of energy and utilities investments, ADQ will play an important role in the transition to cleaner energy while shaping the future of this economic cluster leading to Abu Dhabi’s longer-term sustainability. Additionally, as ADQ continues to develop key clusters in the local economy, including mobility and logistics, we are well-placed to drive local adoption in sectors with high energy demand.”

“ADQ looks forward to working with ADNOC and Mubadala in defining the agenda for the Alliance. The scale of resources and experience each company brings to the new Alliance positions Abu Dhabi for accelerated growth in the hydrogen energy field, ultimately supporting the realization of the UAE’s decarbonization objectives.”

The companies are building on their complementary strengths to accelerate Abu Dhabi’s hydrogen leadership. ADNOC already produces around 300,000 tons per annum of hydrogen for its downstream operations, with plans to expand to more than 500,000 tons,and is well placed to build on its advantaged position as a major natural gas reserves holder and producer, with existing infrastructure and strong partnerships and customer relationships around the world. The signing today follows ADNOC’s agreement last week with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan to explore cooperation on fuel ammonia and carbon recycling, harnessing technologies which will enable the hydrogen economy.

Mubadala will contribute through Masdar, its global renewable energy champion, and its extensive network of international technology and investment partners and other relationships. ADQ will bring together its portfolio companies across the energy value chain, with companies such as Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Rail, Etihad Steel, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) and Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to enable activities undertaken by the Alliance.

While the Alliance will pursue green hydrogen domestically, ADNOC will continue to develop blue hydrogen independently within the UAE, leveraging its existing capacity and capabilities.

The development of a local hydrogen economy is a natural proposition for the UAE. Its strong track record and industrial capacity across the energy value chain, coupled with its geographic location advantages, and growing local and export demand, mean that the country is uniquely positioned to establish a clean hydrogen economy.


L&T Construction Awarded Contracts for its Various Businesses

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from prestigious clients for various businesses.
Buildings & Factories:
The Commercial and Residential Spaces arm of the Buildings & Factories business has won an order from a reputed developer to construct an office space in Mumbai. The scope of the project includes construction of 2 towers comprising 4 basements, G+21 Floors with a built-up area of 33.50 lakh Sq. Ft.
The Commercial and Residential Spaces arm of Buildings & Factories business has also won an order from the State Government of Haryana to construct a Medical College at Jind. The scope of the project includes construction of a hospital building, academy blocks and residential buildings over a built-up area of 15.63 lakh Sq. Ft.
Transportation Infrastructure Business:
The Railways Strategic Business Unit has secured an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) order from the Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE),
Package EPC-06 to electrify 918.40 RKM/1171.31 Track KM of railway lines in the North Western Railway.
The project is a part of the ‘Mission Electrification’ initiative of the Central Government aimed to electrify the entire Indian Railway Network to reduce carbon footprint and expenditure on diesel.
The business is already executing two major EPC contracts from CORE: EPC-01 (Gr. 182,184 & 185) to electrify the Delhi- Jaipur line and EPC-07 to electrify various sections of the Southern Railway.


SNC-Lavalin awarded construction management services contract by Coeur Mining for Rochester POA 11 project in US

SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $30 million USD contract by Coeur Rochester, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coeur Mining, Inc.(“Coeur”) (NYSE: CDE), to provide construction management services for the Plan of Operations, Amendment Number 11 (“POA 11”) expansion project at Coeur’s Rochester mine near Lovelock, Nevada. The contract commenced in fourth quarter 2020 and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2022. This win is aligned with SNC-Lavalin’s new strategy moving forward in the Services segment.

“SNC-Lavalin’s Mining & Metallurgy strategic plan is gaining traction with this mandate. It is an example of the mining services work that our team is winning across our core geographies, including the United States of America. SNC-Lavalin and Coeur continue to foster a strong relationship that finds and executes services solutions to create world-class operations,” said César Inostroza, Senior Vice-President, Mining & Metallurgy, SNC-Lavalin. “This award is a testament to the continued partnership between SNC-Lavalin and Coeur. It leverages our knowledge of the Rochester mine and engineering expertise from the previous phase of this project and expands our work in the US.”

The POA 11 expansion project includes the construction of a new crushing plant, including a primary, secondary and tertiary crushing circuit (high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR)), a new heap leach pad (300,000,000 tons), a new Merrill Crowe process plant (13,750 gallons per minute), and upgrades to existing electrical utility system infrastructure, including a new substation and power distribution lines. This mandate is well aligned with our expertise in silver, gold and base metal project delivery as well as our commitment to delivering real value to our clients. SNC-Lavalin’s offices in Reno, Nevada and Toronto, Ontario will continue to support the construction management phase of the project. In addition, a team based locally at the site will manage construction-related activities.

“The strong business partnership between Coeur and SNC-Lavalin will help ensure a robust project delivery for Rochester, paving the way for improved performance in the future.” said Terrence F.D. Smith, Coeur’s Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “All of us at Coeur look forward to continue working with SNC-Lavalin as we advance this pivotal project.”

Since approval of the initial Plan of Operation in 1986, the Rochester mine has undergone periodic mine plan amendments to support development projects and continued operations. The Plan of Operations, Amendment Number 11 (“POA 11”) proposes another mine life extension, which is expected to maintain the current workforce and support full production activities at Rochester until 2033. Coeur’s Rochester mine is located 100 miles northeast of Reno near Lovelock, Nevada. It is an open-pit mining operation that produces silver and gold. Mining methods include typical open-pit techniques where ore and waste rock are drilled, blasted, crushed, loaded and hauled to either leach pads (ore) or rock disposal sites.



Clough is proud to announce the award of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) scope for the Waitsia Stage 2 development in the northern Perth Basin, near the town of Dongara approximately 350km north of Perth and 65km south of Geraldton in Western Australia.

Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Managing Director said: “Clough and the Waitsia Joint Venture (Mitsui E&P Australia and Beach Energy) have been working together to optimise the design of the Waitsia Stage 2 project in terms of plant operability, capital costs and ongoing sustainability in operations. The Waitsia project development is a showcase for the benefits in true collaboration between Client and Contractor and we are very grateful to the Waitsia team for this opportunity.”

John Galvin, Executive Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific, said: “We are proud to bring to this project our demonstrated capability in the resources industry and local project delivery experience. During the construction phase an estimated 200 jobs will be created which will bring significant economic benefits to the local region and Western Australia at large.”

The Waitsia gas field is ranked one of the largest gas fields ever discovered onshore in Australia and it is forecasted to bring significant economic benefits to the Mid-West region from both construction and operating phases. The Waitsia Stage 2 project includes a new 250 TJ/day gas processing plant with a 20-year life-cycle that will convey gas via the nearby Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.


Wood secures $120 million contract for ethylene expansion in China

Wood has secured a contract valued at over $120 million with Sinopec Hainan Refining and Chemical Limited Company (Sinopec) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to expand its refinery development in the Hainan Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in South China.

Once completed, the ethylene renovation and expansion project will produce up to one million tonnes of ethylene derivatives and refined oil on an annual basis and is expected to boost economic growth in China’s downstream sector by more than 100 billion yuan ($14.1 billion). Output from the Hainan FTZ will serve ethylene demand across China and globally.

Under the new contract, EPC services for the sitewide pipe rack and associated pipework, cables for power, telecommunications and lighting will be delivered by Wood’s engineering and project management teams based in Shanghai and on site.

Mike Collins, Wood’s Executive President of Projects comments: “We are delighted to win this new contract with Sinopec which demonstrates the strength of our long-standing relationship with the client and their confidence in our extensive EPC expertise in the petrochemical sector.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership to deliver this project safely, sustainably and on-time, making a positive contribution to this significant development.

“Wood is uniquely placed to leverage our engineering design expertise and global petrochemical track record to play a significant role in the growth of Sinopec’s business and the economic development of Hainan, boosting the local supply chain.”


Hyundai E&C wins 110 million USD contract for construction of ‘380kV OHTL between Hail 3 ~ Al Jouf 1 BSP’ in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hyundai E&C wins 110 million USD contract for construction of ‘380kV OHTL between Hail 3 ~ Al Jouf 1 BSP’ in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract is commissioned by Saudi Electricity Company(SEC-COA). The project is expected to last for 22 months with expected completion by October 2022.
Since 1975, Hyundai E&C has won 156 construction projects worth $17 billion in Saudi Arabia. Currently, Hyundai E&C is carrying out a total of six construction projects worth $3 billion, including the construction of the Packages 6 and 12 of Marjan Development Program

Source: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co.,Ltd.

Fluor Awarded Reimbursable Services Contract for North America’s First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Project by Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS)

Fluor Corporation announced that Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) awarded the company a cost-reimbursable development agreement to provide estimating, development, design and engineering services for its Carbon-Free Power Project. Fluor will book the initial undisclosed value in the first quarter of 2021 and as it accrues.

“Fluor’s development agreement with UAMPS for its Carbon-Free Power Project is a monumental milestone toward providing clean load following, base load energy for UAMPS members using NuScale Power’s unique small modular reactor design,” said Alan Boeckmann, executive chairman of Fluor. “Fluor has been a preeminent player in the nuclear industry for 70 years and is well positioned to assist UAMPS and the DOE to accomplish their objectives to provide carbon-free energy for its customers and to deploy a commercially viable small modular reactor with safety, security and performance characteristics that exceed the operational capabilities of current certified designs.”

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently provided UAMPS a multi-year cost-share award for up to $1.355 billion in funding, subject to future year appropriations, to aid in the development of the first small modular nuclear reactor project in the U.S. The DOE funding is intended to mitigate licensing and financial risk and to accelerate commercial deployment schedules in order to meet critical U.S. energy, environment and economic goals.

Fluor has been serving the nuclear industry for more than 70 years including the design and construction support for more than 25 nuclear plants, plus nearly 100 million hours of nuclear operations and maintenance work. Fluor also provides the following nuclear industry services: decontamination and decommissioning, emergency response and recovery, environmental remediation, laboratory management, national security, nuclear power plant support services, site closure management and waste management.


L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Awarded Offshore Contract from ONGC

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, has secured a Contract from Oil & Natural Gas orporation
(ONGC) for their new Living Quarter (LQ) & Revamp at ‘NQ Complex’ (NLRNC-RT2) Project.
The EPCIC contract involves Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning of a new living quarter platform, ‘NQL Platform’ of 120 men capacity, bridge (with intermediate support) to existing ‘NQO Complex’ and major revamping / replacement of existing process systems / facilities at ‘NQ Complex’ in ONGC’s Mumbai High Asset on the West Coast of India.
The above contract has been awarded through international competitive bidding on a Lump Sum Turnkey (LSTK) basis.
Mr. Subramanian Sarma, Whole-time Director & Sr. EVP (Energy), Larsen & Toubro Limited and CEO & MD, LTHE said, “We have been delivering several large and mega projects for ONGC over the past decade. Our world-class fabrication facilities at Hazira (West Coast) and Kattupalli (East Coast) enable us to maximize the local content, entirely supporting the Government’s AatmaNirbhar Bharat Policy.”
Organized under Offshore, Onshore, Construction Services, Modular Fabrication and Advanced Value Engineering & Technology (AdVENT) verticals, LTHE offers integrated design to build solutions across the hydrocarbon sector to domestic and international customers.
LTHE’s comprehensive range of offerings include upstream, midstream and downstream segments supported by technologically advanced solutions at every phase of the project.
With over three decades of rich experience, the company has been setting global benchmarks in all aspects of project management, corporate governance, quality, HSE and operational excellence.


Qatargas Awards Offshore Engineering Contract to McDermott

McDermott International, Ltd announced it has been awarded a contract from Qatargas to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for Qatar Petroleum’s North Field South (NFS) project.

“For more than 30 years, McDermott has executed projects in Qatar’s North Field, and we will leverage our experience and local resources to successfully deliver this project,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “As oil and gas field development continues in the region, we are poised to build on this initial work to further support Qatargas as they progress the subsequent phases of the NFS project.”

The contract scope includes the replication of five offshore wellhead platforms. The FEED contract will be executed from McDermott’s Doha office and work will begin immediately.


L&T Hydrocarbon wins EPCC Contract for Petrochemical Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit from HRRL

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, has won an order from HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL), a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Government of Rajasthan.
The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract is for setting up a Petrochemical Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (PFCC) including Propylene Recovery Unit, EPCC-03 Package (capacity: 2.9 MMTPA), for Rajasthan Refinery Project at Barmer, Rajasthan. The unit is licensed by TechnipFMC.
The PFCC will convert the heavy hydrocarbons from the Vacuum Distillation Unit to produce more valuable gasoline, diesel, propylene and lighter products by the process of catalytic cracking.
Mr.Subramanian Sarma, Whole-time Director & Sr. EVP (Energy), Larsen & Toubro Limited and CEO & MD, LTHE said, “This is another package that LTHE has won from HRRL amid stiff global competition. It will be our endeavour to live up to the trust reposed by HRRL and HPCL in our execution capabilities and quality assurance.” LTHE is already executing three packages, namely Residue Up-gradation Facility, Crude
Distillation Unit / Vacuum Distillation Unit and Full Conversion Hydrocracker Unit for HPCL’s ongoing Visakh Refinery Modernisation Project at Visakhapatnam. LTHE has a proven track record of over 25 years in the refinery and petrochemical sector and bagging this contract from HRRL reinforces our integrated capabilities in executing critical plants for the sector.
The contract is awarded through international competitive bidding on Lump Sum Turnkey (LSTK) basis. With both the Petro Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit and Dual Feed Cracker Unit projects, LTHE has emerged as the largest EPC contractor in the entire Rajasthan Refinery Project.
Organized under Offshore, Onshore, Construction Services, Modular Fabrication and Engineering Services verticals, LTHE delivers ‘design to build’ engineering and construction solutions across the hydrocarbon spectrum.


L&T Construction Awarded Contracts for its Various Businesses

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from prestigious clients for two of its businesses.

Power Transmission & Distribution Business:

L&T’s Power Transmission & Distribution business has won two Transmission Line packages in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia involving Design, Procurement and Construction of 380kV Double Circuit Overhead Transmission Line Corridors for a length of more than 650 KM. These lines are expected to strengthen the grid in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia and facilitate power evacuation.

Water & Treatment Business:

The Water & Effluent Treatment business has secured an EPC order in the state of Gujarat to execute a package in the SAUNI Yojna Link 3. Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) is a project launched by the Government to fill various reservoirs by diverting floodwaters overflowing from the Sardar Sarovar Dam across the Narmada river to drought areas in Gujarat. The project involves survey, design, procurement, laying and jointing of 2500 mm diameter MS pipeline. L&T has already completed 4 packages in the Sauni Yojana for the same client.