Metito awarded the design, supply, installation, and operation of El-Hamam agricultural waste treatment plant with a capacity of 6 million m3/day, the largest of its type in the world.

Metito has been awarded the design, supply, installation, and operation of El-Hamam agricultural waste treatment plant in joint venture with Hassan Allam, The Arab Contractors, and Orascom Construction.

The wastewater treatment plant has a capacity of 6 million m3/day, the largest of its type in the world and the treated water will irrigate up to 500,000 feddans west of the Nile Delta area. The plant will receive the wastewater gathered in the north of Delta from the agricultural drainage, through digging a 120 kilometers pathway connecting the two points.

This iconic national project is part of the state’s strategy to expand Egypt’s agricultural area, develop the West Delta region, and to create new sustainable communities and will have a myriad of positive economic and social impacts in Egypt and beyond.


SUEZ signs a major industrial contract in Oman to implement a natural and environmentally friendly water treatment system

SUEZ has been awarded by Petroleum Development Oman, the leading oil & gas exploration and production company in the Sultanate, a Design Build Own Operate and Maintain (DBOOM) contract for the treatment of 40,000 m3 each day of produced water coming from oil fields located in Rima, about 700 kms South of Muscat, capital of Oman. This 20-year contract is worth €120 million in total revenues.

This contract aims at implementing alternative techniques to treat and dispose produced water, which is the oily wastewater generated during the extraction and recovery of oil. A large quantity of produced water is being generated from oil fields, depending on oil fields, one barrel of oil produces five to ten barrels of water. To ensure that this water is treated and disposed safely without harming the environment, SUEZ will implement an innovative treatment system to avoid deep well aquifers contamination, reduce energy consumption and enhance biodiversity.

Within this contract, SUEZ, main shareholder with 51% and its partners, Merit National Investments (LLC) and Al-Shawamikh Oil Services (SAOG), with a 24.5% stake each, will be financing, constructing and operating for 20 years large wetland system and evaporation ponds over a surface of more than 400 hectares, using a technology designed by Wolf-Dieter Rausch, CTO of SusTeco (Sustainable Technology LLC).

A series of basins will be built over a period of 2 years, seeded with different species of algae. The produced water will be circulating through these basins and purified by biological actions which consist of biodegradation by microalgae and bacteria. The succession of varying wetland environments, with different flow speeds and depths of water develops these different mechanisms for pollutant absorption and will naturally treat the produced water. Once cleaned, the produced water will be disposed into 300 hectares ponds to be naturally evaporated beneath the Omani desert sun.

This natural and environmentally friendly treatment system will avoid the disposal of hydrocarbon-polluted produced water in the deep well aquifers. It will also significantly reduce the oilfield’s carbon footprint with 180 T of avoided carbon dioxide emissions equivalents (CO2e) per day, or 65.7 KT per year. It will also generate 82 GWh savings in energy per year, compared to the conventional, energy-intensive disposal method of pumping the water into deep aquifers under high pressure. Additionally, this project will enhance biodiversity in the desert and create a habitat for wildlife species providing sustainable living conditions for flora and fauna.

This contract aims at implementing alternative techniques to treat and dispose produced water, which is the oily wastewater generated during the extraction and recovery of oil. A large quantity of produced water is being generated from oil fields, depending on oil fields, one barrel of oil produces five to ten barrels of water. To ensure that this water is treated and disposed safely without harming the environment, SUEZ will implement an innovative treatment system to avoid deep well aquifers contamination, reduce energy consumption and enhance biodiversity.

Within this contract, SUEZ, main shareholder with 51% and its partners, Merit National Investments (LLC) and Al-Shawamikh Oil Services (SAOG), with a 24.5% stake each, will be financing, constructing and operating for 20 years large wetland system and evaporation ponds over a surface of more than 400 hectares, using a technology designed by Wolf-Dieter Rausch, CTO of SusTeco (Sustainable Technology LLC).

A series of basins will be built over a period of 2 years, seeded with different species of algae. The produced water will be circulating through these basins and purified by biological actions which consist of biodegradation by microalgae and bacteria. The succession of varying wetland environments, with different flow speeds and depths of water develops these different mechanisms for pollutant absorption and will naturally treat the produced water. Once cleaned, the produced water will be disposed into 300 hectares ponds to be naturally evaporated beneath the Omani desert sun.

This natural and environmentally friendly treatment system will avoid the disposal of hydrocarbon-polluted produced water in the deep well aquifers. It will also significantly reduce the oilfield’s carbon footprint with 180 T of avoided carbon dioxide emissions equivalents (CO2e) per day, or 65.7 KT per year. It will also generate 82 GWh savings in energy per year, compared to the conventional, energy-intensive disposal method of pumping the water into deep aquifers under high pressure. Additionally, this project will enhance biodiversity in the desert and create a habitat for wildlife species providing sustainable living conditions for flora and fauna.


Lamprell awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract by Saudi Aramco

Lamprell is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract (the “Contract”) by Saudi Aramco as part of their Long-Term Agreement Programme (LTA) with Lamprell. Works on this large* Contract consists of two offshore production deck modules and associated pipeline and subsea cables in Saudi Aramco’s Marjan Field. The Marjan Field is located in the Arabian Gulf, off Saudi Arabia’s East Coast and is one of the largest oil and gas fields in the region.


TechnipFMC Receives Integrated EPCI Letter of Award for Energean’s Karish North Development in Israel

TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) (PARIS:FTI) has received a letter of award (LOA) by Energean Israel Limited for the development of the Karish North field, located offshore Israel.

TechnipFMC will design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment including the subsea production system, rigid flowlines and umbilicals as a tieback to the ‘Energean Power’ FPSO as well as the second gas export riser.

Jonathan Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are delighted to partner again with Energean.This LOA demonstrates the value of our in-depth field knowledge and previous experience with Energean through the Karish main development, awarded to TechnipFMC in 2018. Early client engagement, leveraging our iFEED™ capability, as well as our ability to offer a full suite of services and global experience, form part of our unique fully integrated EPCI (iEPCI™) offering. We look forward to further expanding our partnership with Energean through the development of Karish North.”


TechnipFMC’s subsidiary, FMC Wellhead Equipment Sdn. Bhd. Awarded a Contract by PETRONAS Carigali for Limbayong Deepwater Development Project in Offshore Malaysia

TechnipFMC is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, FMC Wellhead Equipment Sdn. Bhd. (TechnipFMC) has been awarded a substantial(1)contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. (PETRONAS Carigali), a subsidiary of PETRONAS for the provision of front-end engineering design, and integrated engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of subsea production system, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (iEPCI™) for the Limbayong Deepwater Development Project. PETRONAS is a global energy and solutions partner and ranked amongst the largest corporations in Fortune Global 500®.

This contract covers the development of 10 deepwater wells and their tieback to the Limbayong Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit in Malaysia. TechnipFMC will design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment including subsea trees, manifolds, umbilicals, flexible risers, flowlines, jumpers and other associated subsea hardware for the project.

The project will be executed from TechnipFMC’s Kuala Lumpur office and will leverage its local manufacturing plants in Malaysia.

Jonathan Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC commented: “We are delighted and honored to have been selected by PETRONAS Carigali to develop this deepwater field. We are committed to PETRONAS Carigali and to the Malaysian oil and gas industry. This iEPCI contract combines our integrated subsea solution with our Subsea 2.0™ products, demonstrating the added value of our unique and complete integrated offering.”


Saipem awarded by Qatargas a contract for the offshore development of the North Field Production Sustainability Project worth approximately 1.7 billion USD

Saipem has received from Qatargas a Letter of Award for the development of the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project, located offshore of the North-East cost of Qatar peninsula. The contract is worth approximately 1.7 billion USD.

The scope of work encompasses the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation of various offshore facilities for the extraction and transportation of natural gas, including platforms, supporting and connecting structures, subsea cables and anticorrosion internally cladded pipelines. Furthermore, the project encompasses the decommissioning of a pipeline and other significant modifications to existing offshore facilities.

Pipe-laying and lifting operations will be executed by the DE HE vessel in water depths of approximately 65 meters, leveraging on Saipem’s high-end welding technology for corrosion resistant cladded pipelines to meet Client’s stringent quality requirements.

The project aims at increasing the early gas field production capacity to 110 million tonnes per annum.

This new contract, which consolidates the group’s position in Qatar, is the latest of a string of projects awarded to Saipem since its return in the Country in 2018 with the Barzan project, nearing completion. Saipem is already executing the WHP12N Jacket project, awarded in July 2020, which is part of the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project development.

This new contract award is included in December 31st 2020 backlog.

In addition to this award and still in the frame of the overall North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project development program, Saipem has received from Qatargas a Letter of Intent for the contractual package regarding offshore export pipelines and related onshore works of the North Field Production Sustainability Pipelines Project. The award of this additional package is subject to the definition of contractual details and the Client’s final approval.

Saipem has recently expanded its offices in the country and strengthened its fabrication capability by cooperating with a local fabrication yard, offering a sustainable Qatar-based execution scheme.

Stefano Porcari, Saipem E&C Offshore Division COO, commented: “Saipem is well positioned and actively executing various contracts in Qatar, a key market for us with several offshore investments expected to progress in the near future. This acquisition by Qatargas consolidates our position in the gas sector, confirms our strategic role in the energy transition and represents a token of confidence in Saipem’s experience and proven ability to successfully execute and deliver challenging projects. Furthermore, it also confirms the relevance and effectiveness of the early engagement model adopted through our division XSIGHT, which recently concluded, ahead of time, the Front-End Engineering Design contract for the whole NFPS development programme”.

Saipem is a leading company in engineering, drilling and construction of major projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. It is “One-Company” organized in five business divisions (Offshore E&C, Onshore E&C, Offshore Drilling, Onshore Drilling and XSIGHT, dedicated to conceptual design). Saipem is a global solution provider with distinctive skills and competences and high-tech assets, which it uses to identify solutions aimed at satisfying customer requirements. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, it is present in over 60 countries worldwide and has 31 thousand employees of 130 different nationalities.


L&T Construction Wins Orders for its Power Transmission & Distribution Business

The Power Transmission & Distribution (PT&D) Business of Larsen &
Toubro has won a slew of orders across its spectrum of offerings.
As traditional power generation companies rapidly enhance renewable capacities in their portfolios, PT&D has secured two EPC orders to establish more than 400 MW Solar Photovoltaic projects in the state of Gujarat. The scope of these packages involve Design, Engineering, Supply, Construction,
Testing, Commissioning and Operation & Maintenance of Grid Connected Solar PV Plants of about 200 MW each. L&T is one of the leading EPC players globally in the Renewables space with a track record
of having built some of the largest solar plants.
A 765kV Double Circuit Transmission Line package has been received through a project specific transmission company. This line is associated with the transmission scheme for evacuation of power from solar energy zones in Rajasthan.
In West Bengal, orders have been received to supply and install High Voltage Distribution Systems in certain districts on a turnkey mode. This grid modernization programme in semi-urban and rural areas
is being implemented by the State with multilateral assistance. Another order to construct 220kV and 132kV Transmission Lines has been won from the state transmission utility.
The business has won a 400 kV Substation order in Tamil Nadu. The scope of the package involves establishing a complete substation including associated transformers, reactors, switchgear, control & protection, substation automation systems, etc. This project is aimed to meet the future load growth of the Coimbatore region and to strengthen the evacuation system of an upcoming pumped storage power plant.
In Qatar, the business has won an order to install line connected current limiting reactors for the first time in the country’s network. As the electricity network expands, this 400 kV equipment will help improve grid stability and enable use of existing switchgear without major replacements.
Commenting on the development, Mr. T. Madhava Das, Whole-Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities), L&T said, “These orders stand testimony to the fact that L&T is uniquely positioned as a dependable EPC player to deliver projects ranging from electrification to energy transition with speed and scale, to utilities and developers globally”.


Hitachi ABB Power Grids to provide power transmission technology for world’s second-largest hydropower project

Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced it will provide the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) with advanced technology solutions for one of China’s most important west-to-east clean energy transfer projects: the Baihetan-Jiangsu ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link.

The Baihetan hydropower project will be the second largest in the world and is an important contributor to China’s goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2060, supplying clean energy equivalent to that generated by burning almost 20 million tons of coal per year. 

The Baihetan-Jiangsu UHVDC link will transmit up to 8 gigawatts of electricity over more than 2,000 kilometers to the Jiangsu province, which has a growing population of 80 million and is China’s second-largest provincial economy.

“We are honored to be selected to support SGCC to achieve China’s goals of driving the economy and improving people’s well-being with clean, emission-free electricity,” says Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi ABB Power Grids. “This is an excellent example of how our pioneering technology and collaboration with SGCC are enabling the building of a sustainable energy future.”

SGCC, the world’s largest power company, in 2020, awarded Hitachi ABB Power Grids a similar order for three UHVDC links in China. SGCC and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have worked closely together for around 30 years on most of China’s HVDC and UHVDC projects. 

The link is the world’s first hybrid UHVDC system. It uses a combination of UHVDC Classic – key for transferring large amounts of power over very long distances with low power losses – and voltage source converter-based HVDC, which stabilizes the AC grid at the receiving end of the link. Hitachi ABB Power Grids has previously deployed hybrid HVDC at the 500 kV level, but it has never been implemented at 800 kV. 

The orders include UHVDC classic valves, wall bushings, converter transformers, DC breakers, high-voltage live tank and dead tank breakers to help enhance the safety, reliability and efficiency of the power network.


Danieli, Leonardo and Saipem working together for the green conversion of steel

Danieli, Leonardo and Saipem have signed a framework agreement to work together on projects both in Italy – particularly in the South – and abroad, for the sustainable conversion of energy-intensive primary plants in the steel sector by driving and integrating an Italian technological and production chain that constitutes a world-class excellence.

The three companies propose to jointly supply technologies and services aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the steel production process to create an innovative and sustainable model that is consistent with current environmental regulations and current national and EU CO2 emissions reduction objectives also in line with the CO2 reduction targets established by COP in the Paris Agreement.

The new technological solution involves replacing conventional steel production processes based on blast furnaces with a new process that will use hybrid electric powered furnaces integrated with direct iron ore reduction plants that apply a methane and hydrogen mixture to obtain a green steel with limited Green House Gas emissions.

As part of the agreement, Danieli will be the contractor for the supply of the direct reduction technological equipment and electric furnaces.

Saipem will take charge of the on-site construction of plants, integrating technologies and competences required for the natural gas, hydrogen, and CO2 capture chains.

Leonardo, through its Cyber Security Division, will take on the role of digital and security technological partner for Industry 4.0 integrated solutions aimed at safely optimizing the production processes, as well as for the protection of the physical and digital components (IT/OT/IoT/SCADA). Leonardo supports sustainable growth processes thanks to its leadership in new-generation technologies in line with its strategic plan “Be Tomorrow – Leonardo 2030”.

In addition, the proprietary Energiron technology jointly developed by Danieli and Tenova based on the direct reduction of iron ore using natural gas or natural gas enriched with hydrogen will also be integrated into the new solution.

The Danieli Group, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, is headquartered in Friuli Venezia Giulia. It has approximately 9,000 employees in over 50 companies worldwide that produce and install innovative machines and systems for the steel industry, non-ferrous metals sector and energy production. The reliability of the company is based on research, know-how and experience that have made it possible to achieve a position of leadership in steel mill and rolling plant markets, also using digital electric furnaces combined with direct iron ore reduction plants which, as well as being competitive in terms of Capex and Opex, are “environmentally friendly” when compared to blast furnace integrated systems that use coke.


Aker Solutions Wins FEED Contract for Empire Wind Project in the U.S.

Aker Solutions has signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract with Empire Offshore Wind LLC to study the design and delivery of concrete foundations for the wind turbine generators (WTG) for the planned Empire Wind project in New York. Empire Wind is being developed by Equinor and BP through their 50/50 strategic partnership in the U.S.

Aker Solutions will analyze how to design, construct and install concrete substructures standing on the seafloor to support the WTGs. The scope also includes analysis of construction methods and models for marine operations to install the structures. The company will use its world-leading track record from previous deliveries of concrete substructures to support the partnership in defining effective solutions for the Empire Wind project.

Aker Solutions’ front-end engineering work will also benefit several U.S.-based partners and suppliers. This includes construction company Kiewit Infrastructure Inc. and regulatory and permitting expert McLaren.

Over the past 50 years, Aker Solutions has become recognized globally for delivering complete oil and gas developments, safely and on time and budget. The company is the international leader for delivering concrete substructures to demanding offshore projects.

“In recent years, we have increased our activity within low-carbon and renewable energy projects, and offshore wind is a key growth area. Aker Solutions is already delivering concrete hulls to Equinor’s Hywind Tampen offshore floating wind project. We are pleased to see that the Empire Wind development is considering using proven concrete technology, and that we can contribute with our expertise,” said Kjetel Digre, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions.

The FEED award for Empire Wind follows the completion of the pre-FEED won in 2019. The work starts immediately and will be completed in August 2021.


TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant Integrated EPCI (iEPCI™) Contract for the Development of North El Amriya and North Idku (NEA/NI)

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant(1) integrated Engineering Procurement Construction and Installation (iEPCI™) contract by NIpetco and PetroAmriya, two Joint Ventures between Energean and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) for a subsea tieback located offshore Egypt on the North El Amriya and North Idku concession.

TechnipFMC will design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment including the subsea production system, subsea trees, production manifolds, umbilicals, flexible pipelines, jumpers and associated subsea and topside controls.

This is the second project that TechnipFMC will execute for Energean using its integrated subsea model, thereby reducing the overall cost, project interfaces and associated delivery risks. TechnipFMC is currently partnering with Energean to develop the Karish gas field development in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Israel.

Jonathan Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are proud and honored to be selected for this important development offshore Egypt. This project award showcases TechnipFMC’s position as the market and technology leader for integrated projects globally and demonstrates the benefits of our iEPCI™ solution for subsea developments. We will continue our long-term, collaborative relationship with Energean and are pleased to work again with EGPC and EGAS for the development of gas production in Egypt.”

For TechnipFMC, a “significant” contract ranges between $75 million and $250 million.


L&T Construction awarded Contract to build two units of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project

The construction arm of L&T has secured a significant order in the Nuclear sector from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for its Heavy Civil Infrastructure business in India to construct the Main Plant Civil Works of the Kudankulam 5&6 units (KKNPP 5&6 – 2X1000 MWe) The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is India’s first Light Water Reactor (LWR) of 6 units with a generation capacity of 1000 MWe each. The scope of work includes construction of the Reactor Building, Reactor Auxiliary Building, Turbine Building, Diesel Generator Building and other Safety Related Structures in a duration of 64 Months. L&T is currently executing similar works of Kudankulam 3&4 units (KKNPP 3&4) in the same premises.


Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins $20 million transformer order to help bring reliable power to remote regions in Turkey

This major commitment to installing a modern power system in these remote, rural regions will enable further industrial investments, such as factories and other businesses, providing employment and stimulating the economy.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ transformer business will supply several 62.5 MVA and 100 MVA, 154 kV power transformers. The company’s proven track record for high quality and reliability makes these transformers ideal for this modern system and remote location.

“We are proud to be supplying TEİAŞ with transformers for this massive power grid investment in Turkey,” said Bruno Melles, Managing Director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ transformer business. “Helping people gain access to reliable grid electricity is essential for a sustainable energy future that will have electricity as its backbone.”

Advanced technologies built upon a solid foundation of experience

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ local presence in Turkey is an important part of supporting the installed base of transformers. Region-specific expertise is combined with the advantages of our TrafoStar™ platform to deliver proven technology, with world-class reliability and quality.

TrafoStar™ is Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ technology platform for transformers.  It’s globally consistent design and manufacturing processes ensures that products meet the same standard of high quality, high reliability and low maintenance requirements across our global manufacturing facilities.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is the world’s leading supplier of transformers, providing a complete range of liquid-filled and dry-type transformers as well as components, replacement parts and services, since 1883


SNC-Lavalin awarded its first hydroelectric engineering services contract in the United States

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has been awarded an engineering services contract for three hydroelectric projects from Rye Development, LLC to add powerhouses to the existing dam and lock facilities at each of the sites, which are owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers. SNC-Lavalin’s scope includes forward-thinking design and engineering using the latest multidisciplinary BIM technology, field investigation, environmental assessment and permitting support for the hydroelectric projects located in Pennsylvania.

“This contract, the first of its kind for us in the US, is in line with our strategy to grow and position our hydro capabilities and expertise in this important market. It also supports our broader sustainability goals to be an industry leader in the fight against climate change. We are proud to be able to provide cleaner and more sustainable solutions to all our clients,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin.

“SNC-Lavalin’s first contracts, over 100 years ago, were for hydropower facilities. Today, the company is recognized as one of the world’s foremost integrators of sustainable end-to-end solutions for hydro projects with a team of more than 400 hydro experts worldwide. We look forward to fostering a strong long-term relationship with Rye through the successful delivery of these projects that will have significant community benefit,” said Dale Clarke, President, Infrastructure Services, SNC-Lavalin.

SNC-Lavalin’s leading-edge expertise covers upgrades and rehabilitation of hydroelectric developments, dam safety assessments and operation and maintenance of hydro stations. Previous hydroelectric projects include: John Hart Generating Station Replacement, Waneta Expansion, Jimmie Creek, Site C, Karebbe, Chute a Caron Dam and Muskrat Falls.

“Our projects, bringing new hydropower to existing dams, will provide reliable, renewable energy for generations to come. We are excited to have SNC-Lavalin, with the depth of experience that they bring, as part of our team to help us deliver 24/7 renewable generation and significant infrastructure growth to the Pittsburgh region,” said Paul Jacob, CEO, Rye Development.


Galfar secures RO68mn deals from Diam

Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company has been awarded contracts worth RO68mn in total by the Public Authority for Water (Diam).

“We are pleased to inform our esteemed shareholders that Galfar has been awarded contracts for the total value of RO68mn for the operation and maintenance of various Diam networks and facilities in the sultanate’s governorates,” Hamoud Rashid al Tobi, chief executive officer of Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company, said in a disclosure to the Muscat Securities Market.

Diam, the regulator for the water sector in Oman, is a direct water service provider, responsible for supplying potable water to all homes and businesses in the sultanate except in the Dhofar governorate.

Galfar said these new contracts from Diam are valid for five years from commencement date which is expected in April or May 2021.

“We expect these contracts to be important in underpinning the company’s revenues and in boosting its endeavours for expansion of its activities. The company would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Diam for their valuable confidence on Galfar towards the award of these contracts,” Tobi added.

Galfar, as per its recently announced initial unaudited financial results, posted a consolidated net loss of RO21.84mn for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to a net loss of RO6.29mn reported in the previous year. The company’s total revenues for the year 2020 dropped to RO209.81mn as against RO248.8mn recorded in 2019.



Sapura Energy Berhad (Sapura Energy), a leading global integrated oil and gas services and solutions provider, announced recent contract wins in its Engineering and Construction (E&C) and Drilling divisions, with a combined value of approximately RM1.85 billion.

The awards include the Purchase Order 59 (CRPO 59) contract from the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), issued under a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) signed with the oil and gas producer.

CRPO 59 was awarded to Sapura Fabrication Sdn. Bhd. and Sapura Saudi Arabia Company, involving projects in the Zuluf, Ribyan and Abu Safah oil fields, offshore Saudi Arabia.

Its scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation & installation and pre-commissioning of jackets for three new wellhead platforms at the three oil fields, expected to be completed by the first quarter of calendar year 2022.

Source: Sapura Energy

SNC-Lavalin and partners awarded $1.3 billion alliance contract for the second phase of key transformative UK railway

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) welcomes the UK Government’s commitment to a major new railway program as the project moves into the construction phase. The Department for Transport announced $1.3 billion in funding for construction to begin on Phase 2 of The East West Rail Project, which includes the construction of 65 km of new track, a new overpass, two new stations and 16 bridges between Oxford and Cambridge. SNC-Lavalin’s role will include providing multifunctional design, development management, signalling installations as well as power and telecommunications design.

“East West Rail, delivered through an alliance agreement, signifies an important step forward in SNC-Lavalin’s strategy to deliver major infrastructure programs for our global clients, while leaving the LSTK contracting model firmly behind us,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin. “This model is a great example of how our expertise can help deliver clients’ projects, with a balanced and capped level of risk, while working as one. It is a model that is applicable to the whole of our business going forward.”

SNC-Lavalin is part of the East West Rail Alliance, a contracting model that shares opportunities and risks with partners and the client but with a capped level of risk. The Alliance is made up of SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design and Project Management (EDPM) business (non-owner participant), Laing O’Rourke (non-owner participant), Volker Rail (non-owner participant), and Network Rail, as the owner and operator of the UK’s railway infrastructure.

The Alliance is a fully integrated team working under a single, unified project agreement where decisions are made as a collective who share the benefits and risk as the project progresses. Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group since 2017, has been working on the project since 2016.

“The UK government’s commitment to East West Rail will allow the Alliance to push on, working as a single team with a shared vision realized through trust and collaboration. Once complete, this critical national infrastructure project will play an important part in helping to boost the region’s economy – connecting people, businesses and communities across the region and enabling future growth and prosperity,” Philip Hoare, President, Atkins, Engineering, Design & Project Management, SNC-Lavalin.

The East West Rail Line is one of the largest new railway projects in the UK and will see the track laid on disused railway lines that last carried passengers in 1968. The first trains are expected to run by 2025.


L&T Construction awarded Contracts for its transportation Infrastructure Business

The Transportation Infrastructure business of L&T Construction
has secured an order to extend the mainline corridor of the Mauritius Metro by 3.4 km from Metro Express Limited (MEL), Mauritius.
The project involves the construction of a fully integrated light rail based Urban Transit System from Rose Hill Interchange towards Ebene reaching Reduit near the University of Mauritius. This extension will connect the densely populated areas of Ebene Cybercity and the University of
Mauritius and give added impetus to the development of the island nation.
The extension will involve the construction of three new stations, viaducts & bridges, track works (with substantial ballastless track including plinth, embedded & grass tracks), DC electric Traction Systems, Ticketing & Passenger Information Systems and integration with road traffic
through advanced signaling systems.

L&T is already executing the 26 km Mainline LRT network connecting Curepipe to Immigration Square in Port Louis.
L&T has successfully completed the 12 km priority section from Rosehill to Victoria station, and this is under commercial operation since January 2020.
The Railways Strategic Business Group of Transportation Infrastructure business has also secured an order from Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL).
Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL) is the nodal agency responsible for the implementation of the Kanpur and Agra Metro projects that are being funded through equity participation by the Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh and loans from
bilateral/multilateral agencies.
The scope of works includes Design, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Ballastless Track of Standard Gauge in 4 Corridors in Elevated as well as Underground sections of Kanpur and Agra Metro Projects along with supply of fastening systems and associated Ballasted/Ballastless Tracks in 4 Depots. This order has been secured against stiff competition from various local
and major multi-national companies. This win vindicates L&T’s position as a leader in Ballastless Track Technology in India.


ADNOC Awards Cosmo Offshore Exploration Block in Abu Dhabi’s Second Competitive Block Bid Round

Cosmo awarded exploration concession for Offshore Block 4 and will invest up to $145 million (AED532 million) during the exploration phase

Agreement further strengthens ADNOC’s long-standing partnership with Cosmo as well as the UAE-Japan strategic bilateral relationship

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced today, the signing of an exploration concession agreement, awarding the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi’s Offshore Block 4 to Cosmo E&P Albahriya Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s Cosmo Energy Holdings Co., Ltd. (Cosmo). The award has been approved by Abu Dhabi’s newly formed Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs (SCFEA) and marks the first of such awards endorsed by the SCFEA.

The exploration concession agreement further strengthens Abu Dhabi’s long-standing partnership with Cosmo as well as the UAE-Japan strategic bilateral relationship. The award of Offshore Block 4 follows the recent exploration block awards to Occidental as well as a consortium led by Italy’s Eni and Thailand’s PTTEP, highlighting ADNOC’s ability to continually deliver value in Abu Dhabi’s second competitive block bid round and leverage its strategic partnerships to accelerate the exploration and development of Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon resources.

The exploration concession agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Group CEO, and Hiroshi Kiriyama, Group CEO of Cosmo.

H.E. Dr. Al Jaber said: “This concession award builds on our long-standing relationship with Cosmo and reinforces the deep-rooted and successful strategic relationship between the UAE and Japan, ADNOC’s largest importer of oil and gas products. We are delighted to extend our partnership with Cosmo, particularly as this award underscores, once more, the important role of energy cooperation in enhancing economic relations between the UAE and Japan as we focus on the post-Covid recovery.

“Cosmo was selected after a very competitive bid round. They bring expertise and understanding of our offshore environment, technology, and market access – key ingredients that underpin ADNOC’s targeted approach to strategic partnerships, which is enabling us to unlock and maximize value from our assets and resources as we continue to deliver on our 2030 strategy.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Cosmo will hold a 100 percent stake in the exploration phase, investing up to $145 million (AED532 million) towards exploration and appraisal drilling, including a participation fee, to explore for and appraise oil and gas opportunities in the block that covers an offshore area of 4,865 square kilometers northwest of Abu Dhabi city.

Hiroshi Kiriyama said: “The Government of Abu Dhabi and Cosmo have a strong partnership in the oil and gas sector which we have built for more than half a century. This award represents a significant milestone for us to accelerate our upstream business in Abu Dhabi and further strengthens our seamless and multi-faceted partnership with both Abu Dhabi and ADNOC.

“We are excited to explore this promising block to unlock the hydrocarbon value by leveraging our expertise and experience. We are also certain that our success in this block can be crystallized by creating the synergies with Cosmo group’s existing oilfields and Mubarraz island which are operated by our affiliate, Abu Dhabi Oil Co., Ltd.”

Following a successful commercial discovery during the exploration phase, Cosmo will have the right to a production concession to develop and produce such commercial discoveries. ADNOC has the option to hold a 60 percent stake in the production phase of the concession. The term of the production phase is 35 years from the commencement of the exploration phase and the block offers the potential to create significant in-country value for the UAE over the lifetime of the concession.

In addition to drilling exploration and appraisal wells, the exploration phase will see Cosmo leverage and contribute financially and technically to ADNOC’s mega seismic survey, which is acquiring 3D seismic data within the block area. The data already acquired over a large part of the block combined with its proximity to existing oil and gas fields, suggests the concession area has promising potential.

ADNOC launched Abu Dhabi’s second competitive block bid round in 2019, offering a set of major onshore and offshore blocks, on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi. 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.

Cosmo has long-standing partnerships in Abu Dhabi’s upstream sector with stakes in Abu Dhabi Oil Co., Ltd. (ADOC) and Bunduq Company Limited. Last month, ADNOC and ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD) signed an agreement with Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. – one of Cosmo Energy Group companies – to explore the potential opportunity to price crude oil with reference to the new ICE Murban Crude Oil Futures.

Bilateral economic relations between the UAE and Japan date back to 1961 when the first shipment of UAE crude oil was exported from the Umm Shaif offshore field in Abu Dhabi to Japan. Today, Japan imports approximately 30% of its crude oil from the UAE.

In January 2020, ADNOC signed an agreement with the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Japan for the storage of over 8 million barrels of crude oil at facilities in Japan, extending and expanding the scope of the previous agreement which expired in 2019, the same year ADNOC awarded the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi Onshore Block 4 to Japan’s INPEX Corporation.


ACWA POWER and SEPCOIII signed the EPC Contract for Red Sea Utility Assets And Infrastructure Project

Recently, SEPCOIII wins two new contracts of overseas projects.
On February 7, ACWA POWER and SEPCOIII signed the EPC Contract for RED SEA UTILITY ASSETS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT. Red Sea Project is the first to establish the PPP model in Saudi infrastructure construction, also is first fusion energy more complementary and integration of large infrastructure projects, commercial projects on the world, including photovoltaic, wind power, BESS, ICE, RO, STP, ISW, ICT and DCP, etc. Successful signing of EPC contract of Rea Sea Project, further expanded SEPCOIII’s brand influence in Saudi and even the entire Middle East region as well, and laid a good foundation for SEPCOIII to develop the infrastructure field.
On January 27, the EPC contract of Myanmar Sunshine New Energy photovoltaic project (bid section IV) was successfully signed. So far, the company has signed a total of 9 plots with a total installed capacity of 418mwdc. Nine plots are distributed in many provinces and cities in North Central Myanmar, which will greatly alleviate the current situation of powersupply shortage in the region after completion.


Petrofac to deploy global decom expertise in Australia, in contract first

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has strengthened its presence in Australia, having secured a Well Project Management contract in the country with PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP).

Under the terms of the agreement, Petrofac will provide all project manpower to enable the execution of plug and abandonment operations on two of PTTEP’s remaining subsea wells in the Vulcan Basin, located in North West Australia. Work will include detailed planning, procurement services including tender for a semi-submersible rig, and management of operations and sub-contracted services.

Today’s announcement builds on Petrofac’s ongoing expansion in Australasia and reflects the continued global growth of its Well Engineering capabilities.

Commenting, Nick Shorten, Managing Director for Petrofac Engineering and Production Services (West), said: “The award of this contract is testament to our track record for delivering Well Engineering and decommissioning services for our clients globally. Our teams have operated in Australia for more than a decade working on some of the region’s largest energy developments, but we are particularly excited to be deploying our Well Project Management capability and expertise there for the first time.

“When it comes to decommissioning, we understand the focus on cost and schedule is as important as ever. We look forward to working closely with PTTEP to deliver a safe and predictable plug and abandonment campaign.”


JGC Awarded FEED Contract for Gas Separation Plant in Kazakhstan

JGC Holdings Corporation (Representative Director, Chairman and CEO Masayuki Sato) announced that JGC Corporation (Representative Director and President Yutaka Yamazaki), which operates the overseas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, was in December 2020 awarded the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for a gas separation plant construction project in the Republic of Kazakhstan being planned by KazMunayGas, Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil company, and its subsidiary, KLPE.

This project calls for KLPE to construct a gas separation plant with a capacity of 957 MMSCF per day adjacent to a plant that is run by Tengiz Oilfield development company Tengizchevroil (a joint venture of ExxonMobil, Chevron, KazMunayGas and others). The separated ethane is to be supplied as the raw material for a further planned plant for manufacturing polyethylene.

The selection of JGC as contractor for this project is believed to reflect the clients’ strong positive evaluation of JGC Corporation’s track record of involvement in gas processing plants worldwide, as well as its successful delivery of a project to modernize the Atyrau oil refinery for KazMunayGas completed in 2006.

Amid the accelerating worldwide trend toward low carbon and decarbonization, natural gas, which among fossil energy sources has a low environmental impact, is expected to experience an expansion in demand in the future as a primary energy source and as a raw material for gas chemicals.

Through to the present time, the JGC Group has been involved in 30 or more gas processing plant construction projects worldwide, and it will continue to proactively develop its sales activities as a world-leading engineering company in the field of gas processing.


Chiyoda and Joint Venture Partner Technip Energies Awarded a major LNG contract for the North Field East Project

Chiyoda Corporation (“Chiyoda”, TSE:6366 ISIN: JP3528600004) is pleased to announce that CTJV, a joint venture between Chiyoda Corporation and Technip Energies(“Technip Energies”) has been awarded a major Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (“EPC”) contract by Qatar Petroleum for the onshore facilities of the North Field East Project (“NFE”).

This award will cover the delivery of 4 mega trains, each with a capacity of 8 million tons per annum (“mtpa”) of Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”), and associated utility facilities. It will include a large CO2 Carbon Capture and Sequestration facility, leading to more than 25% reduction of Green House Gas emissions when compared to similar LNG facilities.

The new facilities will receive approximately 6 billion standard cubic feet per day of feed gas from the Eastern sector of Qatar’s North Field, which is the largest non-associated gas field in the world. The expansion project will produce approximately 33 mtpa of LNG, increasing Qatar’s production from 77 to 110 mtpa.

Chiyoda has been actively engaging in various hydrocarbon and other industrial plant projects in Qatar since the 1970s. Chiyoda has been involving in all LNG trains including NFE trains as FEED contractor and built 12 out of 14 trains of existing LNG plants in Qatar. Chiyoda has provided and completed more than 100 projects for various clients in Qatar, with Chiyoda’s local group company, Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC. Chiyoda’s relentless contributions for sustainable development of Qatar and its proven track record in Qatar have been evaluated by Qatar Petroleum for this award.



Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A. and KT – Kinetics Technology S.p.A. have signed with SOCAR’s subsidiary Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery, two Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractsas a part of the Modernization and Reconstruction of Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan. SOCAR is the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic.

The overall contracts’ value equals to approximately USD 160 million.
The scope of the first contract entails the installation of an FCC gasoline hydrotreating unit, while the other contract refers to the installation of an LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) mercaptan oxidation unit, an amine treatment and LPG pretreatment unit. These units are crucial to upgrade the quality of gasoline to the EURO-5 standard. Both projects will be executed in the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery, where Tecnimont and KT-Kinetics Technology are already jointly executing an EPC contract awarded in 2018.

This is a great result for the core business of KT – Kinetics Technology, since it allows for the further consolidation of the industrial footprint in the Azerbaijani market cultivated by the Group since 2015.
In addition, the award confirms the Group’s orientation to leverage its distinctive skills, its technological know-how and the synergies among its EPC contractors

SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, Italian Ambassador in Azerbaijan H.E. Augusto Massari, Maire Tecnimont Chairman Fabrizio Di Amato and Maire Tecnimont Group CEO Pierroberto Folgiero have attended the signing ceremony, along with other SOCAR’s and Maire Tecnimont’s senior officials.


McDermott Expands Energy Transition Portfolio with Green Hydrogen Award

McDermott International, Ltd announced that its CB&I Storage Solutions business has been awarded a contract by New Jersey Natural Gas for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a power-to-gas facility in Howell, New Jersey. The facility will use solar power to produce green hydrogen for injection into an existing natural gas distribution network for home and commercial use.

“Green hydrogen is critical to power a carbon-free future,” said Cesar Canals, Senior Vice President of CB&I Storage Solutions. “As the energy industry seeks opportunities to reduce its impact on the environment, our proven project execution model is positioned to deliver the next generation of sustainable energy infrastructure.”

Initial engineering activities are underway in Plainfield, Illinois; project completion is expected in 2021.

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


Linde and Hyosung Partner to Develop Hydrogen Infrastructure in South Korea

Linde announced that it has partnered with Hyosung Corporation (Hyosung), one of South Korea’s largest industrial conglomerates, to build, own and operate extensive new liquid hydrogen infrastructure in South Korea. This robust hydrogen network will support the country’s ambitious decarbonization agenda to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

On behalf of the joint venture, Linde will build and operate Asia’s largest liquid hydrogen facility. With a capacity of over 30 tons per day, this facility will process enough hydrogen to fuel 100,000 cars and save up to 130,000 tons of carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions each year. Based in Ulsan, the plants will use Linde’s proprietary hydrogen liquefaction technology which is currently used to produce approximately half of the world’s liquid hydrogen. The first phase of the project is expected to start operations in 2023.

Under the partnership, Linde will sell and distribute the liquid hydrogen produced at Ulsan to the growing mobility market in South Korea. To enable this, the joint venture will build, own and operate a nationwide network of hydrogen refueling stations.

“Hydrogen has emerged as a key enabler of the global energy transition to meet the decarbonization goals set out in the Paris Agreement,” said B.S. Sung, President of Linde Korea. “The South Korean government has set ambitious targets for hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles and the widespread, reliable availability of liquid hydrogen will be instrumental to achieving these targets. We are excited to partner with Hyosung to develop the hydrogen supply chain in South Korea.”

“Our partnership with Linde is a cornerstone of the development of South Korea’s national hydrogen economy and will advance the entire liquid hydrogen value chain across the country, from production and distribution to sales and services,” said Cho Hyun-Joon, Chairman of Hyosung Group. “We look forward to working with Linde to further reinforce and strengthen Hyosung as a leader in the global hydrogen energy transition.”

Linde is a global leader in the production, processing, storage and distribution of hydrogen. It has the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution system in the world. The company also operates the world’s first high-purity hydrogen storage cavern, coupled with an unrivaled pipeline network of approximately 1,000 kilometers to reliably supply its customers. Linde is at the forefront in the transition to clean hydrogen and has installed close to 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide. The company offers the latest electrolysis technology through its joint venture ITM Linde Electrolysis GmbH.


Hitachi ABB Power Grids to provide energy storage solution for Singapore’s first virtual power plant

Exemplary stakeholder collaboration and advanced energy storage system to enable integration and optimization of distributed energy resources

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been selected to deploy its innovative energy storage solution to support the development of Singapore’s first Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project. The project, launched in 2019, is developed by the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (ERI@N) and is jointly funded by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp).

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ e-meshTM PowerStoreTM battery energy storage system (BESS) is a critical part of the VPP infrastructure, providing grid stability by balancing intermittent generation with smart and dynamic loads.

“Singapore operates one of the most reliable electricity networks in the world,” said Nirupa Chander, Country Managing Director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids in Singapore. “This project is a good example of how multiple stakeholders i.e. the government (EMA), academia (NTU), industry (Sembcorp) and technology providers like us collaborate to deliver innovative solutions and accelerate the energy transition for a greener future,” she added.

“Selecting the right technology partner is crucial for the project’s success and we are pleased to work with Hitachi ABB Power Grids, a recognised leader in power technologies,” said Mr Matthew Friedman, Sembcorp’s Chief Digital Officer. “This marks a key milestone in the VPP project, as energy storage is critical to the efficient integration of green energy into Singapore’s power grid,” he added.

“To meet the carbon emission standards of the future, Singapore will have to tap on all renewable energy sources, relying on artificial intelligence and smart solutions to better coordinate and manage all its energy sources efficiently,” said NTU’s Senior Vice President (Research) Professor Lam Khin Yong. “The Virtual Power Plant (VPP) is a key project that will allow efficient modelling and innovative features of these emerging technologies to be validated,” he added.

The VPP will enable electricity produced from Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), like solar and other green sources, to be integrated intelligently, simulating a utility scale power system. Using real-time information, the VPP will optimise the power output of these resources located across the island. Energy fluctuations resulting from solar intermittency will be balanced automatically via the VPP.

This project builds on Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ global Grid Edge Solutions footprint of more than 500 megawatts (MW) and 200 references. The business’ technology has enabled customers to create economic, social and environmental value by unlocking new revenue streams, maximizing renewable integration, and lowering carbon emissions.


Petrofac secures Petroleum Development Oman contracts

Petrofac has been awarded two contracts, together worth around US$300 million through Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

The first is a direct EPC contract for PDO’s Marmul Main Production Station (MMPS) – Gas Compression project. The scope of work for the 30-month, lump-sum turnkey contract includes engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and initial operational support.

Located at Marmul in the South of Oman, approximately 800 kilometres from Muscat, the purpose of the new facility is to eliminate permanent flaring and manage associated gas. The work includes gas recovery and booster compressors, gas sweetening, dehydration and other units, utility systems and modification of existing facilities.

The second is a project delivery contract with Petrofac’s partner and main PDO contract holder Arabian Industries Projects LLC, for selected PDO concession areas in the North of Oman. The scope of this seven-year contract is for provision of reimbursable engineering services, integrated project support and management services, and has an option to extend for three years.

In line with the main objectives of the integrated project services part of this contract, Petrofac will ensure the effective management, control, execution and documentation of changes and additions to production facilities through specific technical studies related to concept development, development of front-end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design.


Saipem: awarded new contract in the renewable energy sector in France

Saipem has been awarded a contract by Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados SAS (EODC) for the Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm in Normandy, France, carrying a total value for Saipem of approximately 460 million euros. The contract is subject to a Notice To Proceed, which is contingent upon EODC making a positive final investment decision.

EODC is sponsored by a consortium of EDF Renewables, EIH S.à r.l, a subsidiary of Enbridge, and wpd Offshore France. The project entails the design, construction and installation works for 64 foundations bearing an equivalent number of turbines.

The Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm zone is located up to 16 km off the coast of Calvados region, in water depths ranging from 22 to 31 metres.

The foundations consist of large steel monopiles with transition pieces, to be fabricated in Europe and installed by the crane vessel Saipem 3000.

Stefano Porcari, Chief Operating Officer of Saipem’s E&C Offshore Division, commented: “The award of this contract further confirms Saipem’s commitment in the scenario of energy evolution and, in particular, in the construction of offshore green energy hubs. It also recognizes Saipem’s ability to add value in the execution of projects of extraordinary complexity”.


Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins major order to support the integration of renewable generation from Qatar’s first solar

Utility-scale solar power plant is central to Qatar’s carbon-neutral power system

Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced today it has been awarded a major order that will help Qatar’s national grid increase the integration of renewable energy from the country’s first large-scale solar power generation project – the 800MW Al Kharsaah photovoltaic (PV) power plant.

As part of the agreement with PowerChina Guizhou Engineering and leveraging its integration capabilities and grid code requirement know-how, Hitachi ABB Power Grids will provide a fully engineered 220kV grid connection solution that includes detailed engineering and equipment, in line with local requirements and standards. This is a fundamental pillar in supporting the customer to successfully develop the region’s largest solar power infrastructure project for clean energy generation.

Scheduled for partial commissioning in Q2 2021, Al Kharsaah is key to achieving a carbon neutral power system, by integrating renewables as outlined in the Qatar National Vision, whereas the country – by 2030 – aims to advance and sustain its development and provide a high standard of living for all of its people.

“Our pioneering technologies and global experience will help Qatar to diversify its power generation resources by safely and securely integrating utility-scale solar power generation into its grid,” said Mostafa AlGuezeri, managing director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids in the UAE, Gulf, Near East and Pakistan.

Al Kharsaah will drive big changes in the region’s electricity sector diversifying Qatar’s energy mix and reducing emissions. Hitachi ABB Power Grids will help Qatar maximizing renewable energy penetration and increasing the operational and maintenance efficiency of this ground-breaking project.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids provides fully integrated grid connection solutions to efficiently integrate energy from renewable power plants of all types into transmission grids and distribution networks. Supported by deep knowledge of renewable power generation technology and long experience with grid standards and utility practices around the world, Hitachi ABB Power Grids develops and pioneers solutions based on proven, state-of-the-art technologies that help our customers build the foundations of a renewable energy future.


CNOOC awards a two-year EPC contract to Worley

CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited (CNOOC Europe) has awarded Worley a two-year contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to its three operated North Sea assets, being the Buzzard, Golden Eagle and Scott platforms.
The services, which span the full design lifecycle; from feasibility to commissioning, will be executed by Worley’s Aberdeen, UK office with support from Worley’s Global Integrated Delivery team.
“We are pleased that CNOOC Europe has selected Worley to continue supporting its North Sea assets.
With our strategic focus on sustainability and delivering a more sustainable world, we’re delighted this work includes evaluation of alternative energy sources, building further on Worley’s relationship with
CNOOC and our off-shore capabilities in the North Sea,” said Chris Ashton, Chief Executive Officer of Worley.
Authorised for release by Nuala O’Leary, Group Company Secretary.

Source: Worley