JGC Awarded a Biomass Power Generation Plant Construction Project in Miyagi

 JGC HOLDINGS CORPORATION announced today that JGC JAPAN CORPORATION, which operates the domestic EPC business of the JGC Group has been awarded a contract for the construction of a biomass power generation plant project for a Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Energy G.K. led by RENOVA, Inc.

The lump sum turnkey contract calls for JGC JAPAN CORPORATION to carry out the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) work for what will be among the largest biomass power generation plants in the country, with delivery in 2023 (estimated).

The business entity undertaking this project is Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Energy G.K. which is led by RENOVA, Inc. and, with a capacity of 74.95MW, is planned to supply Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture annually with 530,000 MWh of power (equivalent to the annual power consumption of around 170,000 households), making it the largest biomass-fueled power generating facility in Japan. It is planned to use wood pellets and PKS (Palm Kernel Shells) as fuel.

As the project financing is the responsibility of the client, they are anxious to ensure that completion and technical risks can be minimized. The awarding of the contract is seen as reflecting JGC’s long and successful record in completing a large number of plants and other facilities, both in Japan and overseas and RENOVA, Inc.’s high evaluation of the company’s performance in the construction of mega-solar projects in Karumai, Kunohe, Iwate and elsewhere.

As a responsible corporate citizen, the JGC Group identifies “Societies in harmony with the environment” as one of the important materiality facing it, and has evidenced this belief through its involvement in LNG plants, solar power plants, biomass power generation and other types of renewable energy projects in areas around the world. In line with his approach, the establishment of JGC HOLDINGS CORPORATION in October of 2019 was marked by the creation of its Sustainability Co-Creation Department with the aim of speedily directing increased business efforts toward fields such as the reduction of CO2 emissions, hydrogen energy, CO2-free ammonia and the chemical recycling of plastic waste.

The JGC Group is determined to rapidly increase its business activities in the fields of plant and facility construction and the development of environmentally friendly technology as it supports the growth of a more sustainable society.

Source: www.jgc.com

Bonatti has been awarded a contract in Greece.

The Italian Group is in charge of carrying out a construction project at the Motor Oil Hellas refinery of Corinth.

The EPC Contractor Bonatti Group, servicing the energy sector, is going to execute the erection of all mechanical activities in the “New Naphtha Complex” inside the Motor Oil Hellas refinery of Corinth, in Greece.

The construction project has been assigned by Motor Oil Hellas and it is part of a broader development plan. Technip Energies is the EPCM Contractor. The mechanical completion of the project is foreseen in March 2022.

Bonatti has already worked in Greece, where it implemented the Greek section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. This new contract is a first significant step for growth in the country’s plant construction sector.

Among the factors that were decisive in ensuring Bonatti’s success are its ability to mobilise in very short time while ensuring top safety in spite of the pandemic crisis. This was possible thanks to resources already present in the country and to practised procedures, resulting from a structured approach to “local content”.

To execute the project Bonatti will count on the support of EKME, an important local company, in its capacity as nominated subcontractor. A choice perfectly in line with the intention of the final customer Motor Oil Hellas, which aims at enhancing local workforce and skills, something that Bonatti has always done and considers part of its DNA.

Source: www.bonattinternational.com

BESIX and its partners carry out one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy plants to be built in a single phase.

BESIX and its partners carry out one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy plants to be built in a single phase. The facility will process 1.9 million tonnes of municipal waste per year and produce approximately 200 MW of renewable electricity.The project is subject to a BOOT contract and includes financing, design, construction, and operations and maintenance of the facility for 35 years.

On 25 March 2021, Dubai Waste Management Company (DWMC) has entered into long-term financing agreements in the amount of 900 million USD with major institutional lenders. Partners within DWMC include Dubai Holding, DUBAL Holding, Itochu, Hitachi Zosen Inova, Tech Group and BESIX.

The facility was designed in close collaboration between Dubai Municipality, Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX. The construction, carried out by Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX, started in 2020. The facility will be fully operational in 2024.

On behalf of Dubai Municipality, BESIX and Hitachi Zosen Inova will also be in charge of the operations and maintenance of the waste-to-energy plant for 35 years.

Dubai Waste-to-Energy

The project, led by Dubai Municipality, consists of a Waste-to-Energy plant, located at the former Warsan landfill site. The facility will treat 1,900,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year. Its size and capacity make this facility one of the largest in the world. Up to 200 MW of thermal energy recovered will be fed into the local grid.

This strategic project marks an important contribution to Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai Plan 2021 to making the Emirate one of the most sustainable cities in the world.

The agreement with Dubai Municipality includes the design and construction of the facilities, as well as financing and a 35-year operation and maintenance period on behalf of Dubai Municipality.

Construction + Operations & Maintenance

Early construction works on site started in 2020. The facility will consist of five processing lines, which will be delivered in 2023 and 2024. At the peak of the works, 2,500 workers will be deployed and the site will use up to 16 tower cranes, including the world’s largest tower cranes in order to install the equipment inside the plant.

Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX will also be in charge of the operations and maintenance of the plant for 35 years.

Following on the Jebel Ali water treatment plant (Dubai), the ISTP2 project (Abu Dhabi), Ajman Sewerage and the Safi water reuse station (Ajman), the recent Refuse-Derived Fuel facility (Umm Al Quwain), the Dubai Waste-to-Energy plant enables BESIX Group to make a new major contribution to the sustainable landscape of the United Arab Emirates.

Source: BESIX

Baker Hughes and Horisont Energi Sign MoU for Groundbreaking Offshore Barents Sea Carbon Capture, Transport and Storage Project

 Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR) and Horisont Energi AS have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Polaris carbon storage project off the northern coast of Norway. Under the agreement, the two companies will explore the development and integration of technologies to minimize the carbon footprint, cost and delivery time of carbon capture, transport and storage (CCTS). This agreement further reinforces Baker Hughes’ and Horisont Energi’s own commitments to decarbonizing the energy industry.

Horisont Energi’s Polaris offshore carbon storage facility is part of its “Barents Blue” project, which is the first global and full-scale carbon neutral “blue” ammonia production plant. The Polaris project is expected to have a total carbon storage capacity in excess of 100 million tons, which is equivalent to twice Norway’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. Currently at the concept phase, the facility is expected to enter the construction phase in the second half of 2022. As part of its overall goals, Polaris aims to have the lowest carbon storage cost globally, paving the way for profitable CCTS facilities that are not reliant on government support schemes.

“The global carbon technology market is emerging for carbon storage and utilization,” said Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen, CEO of Horisont Energi. “With Baker Hughes, we will scale solutions across the carbon value chain to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy industry. Our complementary competencies allow for a strategic partnership for scalable, energy-efficient and flexible technology solutions.”

“Baker Hughes has a broad and established portfolio of CCTS technology and proven expertise in executing some of the North Sea’s most complex offshore projects,” said Uwem Ukpong, executive vice president of regions, alliances and enterprise sales at Baker Hughes. “We are proud to be partnering with Horisont Energi for new energy frontiers, taking the Polaris carbon storage project from concept to reality.”

In addition to collaborating for the Polaris offshore carbon storage facility, Baker Hughes and Horisont Energi will also work together to develop processes and technologies across the carbon capture value chain, including:

  • Reduction of carbon footprint in the well construction and subsea segments
  • High-efficiency turbomachinery technology including compressors and turbines for syngas, steam, CO2 and air
  • Low- to zero-emissions power and heat generation for clean ammonia plants
  • Development of pre-front-end engineering and design (FEED) and FEED activities to prepare for project execution of offshore carbon storage assets
  • Life-of-field service model for the life cycle of carbon storage projects, including site selection, drilling, and power to subsea infrastructure

Source: investors.bakerhughes.com


Total and Shenergy Group, the leading energy player in Shanghai, have signed binding agreements for the supply of up to 1.4 million tons per annum of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Total, as well as the creation of a joint venture to expand LNG marketing in China. 

The joint venture (Total 49%, Shenergy Group 51%) will sell LNG, supplied by Total, to customers in Shanghai and throughout the neighboring Yangtze River Delta regions, one of the main LNG markets in China. Additionally, Total will supply LNG to Shanghai Gas, the natural gas subsidiary of Shenergy Group, for its distribution business. 

“This deal with Shenergy Group is a great opportunity to partner with an experienced Gas & LNG player with strong ambitions, as well as a unique entry point into the downstream LNG market in China. This partnership is in line with our strategy to grow along the entire gas value chain,” said Stéphane Michel, President Gas, Renewables & Power at Total. “LNG is playing a key role in meeting the growing demand for natural gas, especially in China where we are pleased to contribute to the diversification of the energy mix.” 
“The Shenergy Group is very pleased to sign this partnership agreement with Total, which secures a long-term, reliable supply of LNG for the Yangtze River Delta. The Joint Venture with Total will develop the LNG downstream market and support the objective of Shenergy Group to improve the air quality and reduce emissions in the region,” said Mr. Wang Zhehong, Vice President of Shenergy Group and Chairman of Shanghai Gas.

The LNG supply to the JV and Shanghai gas distribution business will be sourced from global LNG portfolio of Total through a long-term LNG Sale and Purchase agreement ramping up to 1.4 million tons per annum for a term of twenty years. It will be delivered to Shenergy’s Chinese LNG terminals.

Source: www.total.com

Santos awards Barossa FPSO contract

Santos, as operator of the Barossa joint venture, announced award of the project’s major contract for the construction, connection and operation of the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO).

The FPSO services contract awarded to international vessel builder and operator BW Offshore (BWO) is subject to a final investment decision (FID) on Barossa and represents the largest capital expenditure component of the approximately US$3.6 billion Barossa offshore gas and condensate project to backfill Darwin LNG. The contract contains an upfront pre-payment and an option to buyout, and achieves an overall reduction of approximately US$1 billion in capital expenditure.

Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said through extensive and intensive contract review processes, the company had achieved a significant financial saving as well as significant energy efficiency improvements.

“The decision to proceed with an FPSO services contract maintains a low ongoing operating cost while engineering enhancements have significantly reduced the project’s carbon footprint,” Mr Gallagher said.

“This reduction in capital expenditure makes Barossa one of the lowest cost of supply projects in the world for LNG and will provide new supply into a tightening LNG market.”

The FPSO will be built in South Korea and Singapore before being towed and permanently located in the field where it will process natural gas prior to its transport via pipeline to Darwin LNG. Condensate will be stored on the FPSO for periodic offloading.

Barossa will provide the next source of gas for the existing Santos-operated Darwin LNG plant once current reserves from the Santos-operated Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea have been depleted.

Mr Gallagher said the awarding of this contract builds on the momentum of the Barossa project over the past six months and is the final milestone ahead of FID.

“At the end of last year, we announced that transport and processing agreements had been finalised for Barossa gas to be tolled through Darwin LNG and we signed a long-term LNG sales agreement with Diamond Gas International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation.”

A final investment decision on the Barossa project is anticipated in the coming weeks with first gas targeted for the first half of 2025.

Santos currently holds a 62.5 per cent operated interest in the Barossa joint venture along with partner SK E&S (37.5 per cent).

Santos is finalising an agreement to sell a 12.5 per cent interest in Barossa to Darwin LNG partner JERA and has a binding agreement to sell 25 per cent interests in Bayu-Undan and Darwin LNG to SK E&S, subject to FID on Barossa.

Source: Santos

Saipem awarded a new contract by Qatargas worth over 1 billion USD for the North Field Production Sustainability Pipelines Project

The Award of this contract is related to the Letter of Intent previously mentioned in our press release published on February 22nd regarding offshore export pipelines and related onshore works.

Saipem has received from Qatargas a Letter of Award for a new contract worth over 1 billion USD and related to the North Field Production Sustainability Pipelines Project located offshore and onshore the North-East coast of the Qatar peninsula. 

The additional contract (“EPCL” package) entails the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) of offshore export trunklines and related onshore tie-in works and is part of the development of the North Field production plateau, which also includes the EPCI of offshore facilities (“EPCO” package) previously awarded to Saipem in February. 

The scope of work for this award (EPCL package) includes three export trunklines starting from their respective offshore platforms to the Qatargas North and South Plants in Ras Laffan Industrial City for a total length of almost 300 km, as well as associated onshore tie-in works and brownfield activities on existing onshore and offshore facilities. Pipelaying operations will be executed by the DE HE and Saipem Endeavour vessels. 

Saipem will enhance the overall project execution, comprising both EPCO and EPCL scope of work, by combining relevant planned schedules and project management and will start activities immediately. Project completion is expected by mid-2024.

Stefano Porcari, Saipem E&C Offshore Division COO, commented: “This additional contract awarded by our key client Qatargas strengthens our consolidated relationship and represents a further proof of the trust in Saipem’s ability to deliver challenging projects and is a sign of success of our positioning strategy in Qatar. We are very proud to increase our contribution to such a strategic development for the country”.

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 32 thousand employees of 130 different nationalities.

Source: www.saipem.com

Maire Tecnimont Group and Adani Enterprises Ltd. team up to develop green hydrogen projects in India

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that through its subsidiaries NextChem, Stamicarbon and MET Development (MET DEV) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ADANI ENTERPRISES Ltd (AEL) today to explore the development of industrial projects using NextChem and Stamicarbon’s technologies and MET DEV’s project development capabilities and expertise to industrialize green chemistry and circular economy sectors in India. The projects will be focused on producing chemicals, ammonia and hydrogen from renewable feedstock. 

Indian National Stock Exchange-listed AEL is part of the Adani Group, India’s largest player in the infrastructure and energy sectors, including 14 GW (gigawatt) of renewable assets under operation, construction and contracts. AEL is strongly committed to enabling the renewable transition via its 3.2 GW of existing and planned annual solar panel manufacturing capability and incubation of innovative environmentally friendly technologies. 

Under the agreement, AEL and Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiaries will jointly explore integrated opportunities for the valorization of the renewable feedstock by utilizing NextChem’s and Stamicarbon’s technologies for chemicals, ammonia and green hydrogen applied to the chemicals value chain. Maire Tecnimont Group will bring technological solutions and the best know-how for project development and execution, relying on its large and historical presence in India (over 2,200 engineers and approximately 3,000 Electrical & Instrumentation professionals in Mumbai) combined with its portfolio of technologies as well as its strong capabilities as an end-to-end developer of large-scale complex projects.  

Source: www.mairetecnimont.com

JGC Awarded Contract for the First Solar Power Generation Project with Battery Energy Storage System in Mongolia

JGC Holdings Corporation announces that a consortium of JGC Corporation, NGK Insulators Ltd, and MCS International LLC has been awarded a contract for the construction of Mongolia’s first solar power generation project with a battery energy storage system, as well as O&M services, for the Ministry of Energy of Mongolia.

This project is part of the “Upscaling Renewable Energy Sector Project”, which aims to expand the use of renewable energy in Mongolia, a country that depends on coal-fired power generation for its electricity supply and where air pollution is a serious problem. The project will be financed by a loan from the Asian Development Bank, and the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), which has been established by the Japanese Ministry of Environment at the Asian Development Bank. We will construct a solar power generation system with a capacity of 5MW, a battery energy storage system with a capacity of 3.6MWh, and an energy management system in Uliastai, Zavkhan Province, Mongolia by the spring of 2022.

By installing a solar power generation system equipped with an advanced battery energy storage system (BESS) and energy management system (EMS), it will be possible to use electricity derived from solar power generation day and night, thereby contributing to the improvement of energy security and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in Mongolia.

The awarding of this project is the result of the recognition of the JGC Group’s experience in the construction of solar power generation facilities and its ability to propose energy management solutions, the environmental resistance of NGK’s sodium sulfur batteries, and the construction performance of the local partner, MCS International. More renewable energy projects, including energy storage systems, are planned for Mongolia in the future, and JGC will promote further expansion of orders and contribute to the construction of clean social infrastructure in Mongolia and the Asian region.

As social momentum for the greening of the electric power industry accelerates, the JGC Group is working on the practical application of integration technologies for battery energy storage systems (BESS) and energy management systems (EMS), which will become indispensable as the introduction of renewable energies expands. We will continue to realize advanced power transmission infrastructure that is both economically rational and socially significant by proposing optimal energy management solutions that include not only power generation but also power storage and transmission.

Source: JGC Holdings Corporation

Saipem awarded a contract by Eni for the construction of 3 photovoltaic plants in Italy

Saipem has signed a contract with Eni for the construction of 3 onshore photovoltaic plants at the sites of Trecate in the province of Novara, and Marghera, located in the municipality of Venice.

Saipem will be responsible for the engineering, supply and “turnkey” construction of 3 small solar photovoltaic electricity generation plants as well as for the operational management and maintenance services in the subsequent 2 years. 
In particular, the following will be installed: a plant called PV Trecate, with a total output of 4.1 MWp to be built at the San Martino industrial hub in the municipality of Trecate and 2 plants called PV Marghera Lot 12 and Lot 15, with a total output of 3.1 MWp and 2.7 MWp respectively to be built at the Porto Marghera industrial hub.

The project assigned to Saipem contributes to the “Eni Progetto Italia” initiative which envisages projects mainly in the photovoltaic sector that enhance the industrial areas nearby Eni sites.

Source: Saipem

Petrofac secures Iraq contract extension

Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division (‘EPS’) has secured a one-year contract extension worth around US$80 million with a key client in Iraq.

The award is recognition of Petrofac’s successful eight-year track record of safe delivery as the incumbent operations and maintenance service provider. The facility which Petrofac will continue to manage, is one of the largest in the Gulf and handles around 55% of Iraq’s crude oil exports.

Petrofac has been providing services in Iraq since 2010, helping clients to unlock value from their onshore and offshore operations. The company has been involved in a range of greenfield and brownfield projects in the country worth more than US$1 billion, with on-going skills and competency development of the local workforce a key priority.

Source: Petrofac

TechnipFMC Enters Partnership with Magnora to Develop Floating Offshore Wind Projects

TechnipFMC announced it has entered into an agreement with Magnora ASA (Magnora) to jointly pursue floating offshore wind project development opportunities under the name Magnora Offshore Wind.

Magnora holds a strategic position within the renewable energy sector as an owner in offshore wind, onshore wind, and solar development projects and is a key enabler in solar energy technologies.

When combined with TechnipFMC’s unique technologies, experience delivering integrated EPCI (iEPCI™) projects and its novel Deep Purple™ initiative to integrate wind and wave energy with offshore green hydrogen storage, this partnership will enable Magnora Offshore Wind to realize significant opportunities in the growing offshore floating wind market.

Magnora Offshore Wind has already commenced operations and started work on an application for the first round of seabed leasing through the Scottish government’s ScotWind Leasing program. In addition, Magnora Offshore Wind will participate in the first offshore wind application round in Norway, which opens in 2021, and will also consider entering new markets in the coming months.

Jonathan Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “Magnora and TechnipFMC bring together decades of combined knowledge regarding the development of profitable offshore energy projects. This partnership reflects TechnipFMC’s ambition to capture a significant position in the renewable offshore energy market. We are delighted to support Magnora Offshore Wind by providing our expertise and know-how in bringing innovative offshore energy solutions to the market.”

Torstein Sanness, Executive Chairman of Magnora, says: “In Magnora you find some of the world’s leading experts within wind development. Coupled with TechnipFMC’s project management competence and extensive service and technology portfolio, we believe we can provide a market-leading floating offshore wind offering. TechnipFMC’s ‘Deep Purple’ initiative, which utilizes offshore wind to produce hydrogen for offshore assets, is another exciting avenue we will be jointly looking to explore.”

Source: TechnipFMC

ACCIONA partners with Korea Zinc to build MacIntyre Wind Farm in Australia

ACCIONA and international metals group Korea Zinc Co. have reached an agreement to jointly develop the MacIntyre Wind Farm in Queensland (923MW), one of the largest renewable energy projects in Australia, and the largest energy project in ACCIONA’s portfolio.

Under the agreement Ark Energy, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Co., will take a 30% stake in MacIntyre Wind Farm, with ACCIONA retaining 70%. ACCIONA will remain responsible for managing the project through its development, construction, operations and maintenance stages.

ACCIONA has secured a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanCo, Queensland’s newest public electricity company, which will acquire the annual production from 400MW of ACCIONA’s facilities for ten years. MacIntyre Wind Farm will also power Sun Metals Corporation, a Korea Zinc Co. subsidiary in Australia, helping the metals group meet its target of obtaining 100% of its energy from renewables by 2040.

José Manuel Entrecanales, ACCIONA Chairman and CEO, said: “Having Korean Zinc as a partner in this landmark project is a privilege and marks a milestone in MacIntyre’s development. Our companies share a common goal to pioneer clean energy and this partnership is the perfect example of how two companies from different sectors can work together to deliver flagship renewables infrastructure”.

Yun B. Choi, Korea Zinc Co. CEO, said: “We are very pleased to have established a long-term relationship to carry out this exciting project, unique in its size, which represents a major step forward for our respective businesses. Our participation in the MacIntyre project reflects our commitment to renewable energy in Australia”.

In addition to the MacIntyre Wind Farm, ACCIONA will build the Karara Wind Farm (103MW), owned by CleanCo. The wind farms are adjacent to each other. Together, MacIntyre and Karara complex will generate clean electricity to supply nearly 700,000 homes and avoid the emission of around 3 million tonnes of CO2 each year.


The two projects will jointly mobilise investments of around AU$2 billion (€1.3 billion) and will be key to the State of Queensland’s goal of achieving a 50% share of renewable energy in its electricity consumption by 2030. Construction of the wind farm complex is scheduled to begin in the second half of this year.

The two projects will generate up to 400 jobs during throughout their useful lives and provide an important economic boost to the local community, with local investment exceeding AU$500 million (€325 million).

The wind farms will install 180 Nordex Delta 4000 turbines of 5,7MW, the latest generation of turbines by the German manufacturer.

Construction is slated to start in the second half of this year, with the lion’s share of investment in 2022 and 2023. The wind farm complex will start operating in stages to ensure connection to the grid with full technical guarantees for the state electricity system. The complex will be fully operational by 2024.

Source: Acciona

North Star to expand workforce after bagging £270m offshore wind contract

The Dogger Bank A and B phases of the Dogger Bank wind farm have awarded UK-based North Star Renewables contracts for delivering three service operation vessels (SOVs) for the operation of these phases. The total value of the contracts including options is estimated at about GBP 270 million.

The three SOVs will incorporate the latest technology, including a hybrid battery solution and power-to-shore to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Technicians servicing the turbines will spend two weeks on board the high-tech vessels, more than 130 km off the North East coast of England, ensuring the wind farm phases are safely and efficiently maintained to provide optimum wind turbine availability.

SSE Renewables is the operator during the construction phase of the wind farm and Equinor will be the operator during the operations and maintenance phase. Around 200 people will be needed to operate the wind farm, based either offshore or at a new base to be constructed at the Port of Tyne.

Dogger Bank will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world when complete in 2026, and is being built in three equal phases of 1.2 GW; Dogger Bank A, B and C.

North Star will deliver one SOV to be used for scheduled maintenance at Dogger Bank A and B. The vessel is due to be delivered in January 2024 and will also serve Dogger Bank C when this phase of the wind farm is operational.

A further two SOVs will be delivered by North Star to be used for corrective maintenance, at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B. Delivery of these vessels is scheduled for July 2023 and July 2024 respectively.

A further contract for an SOV to be used for corrective maintenance at Dogger Bank C will be tendered at a later stage.

Each vessel will have dynamic positioning (DP2) capability, with walk-to-work gangways for safe transfer of personnel and equipment to and from the turbines. Using these gangways means that technicians will be able to transfer safely in wave heights above 3 meters, increasing the productive time on turbines and optimising wind farm availability.

All three contracts will run for a fixed period of 10 years and include three one-year options.

Onshore construction for Dogger Bank A and B began in January 2020 and remains on track despite challenges presented by Covid-19. Offshore installation will begin from 2022, with the first power from Dogger Bank A expected in the same year.

 “While work continues to ramp up on the construction of the wind farm, these state-of-the-art hybrid vessels will play a critical future role in ensuring the safe and efficient maintenance of the development when it reaches the operational phase. It’s an important milestone for the project and provides some insight into what life will be like working on the world’s largest offshore wind farm whilst living on board these technologically advanced SOVs,” says Steve Wilson, Dogger Bank Wind Farm project director.

Dogger Bank A and B are a joint venture between Equinor (40%), SSE Renewables (40%) and Eni (20%). These phases reached Financial Close in November 2020, securing the largest ever project financing in offshore wind.

The third phase, Dogger Bank C, is being developed on a different timescale and is owned by Equinor (50%) and SSE Renewables (50%). Financial Close is expected in late 2021.

Source: Equinor

L&T Construction Awarded Contracts for its Various Businesses

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

Water & Effluent Treatment Business:

The Water & Effluent Treatment Business of L&T Construction has secured EPC orders from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Odisha to execute individual Rural Water Supply Projects in the Kendrapada & Khorda Districts of Odisha.

The scope of work includes design & construction of Intake structures, 4 Water Treatment Plants of a cumulative capacity of 105 MLD, supplying and laying transmission and distribution pipelines, overhead service reservoirs, a booster pumping station, house service connections and associated electromechanical & instrumentation works including measuring the input & output of the quantity and quality of water at each level.

The projects will provide drinking water to 12.28 Lakh people across 780 villages in Kendrapada & Khorda Districts of Odisha. The business is already executing several other rural water supply projects for the same client. The business has also secured a repeat order from the Water Resources Department of Odisha to construct an intake structure and pressure main along the right bank of Bargarh Main Canal of the Gangadhar Mehar Lift Irrigation Project in Bijepur, Odisha on EPC-TurnKey basis. The scope includes design & construction of an intake structure, pump house, pressure main of length 34 Km and associated electromechanical & instrumentation works.

Building & Factories Business:

The factories arm of Buildings & Factories Business has secured an order from a leading Cement Manufacturer in India to construct a 10000 TPD Integrated Cement Plant in Pali, Rajasthan. The scope involves Civil, Mechanical and Equipment Installation works.

Source: L&T Press Release

Total to develop Singapore into a major LNG hub for Asia

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has awarded a third Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supplier license to Total’s subsidiary in charge of worldwide bunkering activities, Total Marine Fuels Private Limited, for a five-year term starting January 1st, 2022.

This achievement follows a 10-year agreement signed by Total back in 2019, to develop an LNG bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore. It reaffirms the Company’s commitment to contribute to the country’s ambition in becoming a key LNG bunkering hub for Asia. It also underscores Total’s confidence in the role of natural gas for the global maritime industry’s energy transition and in its potential to further reduce carbon emissions from ships, through the development and future introduction of carbon-neutral bioLNG. 

“We are proud to be awarded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore the licence to supply LNG. Singapore, as the world’s largest conventional bunkering hub with a market share of 20 percent, is well positioned to become a major hub for LNG as a marine fuel,” underlined Alexis Vovk, President, Marketing & Services at Total. “Asia’s demand for LNG bunkering is growing and the contribution of Singapore is of essence for the development of a global LNG bunkering market. Moving forward, Total will continue to step up investments to bring greater value of our integrated natural gas supply chain to customers serving this important region, ultimately contributing to our target of serving more than 10% of the global LNG bunker market.”

Total has actively invested in LNG infrastructure, critical to support its shipping customers’ uptake of LNG as a marine fuel. Since November 2020, Total has been operating the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, the “Gas Agility”, at the Port of Rotterdam. By 2022, the Company will launch another newly built LNG bunker vessel in Marseille (France), while serving the port of Singapore through a third one. As part of its strategy to reduce greenhouse gases emissions in maritime transportation, Total has in parallel chartered two VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers) and four Aframax-type vessels, all equipped with LNG propulsion, which will be delivered in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Total’s active efforts to develop LNG bunkering for maritime transport are in line with the Company’s climate ambition to get to net-zero emissions by 2050, together with society. Furthermore, it embodies Total’s broader marketing strategy towards the industries it serves, focusing on solutions to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy products used by its customers worldwide.

Source: Total

Hyundai E&C wins $143.8 million order from Peru

Hyundai Engineering & Construction has ordered the construction of the site of Chinchero New Airport for the first time since its inception in Peru, preempting favorable high points in the future infrastructure market, and also in Saudi, a traditional order garden, to order the Rapha 380kV toilet building.

The project was ordered by peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications for approximately 158.2 billion won ($143.8 million), which consisted of local construction companies HV Constratista and J/V (55% Hyundai E&C, approximately 87.5 billion won) to succeed in the first order after the opening of a local branch.

Source: Hyundai E&C

Eni closes agreement for Damietta liquefied natural gas plant in Egypt

 Eni announced that it has closed the agreement signed last December with the Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE), the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and the Spanish company Naturgy that will restart the Damietta liquefaction plant in Egypt, settle Union Fenosa Gas and SEGAS’s outstanding disputes with EGAS and ARE, and effect a corporate restructuring of Union Fenosa Gas, whose assets have been divided between Eni and Naturgy, as well as of SEGAS which will now be owned 50 percent by Eni, 40 percent by EGAS and 10 percent by EGPC.

The liquefaction plant, owned by SEGAS, with a capacity of 7.56 billion cubic meters per year, which has been idle since November 2012, has resumed production. The first LNG cargo was carried out on February 22, followed by a second cargo on March 4, while a third, which is being loaded at the facility, will be sold directly by Eni to its customers in Europe.

The purchase of Egyptian LNG consolidates Eni’s integrated development strategy by increasing the volumes and flexibility of its portfolio, in synergy with its upstream assets.

Through this agreement, the company strengthens its presence in the East Mediterranean, a key region for the supply of natural gas, which is a fundamental resource for the energy transition, of which Egypt is the main producer in the area.

As for Union Fenosa Gas’ activities outside Egypt, Eni will take over the natural gas marketing activities in Spain, strengthening its presence in the European gas market.

The agreement comes at an important time when, thanks in part to the rapid entry into production of Eni’s recent natural gas discoveries, especially from the Zohr and Nooros fields, Egypt has regained full capacity to meet domestic gas demand and can allocate excess production for export through LNG facilities.

Source: ENI

JGC Awarded a Large-scale Solar Power Station Construction Project in Mie Prefecture, Japan

JGC HOLDINGS CORPORATION announced that JGC JAPAN CORPORATION, which operates the domestic engineering business of the JGC Group, was awarded an order in December 2020 for the design, procurement, construction and test-run services for a large-scale solar power station construction project in the Haze area of Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, planned by G.K. Succeed Tsu Haze with delivery targeted for March 2023.

The project calls for the construction of a solar power station (site area of approximately 76ha) with an output of around 50.95MW (equivalent to the annual power consumption of about 20,000 ordinary households) in Tsu City.

The JGC Group entered the solar power generation field early in 2012 when the feed-in tariff system for renewable energy in Japan was introduced, and has since then conducted numerous solar power station construction projects. The company established an impressive track record of achievements and accumulated knowledge as a contractor and from a business position.

JGC JAPAN CORPORATION has been involved in this project from the basic design stage and is maximally utilizing the knowledge it has gained. The company has supported the customer towards realization of the project. JGC JAPAN CORPORATION believes that its achievements and detailed response to customer needs were comprehensively evaluated, leading to this order.

As the movement toward low carbon and decarbonization accelerates worldwide, the JGC Group will continue to actively work on project orders in a wide field, not only solar power but also biomass power generation and offshore wind power generation, and will further contribute to renewable energy within and outside of Japan.

Source: www.jgc.com

Total and Zahid Group join forces to develop solar energy in Saudi Arabia

Pursuing the development of renewable energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah-headquartered Zahid Group, represented by “Altaaqa Alternative Solutions” and the French energy company Total, represented by “Total Solar Distributed Generation”, announce the establishment of a joint venture named SAFEER – Saudi French for Energy Efficiency and Renewables.

In line with Zahid Group´s and Total’s commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, SAFEER´s mission is to bring affordable and reliable solar energy solutions to commercial and industrial customers across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, leading the way in the development of the ecosystem for distributed generation through the delivery of state-of-the-art solutions, development of local content and talent while maintaining a second-to-none commitment to safety and quality.

Specializing in commercial and industrial solar installations on rooftops and carports, the joint venture will leverage Total´s expertise across the entire solar value chain and Altaaqa’s 18 years of leadership in delivering independent power and water utility solutions in the Kingdom.

Both the Zahid Group and Total have a track record of successful investments in the Kingdom’s Oil & Gas and Energy Sectors, creating numerous career opportunities while also being catalysts in the elevation of industry standards and best practices.

Establishing SAFEER comes as a natural response to the Ministry of Energy´s announcement to promote Renewable Distributed Generation in the Kingdom.

Commenting on the establishment of SAFEER, Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President, Renewables at Total said, “In line with our 2050 carbon neutrality ambition and our growth strategy in renewables, we are committed to bring to SAFEER Total’s world-class expertise in on-site solar power generation solutions to provide clean, affordable and reliable energy to industrial and commercial customers in KSA. We are delighted to expand our partnership with Zahid Group to this new field opened by the Ministry of Energy in the frame of KSA Vision 2030.”

Source: www.zahid.com

Qatar Petroleum awards North Field Expansion project contract to Samsung C&T Corporation for LNG storage and loading facilities

Qatar Petroleum announces the award of a major engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Samsung C&T Corporation for the expansion of the LNG storage and loading facilities located within Ras Laffan Industrial City as part of the North Field East (NFE) Project.

The contract, valued at more than 2 billion dollars (including options), was awarded on a lump sum basis and is the second major onshore EPC contract award for the NFE project. On the 8th of February 2021, QP awarded the EPC contract for the construction of four LNG mega-trains with associated facilities to Chiyoda Technip Joint Venture.

Both contracts represent the culmination of front-end engineering and design work that began in early 2018. When completed, the NFE Project will increase the State of Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 million to 110 tons per annum (MTPA). The second phase of the planned LNG expansion, the North Field South (NFS) Project, will further increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 MTPA to 126 MTPA by 2027.

Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, The President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said: “The award of this contract marks another concrete step towards the further development of our natural gas resources, and enhancing our position as the world’s largest, most reliable LNG producer.”

Al-Kaabi added: “This contract provides for the expansion of existing infrastructure required to ensure the safe loading and on-time delivery of our LNG cargoes to our international customers across the globe. Its scope includes three LNG tanks and three LNG loading berths for NFE, and options for two LNG tanks and one LNG berth for NFS project, and all associated pipes, lines and loading lines.”

Source: qp.com.qa