Sapura Energy Bags FEED for Santos’ Dorado Offshore Platform

Santos announced award of the FEED contract for the design, construction and installation of the Wellhead Platform (WHP) for the Dorado project, in the Bedout Sub-basin, offshore Western Australia, to Sapura Energy.

The WHP will be an unmanned installation, located in 90 metres water over the Dorado oil and gas field, hosting the development wells and gas reinjection wells with minimal processing facilities, remotely operated from a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility approximately two kilometres away.

Dorado is an integrated oil and gas project which is planned to be developed in two phases. The initial development involves the production of oil and condensate through a WHP and FPSO. Gas will be reinjected in the initial phase to enhance oil and condensate recovery, followed by a planned future phase of gas production to backfill Santos’ domestic gas infrastructure in WA.

Dorado is a very low CO2 reservoir with approximately 1.5 per cent CO2 and reinjection of gas in the initial phase, making it one of the lowest emission intensity oil projects in the region.

Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said: “This contract for the wellhead platform is the project’s last significant commitment as we progress towards a project final investment decision around the middle of next year.

“The WHP is a critical component of the development requiring a company with Sapura’s deep construction and installation experience. The design allows for the integrated development of both the gas and liquids resource and retains sufficient flexibility to support future exploration success, with the Pavo and Apus prospects to be drilled early next year.

“Whilst operating unmanned, the WHP will have several innovative features including sophisticated reservoir performance monitoring functionality to facilitate optimal reservoir recovery.”

The project has a Federal Government approved Australian Industry Participation Plan ensuring full, fair and reasonable opportunities for Australian industry to compete for work. This is accessible via the Industry Capability Network website.

Santos has an 80 per cent interest in the Dorado project and is operator. The remaining interest is held by Carnarvon Petroleum.

Source: Santos

Técnicas Reunidas awarded project to participate in the 40% increase of Qatar´s liquified natural gas production

Qatar Petroleum has awarded Técnicas Reunidas an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project for the expansion of onshore facilities located in the northeast of the Qatari peninsula associated with production from the North Field.

The initial scope of the project, to be executed over 41 months, is for the completion of an “EPC- 3 package” required for the expansion of liquid products storage and loading that are by-products of the LNG liquefaction process. Qatargas Operating Company Limited, Qatar Petroleum’s affiliate, organized the EPC-3 tender and will implement and supervise the implementation of the project by Tecnicas Reunidas on behalf of Qatar Petroleum.

The EPC-3 package includes the construction of liquid products rundown lines, lean gas pipeline for gas delivery into Qatar Petroleum’s domestic gas grid, the expansion of the Ras Laffan Terminal Operations (RLTO) product storage and loading facilities, Monoethylene glycol (MEG)

storage and transfer facilities expansion, and CO2 sequestration pipeline and associated facilities at CO2 injection wellheads.

The initial amount of the project has been estimated in more than 500 million US dollars. Nevertheless, the award also foresees several additional options that Qatar Petroleum may execute within a 3-month validity period after the contract is signed. These activities will mean an expansion of the liquid products storage and loading to handle future expansion of two additional LNG trains. The value of these works would substantially increase the total amount of the project already awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas and is to be announced at a future date upon execution of options by Qatar Petroleum.

Natural gas is considered an essential energy source that continues to enable the energy transition process. Its liquefied by-products, propane and butane, are clean fuels and therefore essential to achieving the sustainable energy goals set by the United Nations.

This project extends the work that Técnicas Reunidas has been carrying out in Qatar since 2006.

The North Field Expansion Project

Qatar Petroleum’s North Field, located off the northeast coast of the Qatari peninsula, is the largest non-associated natural gas field in the world.

The project, for which Técnicas Reunidas has been contracted, supports Qatar Petroleum’s plans to increase Qatar’s liquefaction natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 to 110 million tonnes per year. The additional LNG production is expected to commence in late 2025.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

Qatar Petroleum awards North Field Expansion liquid products storage & loading EPC contract

Qatar Petroleum announced the awarding of a major engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for its North Field Expansion Project to Técnicas Reunidas S.A., a Madrid based contractor that provides EPC services to the energy industry.

Técnicas Reunidas will act as the EPC contractor for the expansion of existing liquid products (condensate, propane and butane) storage and loading facilities and the expansion of import facilities for Mono-Ethylene Glycol within Ras Laffan Industrial City, as well as other ancillary facilities and pipelines serving the North Field Expansion Project.

These new facilities will be utilized to handle liquid products from the four new LNG trains comprising the North Field East (NFE) project, which is scheduled to start-up before the end of 2025. The facilities will also support two new LNG trains comprising the North Field South (NFS) project.

Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, The President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum said: “The award of this major EPC contract is a part of the North Field Expansion Project, which supports the further development of Qatar’s substantial natural gas resources and reinforces our position as the world’s largest LNG producer. The contract provides for the expansion of the existing infrastructure required to ensure the safe loading and on-time delivery of associated liquid products to our international customers. We look forward to working with Técnicas Reunidas to deliver this important project in a safe, timely and successful manner.”

The award of this contract is the culmination of front-end engineering and design (FEED) work that began in early 2018, and represents another important milestone to deliver on Qatar Petroleum’s commitment to significantly increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity. When completed, the NFE project will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 110 MTPA, while the NFS project will further increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 MTPA to 126 MTPA.

His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi added: “The NFE project, with a capacity of 32 MTPA, is the largest LNG project ever to be undertaken. We are grateful to the wise leadership and directives of His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, which place the greatest emphasis on the successful management and development of our natural resources in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, while maintaining Qatar’s strong global leadership in the LNG industry.”

“I would like to thank Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the CEO of Qatargas, and his team for their valuable contributions to the project, and to commend the world-class performance of Qatar Petroleum and Qatargas project teams to successfully deliver on this ambitious mission. Activities on the ground are progressing well on all fronts and according to plan, and we are on target to deliver the first LNG from the NFE project by the end of 2025,” His Excellency concluded.

As part of the contract, Técnicas Reunidas will perform the detailed engineering work in Qatar, leveraging the growing technical capabilities in the country for the development of major projects.​

Source: Qatar Petroleum

ADNOC Signs Framework Agreements worth nearly $1 Billion for Project Engineering Services

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, the signing of framework agreements for Concept and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) services for major projects across its full value chain to support the delivery of its 2030 strategy. 

The framework agreements – which were signed with eight top-tier global engineering contractors – have a combined scope worth up to $1 billion (AED 3.67 billion) and the potential for 50% of the value to flow back into the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program, over the agreement term between 2021 and 2026. The scope of the agreements is based on the forecasted requirement for external project engineering services across the ADNOC Group. 

The nature of the agreements underpins ADNOC’s smart approach to procurement which is enabling it to drive value and commerciality across its portfolio. By structuring the framework agreements with a group of top-tier contractors instead of procuring smaller individual agreements, ADNOC was able to secure pre-agreed terms and conditions thereby reducing tendering cycle by months, achieve highly competitive rates by leveraging long-term contracts that service its entire portfolio, and establish a group-wide performance management and review process that provides high visibility of contractor performance.

Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, ADNOC People, Technology & Corporate Support Executive Director, said: “We are very pleased to engage with the eight top-tier engineering contractors awarded to provide best-in-class engineering expertise on our strategic projects across our full value chain. These framework agreements follow a very competitive tender process and the smart nature of the deals will deliver substantial cost savings, optimize project delivery schedules and provide ADNOC with increased flexibility to drive its growth targets and proactively respond to the demands of the fast-evolving energy landscape. In addition, the agreements offer the potential to create additional skilled employment opportunities for Emiratis and include commitments that contracted services will primarily be carried out in the UAE, ensuring more economic value remains in the country from our contract awards.”

ADNOC signed the framework agreements with AMEC International Ltd (part of the Wood Group), Fluor, McDermott, Mott MacDonald, SNC-Lavalin International Arabia Limited – Abu Dhabi (part of the Kentech Group), Technip Energies, Worley, and a joint venture between Tecnicas Reunidas and NPCC. The agreements will run for five years, with an option for a two-year extension. The eight contractors have committed to set up and run enhanced training programs to further develop local expertise and enable knowledge transfer.

As an integral part of its 2030 strategy, ADNOC is optimizing its procurement strategy to reflect market dynamics, focusing on long-term contracts with a reduced number of suppliers that provide stable and reliable delivery at highly competitive rates. 

Source: ADNOC

ABB secures $120 million order to power Jansz-Io Compression project

ABB has won an order worth approximately $120 million to supply the overall Electrical Power System (EPS) for the prestigious multi-billion-dollar Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project. The order, comprising contracts with Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and with Aker Solutions, is booked in Q3 2021.

The Jansz-Io field is located around 200 kilometers offshore the north-western coast of Australia, at water depths of approximately 1,400 meters. The field is a part of the Chevron-operated Gorgon natural gas project, one of the world’s largest natural gas developments. The J-IC project, which moves gas from the deep seas to shore, marks only the third time that world-leading subsea compression technology is being deployed globally and the first time outside of Norway1 where ABB is also responsible for providing the EPS. The project will involve the construction and installation of a 27,000-tonne (Topside and Hull) normally unattended floating Field Control Station (FCS), approximately 6,500 tonnes of subsea compression infrastructure and a 135km submarine power cable linked to Barrow Island.

ABB will provide the majority of the electrical equipment, both topside and subsea, for J-IC. The project will combine two core ABB technologies – power from shore and Variable Speed Drive (VSD) long step-out subsea power – for the first time. The electrical system will be able to transmit 100 megavolt-amperes over a distance of approximately 140 kilometers and at depths of 1,400 meters.

The contract was awarded following concept development and a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study. Work will start immediately and the subsea compression system is expected to be in operation in 2025.

Source: ABB

McDermott’s CB&I Storage Solutions Wins Second EPC Contract for Philippines LNG Import and Regasification Terminal

McDermott International, Ltd has announced that its CB&I Storage Solutions business has been awarded a contract by Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila, Inc. (AG&P) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tank and double-wall LNG bullet for AG&P’s Philippines LNG import and regasification terminal called Philippines LNG (PLNG) in Batangas Bay, Philippines.

“It has been a privilege to work in close coordination with CB&I Storage Solutions on the unique design of the first full containment steel LNG tank,” said Roeland Uytdewilligen, Project Director of AG&P. “They continue to be our preferred partner for the development of the second LNG storage tank for our PLNG facility, the first LNG import and regasification terminal in the Philippines.”

CB&I Storage Solutions was awarded the first LNG storage tank by AG&P earlier this year. The additional scope includes a 1,200 cubic-meter shop-fabricated double wall LNG bullet and a second 60,000 cubic-meter full containment steel LNG tank along with geotechnical investigation, soil improvement, foundation and topside platform structure, pre-commissioning, purging and commissioning activities.

“We value the confidence that AG&P has in our organization to award us this additional scope of work,” said Cesar Canals, Senior Vice President of CB&I Storage Solutions. “Our fabrication facility in Thailand specializes in the production of prefabricated storage solutions and will build the LNG bullet for delivery to Batangas. We believe there’s no better team in the world with the experience, expertise and local resources to execute this high-profile project.” 

Mechanical completion is slated for the first quarter of 2022 for the LNG bullet and second quarter of 2024 for the second tank with purging and commissioning activities to follow.

Source: McDermott International

Doosan Heavy Wins Sewage Treatment Contract in the UK

Doosan Heavy has announced that its UK subsidiary Doosan Enpure had recently been awarded the contract for the Guildford Sewage Treatment Works Relocation project by Thames Water, UK’s largest water and wastewater services company. Doosan Enpure partnered with BAM Nuttall to form a consortium for the project in which it will be participating as the main contractor. The project is valued to be approximately KRW 180 billion.

The Doosan Enpure consortium will be demolishing the existing sewage treatment works in Guildford, which lies southwest of London, and will be replacing it with a new sewage treatment facility built at a nearby site, one that is equipped with upgraded sewage and sludge treatment capabilities. Doosan Enpure will be taking on the overall engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning work. The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2026.

“This is truly significant as it is the first time we are participating as a main contractor for a project ordered by Thames Water, which is UK’s largest water and wastewater services company,” said Inwon Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Plant EPC Business Group. He added, “We aim to successfully carry out the project by leveraging Doosan’s superior sewage treatment technology and will be using this as a basis to strengthen our foothold in the constantly growing global water treatment market.”

In 2019, Doosan Enpure was selected as a contractor for the AMP (Asset Management Plan) framework, a UK government-led fixed-term initiative. Through the initiative, the company is endeavoring to win more orders in this sector by engaging in numerous projects, such as the expansion and renovation of water and wastewater facilities in Yorkshire and the Midlands, in the years leading up to 2025.

Source: Doosan Heavy

Sapura Drilling Awards Halliburton with Offshore Well Construction Contract

Halliburton Company has announced that Sapura Drilling, a subsidiary of Sapura Energy, has awarded it an offshore integrated contract.

Sapura, with Halliburton as its technical partner, will execute an Integrated Rig Drilling Completion (i-RDC) contract for a six well offshore well construction program. The uniquely integrated nature of the contract opens the pathway for Halliburton, in collaboration with Sapura Drilling and PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, to synergistically deploy its state-of-the-art Halliburton 4.0 digital platform to its fullest potential to achieve a step change improvement in operational efficiency.

Digital technologies will include the complete suite of Digital Well Program®, Digital Well Operations and Digital Well Automation, all DecisionSpace®365 cloud applications. Consistent with Halliburton 4.0, the scope of work also includes key digital technologies from Sperry Drilling, Cementing, Drill Bits, Baroid, and Completions product lines. The campaign is the first integrated project of its kind in country that combines rig services with all aspects of planning, operations and automation. 

Source: Halliburton

L&T bags order for Titanium Clad Oxidation Reactor from Technip Energies

The Heavy Engineering arm of Larsen & Toubro has won an order for Oxidation Reactor from Technip Energies-India against stiff global competition. This order for the technologically critical Titanium Clad Reactor is for a Public Sector Petrochemical project for Purified Terephthalic Acid plant. The scope of supply involves Design, Material Procurement, fabrication, inspection and testing of Reactor meeting the Licensors stringent quality requirements.

This is an important step in indigenization of High technology equipment and a major contribution towards Government of India’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative. L&T Heavy Engineering developed the technology for titanium clad equipment fabrication inhouse conforming to global standards of quality. This Critical Reactor is built to precision tolerances considering the exposure to severe corrosive atmosphere and dynamic loading during service.

This order marks opening of multiple avenues for L&T Heavy Engineering for critical Titanium Clad Reactors in both Domestic and Global markets.

L&T Heavy Engineering is among the top 3 global heavy equipment fabricators. Its strengths include in-house design and engineering, state-of-the-art fully integrated fabrication facilities, R&D Centres and experienced project teams.

The company custom-designs, fabricates and integrates engineered-to-order critical equipment and piping solutions for core process plant sector (Refinery, Fertilizer, Petrochemicals) and Nuclear Power industries. Dedicated Engineering, Procurement, Project Management and Construction teams of our Modification, Revamp and Upgrade (MRU) business offer technology-driven, quick turnaround solutions for Process Plants.

Source: L&T

Bapco Awards the Largest Catalyst Management Agreement in its History to ART for its Resid Hydrocracking Catalyst

Advanced Refining Technologies LLC (ART), the joint venture of US specialty chemicals and materials company W. R. Grace & Co. and US energy company Chevron has announced the award of an FCM agreement by state-owned Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco). The exclusive, 5-year agreement, which includes an option to renew for an additional five years, is valued at USD 240 million, the largest catalyst management agreement ever signed in Bapco’s history. 

As part of the BMP, Bapco will boost Bahrain’s oil refinery processing capacity from 267,000 (b/d) to 380,000 (b/d). In addition ART will supply its Resid Hydrocracking catalyst technology for a wide variety of feedstocks to maximize bottom of the barrel upgrading. The technology is the industry-leading catalyst for metals capacity and sediment control. In addition, ART will provide FCM services for the reclamation of metals from spent catalysts.

The signing ceremony took place on 11 August 2021 at Bapco Club in Awali, in the presence of Bapco’s Chairman and Chief Executive, and senior management and representatives from Bapco, ART, and CLG.

Bapco’s Chairman and Chief Executive Dr. Dawood Nassif highlighted the significance of the deal. “Our new hydrocracking unit will convert 78% of the vacuum residue feed into intermediate products, which will then be further processed into high margin kerosene and diesel. A key component is catalyst performance and management, and the unique agreement signed with ART, who will be responsible for the total supply chain of catalyst from cradle to cradle. This agreement has taken over 18 months to develop and negotiate, and I thank all the parties involved in making this a success.”

Jag Reddy, Managing Director of ART, said, “This award is significant. It demonstrates the superiority of our catalyst technology and our ability to provide value through unmatched global support and technical services. I want to thank Bapco for their vote of confidence.” He added, “They will benefit tremendously over the life of this agreement through maximum conversion, lower operating costs, reliability, and longer run lengths. Most importantly, Bapco will free up valuable time and resources.”

When fully operational in 2023, the new Resid Hydrocracking unit known as 1RHCU will be the main profit centre for the Bapco Refinery. 1RHCU utilizes LC-FINING process technology licensed from Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a joint venture between Chevron and Lummus Technology. The unit is a two-train design with a processing capacity of 65,000 barrels per day. Bapco’s application of this state-of-the-art technology will be the first within the Middle East. Less than a dozen of these units exist globally, and the Bapco unit will be one of the largest examples.

Source: ART

KBR Awarded Ethylene Technology Contract by Hyundai Engineering and Técnicas Reunidas for PKN ORLEN Olefins Complex

KBR has announced that it has been awarded a technology licensing contract by Hyundai Engineering and Técnicas Reunidas for PKN ORLEN’s Petrochemical Development Program in Plock, Poland.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide technology license, basic engineering design, and proprietary equipment for its leading ethylene technology, Selective Cracking Optimum Recovery (SCORE™), for PKN ORLEN’s Olefins Complex III Project. This is Europe’s largest petrochemical project in 20 years.

“KBR is privileged to be selected as the ethylene technology licensor for this ambitious project and contribute to PKN ORLEN’s growth and sustainability objectives,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “SCORE continues to lead the industry in delivering the highest yields and operational flexibility, while minimizing the carbon footprint.”

KBR has been a leader in olefins technology development, plant design for over 50 years. We have licensed more than 100 grassroot ethylene plants utilizing our cost-effective and energy-efficient cracking technologies to produce ethylene, propylene and other valuable byproducts from a variety of feedstocks.

Source: KBR

Baker Hughes to Deliver Subsea Compression Manifold for Chevron Subsea Compression Project

Baker Hughes, a global energy technology company, has been awarded a contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to deliver subsea compression manifold technology for the Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) Project.

Driven by Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect early engagement approach, Baker Hughes will provide Chevron with a subsea compression manifold structure (SCMS) including module and foundation, as well as the latest optimized version of its horizontal clamp connector system and subsea controls for the manifold structure.

“We continue to transform the core of our subsea business by delivering reliable life-of-field solutions designed to drive efficiency and productivity,” said Graham Gillies, vice president of Asia Pacific at Baker Hughes. “Our Subsea Connect business model has enabled early engagement, allowing us to combine the best of our technology with engineering and project management localization.”

Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect business model seamlessly brings together life-of-field expertise and technical capability, enabling customers to accelerate time to production, reduce total cost of ownership and maximize recovery over the life of the project.

The Jansz-Io gas field is located around 200 kilometers offshore the north-western coast of Western Australia, at water depths of approximately 1,400 meters. The Jansz-Io field is a part of the Chevron-operated Gorgon natural gas facility, one of the world’s largest natural gas developments. Baker Hughes has previously provided 23 subsea trees, 12 subsea manifolds, 45 subsea structures and a subsea production control system for the Gorgon natural gas facility.

The Chevron-operated Gorgon natural gas facility is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3%), ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%) and JERA (0.417%).

Source: Baker Hughes

McDermott Awarded Additional EPCC Project for Barauni Refinery Expansion

McDermott International, Ltd announced a contract award for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a new naptha hydrotreating unit and a new isomerization unit with associated facilities for the Barauni Refinery Expansion Project in Bihar, India, for Indian Oil Corporation Limited.

“We welcome the opportunity to work on the expansion of the Barauni Refinery,” said Mahesh Swaminathan, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. “Evolving the configuration will maximize output, ensure compliance with stringent emissions and quality standards and help meet the increasing energy requirements of India’s domestic market.”

The units treat heavy naptha streams by removing sulphur, nitrogen and metal compounds to produce Bharat Stage-6 compliant gasoline. Bharat Stage-6 compliance produces a cleaner fuel to meet high emissions standards.

“This is our second award for the Barauni Refinery Expansion Project, which will bring great synergies for the scopes throughout project execution,” said Neeraj Agrawal, McDermott’s Country Manager, India. “McDermott supports the Make in India initiative with our local engineering and project execution capability and we look forward to applying this expertise to these projects.”

The project will be executed from McDermott’s Gurgaon office in India with support from teams in Perth, Australia, and Brno, Czech Republic. The scope includes project management, residual process design, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, inspection, transportation, installation, construction and all processes through to mechanical completion and commissioning. The work will commence in the third quarter of 2021.

Source: McDermott International

Wood has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver specialist engineering solutions at a major oilfield in Iraq

Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver specialist engineering solutions at a major oilfield in Iraq.

With a focus on operational excellence to increase production efficiency and drive down costs, Wood will improve day-to-day operations of the oilfield’s producing assets and supporting facilities, while continuing to invest in local talent development programmes and exploring opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Craig Shanaghey, Wood’s President of Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “We are delighted to strengthen and grow our foothold in Iraq with the award of this new contract.

“Building on our already strong delivery performance locally, we will be laser-focused on continuing to develop our in-country teams and ensuring the continued high performance of the oilfield.

“This contract strengthens Wood’s position as a leading engineering partner for conventional energy operations in the Middle East region.”

The contract will be delivered by Wood’s in-country teams in Basra, Iraq, supported by the company’s engineering office in Dubai.

Source: Wood

Doosan Heavy Wins KRW 610bn Contract to Build Four Storage Tanks for Dangjin LNG Terminal Phase 1 Project

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on July 30th that it had signed a contract with Korea Gas Corporation to build four LNG storage tanks for the Dangjin LNG Terminal Phase 1 project. The contract is valued to be approximately 610 billion won.

The project, which is being pursued to promote a stable supply of LNG in South Korea, involves constructing a LNG terminal on the 890,000㎡-sized grounds of the Seokmun Industrial Complex in Dangjin of South Chungcheong Province. The storage tanks are to be built above-ground and there will be a total of four 270,000㎘ LNG tanks, the largest-to-date in South Korea, and auxiliary equipment such as cryogenic pumps, being supplied for the project. Construction will commence this coming August and is slated to be completed by December 2025.
* Above-Ground Construction: a construction method that is used to build LNG tanks on the ground surface, one that is known to facilitate the operation and access to tanks.

Doosan Heavy formed a consortium with Kuil Construction, a local construction company, to participate in the competitive bid, from which they ultimately emerged as the winner. Doosan will be shouldering 90% of the consortium obligations, while Kuil Construction will be taking on 10%.

“According to the ‘14th Long-Term Natural Gas Supply & Demand Plan,’ South Korea’s LNG demand is forecast to rise from 46 million tons in 2021 to 53 million tons by 2034,” said Inwon Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Plant EPC Business Group. He added, “As we expect that the demand for LNG storage tanks will also rise accordingly, we will endeavor to win more orders in this area.”

Starting with the order for the Incheon LNG terminal storage tank units 11 and 12 which the company won in 1997, Doosan Heavy has successively won orders for a total of nine LNG storage tanks, including the order for Pyeongtaek LNG storage tank units 18 and 19 which was won in 2007, the Tongyeong LNG storage tank units 15 and 16 and the Samcheok LNG storage tank units 5 to 7.

Source: Doosan

Maire Tecnimont Group awarded €130 MN petrochemical contract by Kazanorgsintez PJSC in the Russian Federation

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries Tecnimont Planung & Industrieanlagenbau GmbH and MT Russia LLC have been awarded by Kazanorgsintez PJSC (KOS) an EP contract (Engineering and Procurement) for the execution of a Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)/ Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) plant, to be implemented inside the existing KOS facilities, located in Kazan, in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation).

KOS is one of the largest producers of polyethylene in the Russian Federation, supplying its products to 36 countries worldwide. The contract signing ceremony was held in Maire Tecnimont Group’s Milan headquarters and attended by KOS General Director Farid Minigulov and Maire Tecnimont Group CEO Pierroberto Folgiero, together with several top executives of both companies.  

The overall EP contract value is approximately €130 million. The contract is under a Lump Sum scheme for the Engineering and Procurement Services and under a Reimbursable scheme for the Equipment and Material supply. The scope of the project includes the implementation of a new LDPE/EVA Plant with a capacity of 100,000 tons per year. The Project will be mainly aimed at expanding the production capacity of polyolefins, and its completion is expected within about 40 months from the contract signing date. 

The portion of the scope of work in the Russian Federation will be performed by MT Russia in its Moscow engineering centre, where Maire Tecnimont Group employs about 200 specialists currently involved in several ongoing Russian projects. MT Russia represents therefore an asset within the Group’s network, with a well-established reputation as a provider of added value services to the Russian market. Tecnimont Planung & Industrieanlagenbau is Tecnimont’s German engineering subsidiary located in Braunschweig, highly specialized in the design of LDPE plants.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

McDermott Awarded FEED Contract for Waste Tire Recycling Project

McDermott International, Ltd announced it has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract from the Michelin Group in France for an innovative waste tire technology enabling large-scale production of recycled carbon black—a key ingredient in advancing the next generation of sustainable tires. This award follows a similar FEED announcement in April, which is focusing on the production of regenerated styrene to make synthetic rubber for tires.

Incorporating Scandinavian Enviro Systems’ licensed pyrolysis process, a technology that separates bulky waste into raw materials for repeated production, the implementation of this waste-to-value solution further advances Michelin’s commitment to building a circular economy and increasing the demand—and availability—of sustainable materials.

“The Michelin Group is pioneering advancements in waste recycling technology and has once again selected McDermott to help advance the next generation of sustainable tires,” said Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This latest contract award strengthens our shared vision for a more sustainable future and solidifies our long-standing relationship.”

McDermott has worked with Michelin since 2008 at varying stages of production, from design to start up.

“With a focus on new energy opportunities and more sustainable industrial processes, we are harnessing our extensive engineering and project delivery expertise to support Michelin’s vision for a sustainable future,” said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa.

The project will be executed from McDermott’s office in Brno, Czech Republic. Work will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in first quarter 2022.

Source: McDermott International

Fluor Selected for Sea Port Next Generation Multiple-Award Contract

Fluor Corporation announced that the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command selected the company for a 7½-year position on the SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort NxG) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract.

Fluor Selected for SeaPort Next Generation Multiple-Award Contract.

SeaPort NxG provides for engineering and program management services that span the entire spectrum of mission areas and technical capabilities supported by the Department of the Navy. As a company selected for a position on SeaPort NxG, Fluor is now eligible to compete for task orders across 23 functional areas including engineering, financial management and program management. The government estimates services procured through the task orders will total approximately $5 billion annually.

“This award further positions Fluor in the professional and technical solutions space and allows the company to provide a wide range of innovative and value-added services for the Department of the Navy,” said Tom D’Agostino, group president of Fluor’s Mission Solutions business. “Fluor has a long history of supporting various Navy commands and the company looks forward to continuing its work through this contract.”

SeaPort Next Generation is the U.S. Navy’s electronic procurement portal designed to facilitate performance-based services acquisitions and leverage users’ buying power to enhance efficiency, improve business intelligence and reduce buying cycle times.

Source: Fluor Corporation

Hyundai E&C led consortium wins USD 428 Mil airport terminal deal in Peru

Hyundai E&C led consortium wins USD 428 Mil airport terminal deal in Peru
Last month, Hyundai E&C bagged ‘The construction of Main Works for Chinchero New Airport’ from Ministry of Transportation and Communication in Peru. Earlier this year Hyundai E&C has won ‘Site Preparation for the Chinchero International Airport’, which is its first order in Peru since the establishment of the company’s local branch in the country.
Hyundai E&C is a leader of J/V (Sinohydro, ICA, HV Contistas) which is consisted of international companies (35% of Hyundai E&C, approximately KRW 172.5 billion).
The new airport terminal construction project is to create an airport that can accommodate 5.7 million people annually in the city of Chincho, 15 kilometers northwest of Cusco, and expected to be the new gate for visitors to Machu Picchu, The world-renowned Incan site.

Source: Hyundai E&C