L&T wins Offshore Contract from ONGC

 L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited (LTHE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, has secured a Contract from Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for the seventh development phase of their Pipeline Replacement Projects (PRP-VII). 

The EPCIC contract involves Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning of ~ 350 kms subsea pipelines and related offshore works spread out across India’s west coast offshore fields of ONGC. 

This contract, awarded through international competitive bidding, reposes ONGC’s confidence in LTHE’s capabilities and commitment to support ONGC in strategic Oil & Gas Sector, and contribute to India’s energy security. 

Organized under Offshore, Onshore, Construction Services, Modular Fabrication and Advanced Value Engineering & Technology (AdVENT) verticals, LTHE offers integrated design-to-build solutions across the hydrocarbon sector to domestic and international customers. With over three decades of rich experience, the company has been setting global benchmarks in all aspects of project management, corporate governance, quality, HSE and operational excellence in the Hydrocarbon sector.

Source: L&T

TOYO Awarded Polypropylene Plant Project in Japan

Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO, President and CEO Haruo Nagamatsu) has been awarded a contract for a project to construct a polypropylene plant from Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. (Prime Polymer, President Kensuke Fujimoto). TOYO will carry out the EPC contract on a full turn-key basis that includes engineering, procurement, and construction.

This project completion contributes to
1.Producing high-performance polypropylene fulfilling the needs for weight saving and down gauging of the products & components.
2.Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by restructuring the plant configuration of Prime Polymer.

Responding to the social needs aspire all business entities to contribute on sustainability, the client awarded the contract to TOYO because of evaluation as an active partner from early stage for several years along with our rich experiences of petrochemical projects, execution ability of large-scale EPC projects and our proposal from the viewpoint of safety, cost, quality, delivery and environment.

TOYO will consistently work on contribution by Engineering for Sustainable Growth of the Global Community through solving our Materiality “Aim to realize an environmentally-friendly society”.

Source: Toyo Engineering

Maire Tecnimont awarded €1.1 billion EPC contract by Rosneft for the VGO Hydrocracking Complex at the Ryazan Refinery (Russian Federation)

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A and MT Russia LLC have signed an EPC contract with Rosneft for the implementation of the VGO Hydrocracking Complex at the Ryazan Refining Company’s (RORC) production site, 200 km South-East of Moscow. This contract follows the agreement signed by Maire Tecnimont and Rosneft and announced on 28th October 2021. 

The overall contract value is approximately €1.1 billion (Russian VAT excluded). The project is subject to financial closing as well as to the fulfilment of certain conditions, typical for this kind of transactions. Project total duration, expected to be typical for this kind of initiatives, will be defined and disclosed once such financial closing and the fulfilment of certain conditions are met. 

VGO stands for Vacuum Gas Oil, which is produced by vacuum distillation unit in a refinery plant. Rosneft’s subsidiary RORC is one of the largest Russian refineries by volume of refining and production output. 

The project’s scope of work entails a full range of works related to the design, supply of equipment and materials, construction, start-up and commissioning, and project finance services. Once completed, the VGO Hydrocracking Complex will have a capacity of 40,000 barrels per day serving the need of the local market according to the higher standard Class 5 regulation. The project will benefit from highly efficient technology and equipment with an automated control system to reduce the carbon footprint of the plant. 

A significant portion of the scope of work 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. Thanks to its well-established reputation as a provider of added value services to the Russian market, MT Russia represents therefore a strategic asset within the Group. 

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are excited to start this strategic relationship with a leading player such as Rosneft, supporting its vision for the development of the Region’s value chain through technological downstream initiatives. We will put our best-in-class engineering and technological expertise and our capability in managing complexity to ensure the maximum energy efficiency and best environmentally performing standards. As part of our business DNA, our entrepreneurial and proactive approach has enabled us to further consolidate our very strong track record in the Russian Federation”.  

Source: Maire Tecnimont

TechnipFMC Awarded Large EPCI Contract by Petrobras for Búzios 6 Field

TechnipFMC has been awarded a large(1) subsea Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract by Petrobras for its Búzios 6 field (module 7), a greenfield development in the pre-salt area.

The contract covers flexible and rigid pipe, umbilicals, pipeline end terminals, rigid jumpers, umbilical termination assemblies and a mooring system.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are excited to announce this award, which demonstrates the continuing strength of the subsea market in Brazil and our collaborative relationship with Petrobras. We used our deep understanding of the client’s needs to arrive at technological solutions developed specifically for the Buzios 6 field.”

The flexible pipe, umbilicals and subsea structures, as well as some of the rigid pipe, will be manufactured in Brazil using skills and competencies the Company has developed in-country, while minimizing the carbon footprint associated with transportation and installation. The project will also utilize our established and qualified Brazilian supply chain.

(1) For TechnipFMC, a “large” contract is between $500 million and $1 billion.

Source: TechnipFMC

Doosan Heavy Wins KRW 160 bn WtE Plant Project in Germany

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction’s recent winning of a waste-to-energy(WtE) plant project in Germany is helping to further solidify the company’s position in the European WtE market.

Doosan Lentjes, the German subsidiary of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, recently announced on January 24th that it had received the Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the Wiesbaden WtE Plant project, which is valued to be KRW 160 billion, from its client, MHKW Wiesbaden GmbH*.
* MHKW Wiesbaden GmbH: A joint venture company that was formed together by Knettenbrech+Guadulic (a German waste management company), ESWE (the Wiesbaden district heating corporation) and ENTEGA (a public power company in Darmstadt) for overseeing the operation of the Wiesbaden WtE plant.

Doosan Lentjes will be taking on the role of EPC contractor and as such, will be handling the WtE plant engineering, equipment supply and installation, as well as the commissioning process. The Wiesbaden WtE plant, which is slated to be built by 2024 in this central western city of Germany, will have the capacity to process 600 tons of municipal solid waste per day to produce 22MW worth of electricity and provide 40MW-scale district heating.

A WtE plant is a facility that converts the various types of combustible waste generated by industrial sites and households into energy through the gasification, incineration or pyrolysis process.  Not only can these WtE plants be used to supply heat and electricity, but they can also help with minimizing landfill waste, leading to less environmental pollution.  The order intake for WtE plants is on the rise particularly in Europe, where there is a growing need for replacement of old power plants and strict policies restricting waste landfills are in place.

“With tighter environmental standards being adopted for waste management in Europe, the WtE market is growing steadily in the region, as can be seen from how there has been around ten new WtE orders being placed annually over the past five years,” said Hongook Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Power Services Business Group.  He added, “As we forecast there will be around 80 new WtE plant orders being placed by 2025, we aim to use our existing track record to aggressively target the European WtE market.”

Doosan Lentjes has been successively winning numerous WtE contracts in Europe, such as the KRW 126 billion-worth Olsztyn WtE plant in Poland, which was won back in August 2020, the KRW 120 billion-worth Dinslaken WtE plant in Germany, which was won in October 2020, followed by the KRW 67 billion-worth Warsaw WtE plant in Poland, which was won in May 2021.

Source: Doosan

Wood has signed an agreement with Green Lithium to build and operate the UK’s first large-scale commercial lithium refinery

Wood has signed an agreement with Green Lithium, the mineral processing company, to be its Owner’s Engineer to build and operate the UK’s first large-scale commercial lithium refinery.

The partnership aims to fill the missing link in the electric vehicle supply chain, using a sustainable and low-carbon refining process, to connect Europe’s lithium battery and cell manufacturers with a secure supply of lithium hydroxide, produced from abundant international sources of raw lithium mineral ore.

The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe and will help to meet the growing demand for battery-grade lithium chemicals vital for the commercial viability of the European battery supply chain, the electric vehicle revolution and transition to net-zero.

Wood will draw on its experience of delivering lithium refineries in other territories, including Australia, and will ensure the engineering solutions meet the needs of a merchant refinery and help Green Lithium achieve its carbon net-zero ambitions.

Andy Hemingway, President of Energy, Innovation & Optimisation at Wood, said: “This landmark project will revolutionise the European supply chain for EV production and sustainable energy storage at this critical time in the energy transition. We’re looking forward to working with Green Lithium to support its development, as we continue to bring Wood’s global expertise to the fore in transforming the energy and transportation sectors for a low-carbon future.”

Sean Sargent, Chief Executive Officer, at Green Lithium said: “The appointment of an Owner’s Engineer is a crucial development for any major construction project, and we’re delighted that a firm with the experience, expertise and market standing of Wood will be fulfilling this important role for Green Lithium.

“This marks the latest milestone in the delivery of the UK’s first large-scale commercial lithium refinery, which will be a critical enabler for Europe’s electric vehicle and sustainable energy storage sectors as the continent transitions to net-zero.”

Source: Wood

TotalEnergies joins Masdar and Siemens Energy in initiative to drive green hydrogen development and produce sustainable aviation fuel’

Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, announced that TotalEnergies is adding its expertise in the energy sector to a Masdar-led initiative focused on green hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). 

Senior executives from Masdar, Siemens Energy and TotalEnergies signed a collaboration agreement on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2022, to act as co-developers for a demonstrator plant project, which will be established at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban development. The agreement was signed by Francois Good, Senior Vice President, Refining and Petrochemicals Africa Middle East and Asia at TotalEnergies, Dietmar Siersdorfer, Managing Director Middle East and UAE, Siemens Energy, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar.

Francois Good, Senior Vice President, Refining and Petrochemicals Africa Middle East and Asia at TotalEnergies, said, “We are very pleased to partner with Masdar and Siemens Energy to meet the challenge of decarbonizing air transport through sustainable aviation fuel from green hydrogen. In this project, TotalEnergies brings its expertise in renewables energy as well as SAF manufacturing and marketing advanced sustainable fuel production with the aim of acting directly on the carbon intensity of the energy products used by our customers. This is in-line with our strategy of building a multi-energy company with the ambition to get to net zero by 2050 together with society.” 

Dietmar Siersdorfer, Managing Director Middle East and UAE, Siemens Energy, said, “Green hydrogen has a vital role to play in the decarbonization of many industries, with the aviation sector presenting an excellent opportunity. With deep expertise in  electrolyzers and plant integration we understand that collaboration is vital to success. We’re excited to have a longstanding and strong partner such as TotalEnergies bring its expertise to help accelerate this landmark project.” 

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, said, “Today’s signing and the participation of TotalEnergies as a co-developer represents a significant step forward for this exciting project. The demonstrator plant will help to establish the commercial viability of green hydrogen as an essential decarbonized fuel of the future, and will support Abu Dhabi’s development as a green hydrogen hub. While the hydrogen market is still at a comparatively early stage, we firmly believe that by working together with international partners on projects such as this, we can help the hydrogen market develop its full potential and it will really take off in the years to come.” 

Masdar announced ahead of ADSW 2021 last year that it was collaborating with Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa Group, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Siemens Energy, and Marubeni Corporation on the demonstrator plant initiative. Having joined the initiative, the aim now is that TotalEnergies will offer its expertise in SAF production, offtake and supply the partner airlines . 

Since January 2021, the partners in the initiative have completed a range of evaluations on technology suppliers, feasibility studies and conceptual designs, while working closely with regulators on compliance issues. The aim is to proceed to the front end engineering design (FEED) stage later this year. 

By leveraging their respective areas of expertise across the energy spectrum, and their local and global market reach, the co-developers believe that the demonstrator project can pave the way to commercial production of SAF, helping to reduce production costs and making it commercially viable. 

Source: Masdar

Ocean Winds, an ENGIE JV, awarded new seabed rights for offshore wind in Scotland

ENGIE’s joint venture Ocean Winds, held 50/50 with EDPR and dedicated to offshore wind, has been awarded the rights to develop new offshore wind generation capacity in the outer Moray Firth in Scotland, as part of the ScotWind tender process run by Crown Estate Scotland (CES).

These rights apply on a 440 km2 site, designated “NE4” by Marine Scotland. This seabed will have a capacity to install around 1 GW. It is to be commissioned by the end of the decade, positioning Ocean Winds as a leader in the Scottish offshore wind market and actively contributing with around 2.9 GW to reach the UK’s 40 GW offshore target by 2030. The site output is expected to meet the needs of over 1 million average UK households.

The site has been named “Caledonia Offshore Wind Farm” by Ocean Winds. It lies in the outer Moray Firth, to the East of Scotland’s largest wind farm, the Moray East Offshore Wind farm (950 MW), developed by Ocean Winds and its partners, expected to enter commercial operation in early 2022, and Moray West (850 MW), currently under development.

Bids to develop this site were invited by the Scottish Government in summer 2021, as part of a competitive process to make new seabed areas available for electricity generation. It was the first time in a decade that new sites in Scottish waters had been made available for offshore wind in this way.

Commenting, Paulo ALMIRANTE, ENGIE Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Renewables, Energy Management and Nuclear Activities, said:

“We are very proud that our JV Ocean Winds, which is strongly committed to the development of the Scottish offshore wind industry since 2009, was successfully awarded today a new seabed area within the highly competitive ScotWind leasing tender. One specificity of this major project is the consideration being given to using part of the output for green hydrogen production. These two technologies, offshore wind and green hydrogen, are priorities for ENGIE. This is a new major success for Ocean Winds, after having secured a total 1.2 GW of Power Purchase Agreements in December through Mayflower Wind, (MA), USA.”

Source: ENGIE

Technip Energies and Arcadia eFuels join forces to build the world’s first eFuels plant at scale

Arcadia eFuels ApS has chosen Technip Energies Italy S.P.A as the FEED and EPC contractor for their first site.  Pre-engineering is underway and Arcadia and Technip Energies  intend to start FEED, front end engineering design, work in March 2022 and aim to reach FID, final investment decision, by end of 2022.  

Arcadia eFuels uses renewable electricity, water, and carbon dioxide to produce carbon neutral fuels that can be used in existing engines and existing infrastructure.  The first eFuels plant will produce approximately 55,000MT of eJet Fuel (eKerosene) and 25,000MT of eNaphtha, around 100 million liters.

The eJet fuel complies with the internationally accepted standard ASTM D7566, FT-SPK (Synthesized Paraffinic Kerosene) and can be blended up to 50% with conventional jet fuel for use as aviation fuel.  This fuel allows airlines to cut their carbon emissions proportionally and allow passengers to travel with less worry of the environmental impact.

The plant is planned for start-up of commercial operations by end of 2024.

Source: Arcadia eFuels

Worley has been awarded a services contract for the first two carbon capture units at Drax’s power station in North Yorkshire, UK.

The two carbon capture units are expected to capture around eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, strengthening Drax’s purpose to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. The carbon capture units will be integrated into two of the four existing biomass power generating units, which have a total capacity of 2,580 MW.

The carbon capture units will incorporate Drax’s negative-emissions technology, known as Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). BECCS combines renewable electricity generated from biomass and carbon capture storage to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere permanently. BECCS has been successfully piloted by Drax.

Under the contract, we’ll provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the project. The services will be executed by our team in the UK.

Upon final investment decision and selection by the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for the project to progress, we expect to negotiate the subsequent detailed engineering and build phases of the project with Drax.

This services contract follows the pre-FEED phase of the project, which we recently completed.

This strategic partnership with Drax demonstrates how we’re supporting our customers to adapt and decarbonize existing assets.

“As a global professional services company headquartered in Australia, we are pleased that Drax has engaged Worley in this important carbon capture project. Our partnership with Drax is one of the ways we’re helping our customers adapt existing assets and decarbonize industrial clusters, while also supporting our strategic focus on sustainability and delivering a more sustainable world,” said Chris Ashton, Chief Executive Officer of Worley.

Source: Worley

Maire Tecnimont awarded approx. €250 MN EPC contract by Covestro for a new aniline plant in Belgium

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has been awarded an Engineering,Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by Covestro for a new aniline plant in Antwerp, Belgium.

Covestro is one of the world’s leading polymer companies, focusing on the manufacturing of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative, sustainable solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. 

The project will realize a substantial additional aniline production capacity to the existing Covestro site in Antwerp. The project comprises all the necessary prerequisites to produce the final products, including raw materials, infrastructure, and product logistics.

The contract will be executed on a lump sum basis and has a value of approximately €250 million. The project’s mechanical completion is expected by 2024. The new unit will be based on state-of-the-art technologies aimed at ensuring the highest standards in terms of process safety and energy efficiency.

The Antwerp site is Covestro’s European hub for aniline, and benefits from attractive infrastructure and logistics with direct access to the necessary raw materials. Aniline is an important starting material for numerous chemical products including methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, which is used to produce rigid foam for thermal insulation in buildings and in the refrigeration chain, among other uses. 

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Technip Energies and SIBUR have signed a collaboration agreement to license a dedicated technology for the production of hexene-1 from ethylene

Hexene-1 is a comonomer of choice in the production of high-value specialty resins. The incorporation of hexene-1 allows for better end-product properties and contributes to a lower use of carbon for equivalent performance. This novel technology, operating at low pressure and temperatures, has been developed by SIBUR and will be licensed by Technip Energies.

Stan Knez, Chief Technology Officer, Technip Energies, stated “We are very proud to promote this technology which is simple and reliable. This specially developed technology delivers a high quality product, that may be dropped into existing polyethylene production facilities. SIBUR’s HEXSIB technology provides gains in carbon efficiency and opens up possibilities for bio-sourced plastics production from renewable carbon.” 

Daria Borisova, SIBUR Management Team Member, Managing Director of Development and Innovations, said: “The agreement with Technip Energies strengthens the engineering platform of SIBUR’s technology and gives us the opportunity to promote it through Technip Energies’ partner network. SIBUR is currently selecting a site within the group’s range of facilities for production of hexene-1 with the HEXSIB technology to satisfy its own and the market’s needs as the company expands its portfolio of high value grades and share of comonomers.”

Source: Technip Energies

Saipem: awarded two new offshore contracts in Australia and Guyana, for a total amount of 1.1 billion USD

Saipem has been awarded two new offshore contracts in Australia and Guyana, for a total amount of 1.1 billion USD.

Regarding the first contract, Saipem has received the Notice to Proceed (NTP) from Woodside, as Operator for and on behalf of the Scarborough Joint Venture, for a contract related to the Scarborough project. Saipem will complete the export trunkline coating and installation of the pipeline that will connect the Scarborough gas field with the onshore plant. 

The Scarborough gas resource is located in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia, and it will be developed through new offshore facilities connected by an approximately 430 km export trunkline with a 36”/32” diameter to a second LNG train (Pluto Train 2) at the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility. The development will be among the lowest carbon intensity sources of LNG globally. The first cargo is expected to be delivered in 2026.

The work assigned to Saipem is relevant to coating, transportation and installation of the trunkline, at a maximum water depth of 1,400 meters, including the fabrication and installation of the line structures and of the pipeline end termination in 950-meter water depth. Offshore operations are planned to start in mid-2023 and will be mainly conducted by the Castorone vessel.

The Scarborough Joint Venture comprises Woodside Energy Scarborough Pty Ltd (73.5%) and BHP Petroleum (Australia) Pty Ltd (26.5%). Woodside and BHP announced on 22 November 2021 that a final investment decision has been made by the Scarborough Joint Venture to proceed with the Scarborough Project.

The second contract has been assigned to Saipem by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, for the Yellowtail development project located in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana at a water depth of around 1,800 meters. 

Pending the necessary government authorizations and investment approval, the assignment of the contract allows the start of initial engineering and procurement activities necessary to proceed in accordance with the project program.

The contract relates to the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) of the Subsea Umbilicals, Risers & Flowlines (SURF). 
Yellowtail is intended to be a greenfield development project encompassing subsea drilling centres, (each equipped with separate oil production, water injection and gas injection wells), linked to a new FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit).

Saipem’s flagship vessel FDS2 will conduct the offshore operations while Saipem’s fabrication facility in Guyana will build the deepwater structural elements. 
Francesco Caio, CEO and General Manager of Saipem, commented: “The award of these contracts represents a significant confirmation of the trust of our clients in Saipem’s ability to execute complex offshore projects worldwide. The Scarborough project will be mainly conducted by the Castorone vessel, our versatile and state-of-the-art asset, representative of the innovative and world-class offer which Saipem is able to provide the market. The recently opened Saipem fabrication facility in Georgetown will be involved in the execution of the Yellowtail project, ensuring a positive and tangible impact on the country”.

Source: Saipem

McDermott Awarded Mega EPCI Projects by QatarEnergy

McDermott International continues its winning streak in the Middle East with a mega offshore contract from QatarEnergy, a long standing key customer, to deliver engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for the North Field East (NFE) Topsides and the North Field East (NFE) Offshore Pipelines and Subsea Cables projects, with an option included to also award the North Field South (NFS) Offshore Topsides—representing one of the largest single contracts McDermott has been awarded in its company history.

McDermott has decades of experience delivering world-class EPCI projects in Qatar, a historically strategic market. The project will be managed and engineered from the McDermott Doha office with significant fabrication taking place at QFAB, the McDermott-Nakilat joint venture fabrication yard in Qatar, building end-to-end execution capability in Qatar and significantly enhancing the localization Program.

“We are very pleased to be awarded this strategic project by QatarEnergy—it’s a perfect example of McDermott’s Offshore shallow water strategy using our FEED (front-end design) expertise to develop an optimized design one, build many concept for offshore structures followed through with strong in-house engineering, supply chain management and utilization of our proven fabrication facilities and marine pipelay assets, all using our industry leading GeminiXD digital project delivery tools,” said Samik Mukherjee, McDermott’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “As part of the NFE LNG complex, the offshore facilities are an essential contributor toward the energy transition goals of COP-26. In line with McDermott’s overarching sustainability commitments, we will continue to use our digital carbon footprint tool, ArborXD, to monitor and proactively manage GHG emissions during the project. The structures delivered from our yard in Batam will be the first to be fabricated there following our recent commitment to import a low-carbon or renewable power into the facility.”

“For McDermott, this contract shows that we are back stronger than ever and our key customers have confidence in our ability to deliver strategically significant energy infrastructure,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Our technology, fabrication-driven approach, along with our involvement in this specific offshore development, which began with the front-end engineering design—make us the ideal partner to provide QatarEnergy with the confidence and assurance required to execute a project of such complexity and magnitude.”

The NFE development will provide feed gas into the four new LNG Trains currently under construction and, together, with the NFS infrastructure, which will provide feed gas for the future additional two LNG trains, will enable an increase in total LNG production in Qatar from 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 126 MTPA.

The scope of the contract includes the fabrication and installation of eight wellhead topsides (WHT) for NFE and a further five WHT for NFS. The significant subsea pipeline scope includes over 300 miles (500 kilometers) of pipelines and, in addition, McDermott will install over 140 miles (225 kilometers) of 33kV subsea cables and associated works. For the first time, four of these WHT, plus all subsea infrastructure, will be fabricated in QFAB, improving the in-country execution platform to support future energy developments. The remaining fabrication will be done in collaboration with McDermott’s facility in Batam, Indonesia.

Source: McDermott

L&T Construction Awarded contract for its Heavy Civil Infrastructure Business

The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro has secured an order from the esteemed National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), to design and construct Package No. – MAHSR-C-5 of the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, the first High Speed Rail corridor being implemented in the country.

The major scope of work for the project comprises design & construction of Civil and Building works for a double line high speed railway of a length of 8.198 Km (Chainage 373.700 to Chainage 401.898). The scope also includes the major station of Vadodara, Confirmation Car Base, Viaduct and Bridges, Crossing Bridges, Architectural, MEP and other associated works.

The project alignment passes through Vadodara, Gujarat and the project is scheduled to be completed within 49 months.

L&T is already executing two other packages (MAHSR – C-4 and MAHSR C-6) of the high-speed corridor and takes pride in being associated with this prestigious project.

Over the years, L&T has significantly enhanced its capability to build faster, and reliable mass transit systems and this project is in line with its strategic goals.

Source: L&T

G2 Net-Zero Awards McDermott FEED Contract for a Zero Emissions NET Power Plant

G2 Net-Zero CEO Angele Davis announced the award of a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the development of its net-zero power generation plant in Southwest Louisiana to McDermott International.

“We executed an intensive and exhaustive search to find the right provider and all roads led to McDermott,” said Davis. “Their proven project execution model, unparalleled expertise, industry-leading safety record and technical standards will help propel G2 toward profitable on-schedule production of our much-anticipated net-zero emission products. The world is telling us they want and need our products today—not 20 years from now—and we’ve promised to deliver. McDermott has a long record of providing exactly the skills, experience and innovation necessary to bring G2’s vision to market.”

G2 Net-Zero, a venture of Chas Roemer Innovations, is a Louisiana-based company that will use breakthrough technology developed by NET Power to provide emission-free electricity, liquefied natural gas and industrial by-products like blue ammonia, argon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen to a world hungry for clean energy solutions.

“We welcome the opportunity to progress towards a carbon-neutral future driven by clean, sustainable and affordable energy with G2,” said Samik Mukherjee, McDermott Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This award is another example of our integrated approach, strategic resources and expertise with breakthrough technology to advance the energy transition and quickly deliver carbon-neutral products.”

McDermott is a leading fully-integrated provider of technology and infrastructure to the global energy industry with more than 100 years of offshore and onshore experience in engineering, fabrication and construction capabilities that extend across the upstream and downstream energy value chain. Work will begin January 2022 and is expected to be completed in nine months.

“We are pleased to see G2 Net-Zero engaging the services of the much-respected McDermott to execute the project’s FEED. McDermott’s long history of tailored, fine-tuned project management assures G2’s ability to expediently deploy our NET Power technology and get their suite of net-zero products swiftly out into a world eagerly waiting for clean energy options,” said Ron DeGregorio, NET Power CEO.

Davis continued, “All three of our organizations are dedicated to applying their strategic talents, their industry expertise and American ingenuity in advancement of the energy evolution.  We’re excited to be working with companies headed by leadership who understand and support G2’s vision.”

Source: McDermott

L&T Construction Awarded contracts for its Water & Effluent Treatment Business

The Water & Effluent Treatment Business of L&T construction has secured a slew of orders from various prestigious clients.

The Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, Punjab has awarded two EPC orders for the Bulk Supply of Treated Water to 10 lakh people across 412 villages and 15 dhanies in the Fazilka and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on a DBOT (Design Build Operate Transfer) basis.

The aggregate scope of work comprises Design & Construction of raw water intake systems, storage & sedimentation tanks, water treatment plants of a total capacity of 114 MLD, clear water reservoirs with pumphouse, supply & laying of transmission pipelines, and associated Electromechanical & Instrumentation works.  The project also involves automation works that include measurement of inflow & outflow water quantity and quality through suitable SCADA & other instrumentation works.

Previously, the business commissioned the Moga Water Supply Project for the same client.

The Department of Water Resources, Government of Odisha has given a repeat EPC order to execute the Under Ground Pipeline Irrigation System for the Rengali Right Irrigation Project (Phase-I).

Under the project, water for irrigation to 24,063 Ha. of Culturable Command Area (CCA) and 26,334 Ha. of Command Area Development (CAD) is envisaged for the Dhenkanal and Cuttack districts of Odisha by way of gravity flow taken from the Rengali Right Bank Canal and its distributaries. The scope includes survey, design, procurement, construction and installing of DI, HDPE & PSC pipelines of various diameters and pipeline distribution networks with all allied works.

In addition to these, the Business has also secured add-on orders from the Uttar Pradesh State Water & Sanitation Mission to implement various rural water supply projects under the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide Functional House Tap Connection (FHTC) in the state.

The Business is already executing water supply schemes in the districts of Mahoba, Banda, Chitrakhoot, Gonda, Varanasi, Sonbhadra, Balrampur and Shravasti for the same client.

Source: L&T

ADNOC announced the award of a $946 million (AED3.47 billion) EPC contract for the strategic long-term development of its Umm Shaif field

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the award of a $946 million (AED3.47 billion) Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for the strategic long-term development of its Umm Shaif field. The investment supports ADNOC’s oil production capacity plans of five million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030 while ensuring energy security for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and partners around the world.

The ‘Long-Term Development Plan – Phase 1’ (LTDP-1) EPC contract was awarded by ADNOC Offshore to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) after a competitive tender process. The scope of the award covers engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning activities required to maintain Umm Shaif’s 275,000 barrels per day (mbd) crude oil production capacity, increase efficiencies and enhance the field’s long-term potential. 

Significantly, over 75% of the total award value will flow back into the UAE economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program, ensuring that more economic value remains in the country from the contracts it awards. This reinforces ADNOC’s commitment to the UAE’s ‘Principles of the 50’, the economic blueprint for sustainable growth announced by the UAE’s leadership in 2021.

Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director, said: “This important award for the long-term development of ADNOC’s pioneer offshore Umm Shaif field will maximize efficiencies while maintaining future output and supporting ADNOC’s strategic objective of five million barrels of oil production capacity a day by 2030. In addition, the development plan for Umm Shaif underpins ADNOC’s commitment to maintain its position as a leading low-cost oil producer and strengthens our role as a reliable energy provider to customers around the world. 

“We are pleased to be collaborating again with NPCC as a contractor bringing leading expertise and advanced technologies along with a proven industry track record. Importantly, the very high In-Country Value generated from this contract award will stimulate new business opportunities for the private sector and, in line with the directives of the UAE’s wise Leadership, support the UAE’s economic growth as we look to our next 50 years.” 

The EPC contract, which is due to be completed in 2025, comprises two packages for network expansion and new well-head towers. The first package includes modifications and extension of existing facilities with installation of new subsea cables and pipelines for debottlenecking. The second package includes the design of three lean well-head towers with associated new pipelines. The contract incorporates ‘fit for the future’ technology including rigless electrical submersible pumps (ESP) and other digital field technologies, which will increase efficiencies while maintaining current production capacity.

Ahmad Saqer Al Suwaidi, CEO of ADNOC Offshore, said: “This contract is an important contributor to ADNOC Offshore’s plans as we build our production capacity to over 2 million barrels a day in the coming years in support of ADNOC’s smart growth strategy. The award follows a highly competitive bid process, which included a rigorous assessment of how much of the contract value would support the growth and diversification of the UAE’s economy through ADNOC’s ICV Program.” 

Umm Shaif is ADNOC’s most historic offshore asset. 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the UAE’s first oil export of Umm Shaif crude oil (July 1962). Continuing investment and development at Umm Shaif ensures responsible maximization of profitability, enabling greater value for the UAE, ADNOC and its partners.  

Source: ADNOC

QatarEnergy awards EPCI contract for North Field Expansion Project to McDermott

QatarEnergy awards EPCI contract for North Field Expansion Project offshore facilities and pipelines

QatarEnergy announced the awarding of a major Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) Contract for the offshore scope of its North Field Expansion Project to McDermott Middle East Inc.

The expansion project will increase the State of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 126 MTPA, through the North Field East (NFE) and North Field South (NFS) expansion projects, with first LNG expected in 2025.

The scope for the awarded contract includes 13 normally unmanned wellhead platforms topsides (eight for NFE and five for NFS), in addition to various connecting pipelines and the shore approaches for the NFE pipelines, beach valve stations and buildings. The jackets and the pipelines for the NFS Project will be subject to a separate tender which is expected to be awarded in the first half of 2022.

Commenting on the occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President & CEO of QatarEnergy said: “The award of this major EPCI contract is a momentous milestone that demonstrates QatarEnergy’s commitment to delivering our LNG expansion projects on time and to ensure the significant additional global LNG demand is catered for in a timely manner. This contract also reinforces our excellent relationship with McDermott. We are confident that the effective collaboration between QatarEnergy, Qatargas and McDermott will result in the safe and successful delivery of the project according to plan.”

His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi added: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, the CEO of Qatargas, and to both the Qatargas and QatarEnergy teams for their significant efforts and contributions that resulted in the successful and timely execution of this contract.”

Qatargas, which has a proven history of delivering such major projects, has been entrusted with executing this mega project on behalf of QatarEnergy.

Source: QatarEnergy