Hitachi Energy Awarded NEOM’s First Phase of HVDC Project

Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader advancing a sustainable energy future for all, has signed agreements under the supervision and management of the Ministry of Energy with the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and with ENOWA. The agreements include the supply of three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems to end customer ENOWA, the utility company for NEOM in Northwest Saudi Arabia. Built with sustainability in mind, NEOM is among Saudi Arabia’s Giga-Projects1 reshaping the future of development. The three HVDC links will have a total power capacity of up to 9 gigawatts (GW). 

The agreements include an order from ENOWA’s engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) partner, the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) awarded to Hitachi Energy and its consortium partner, Saudi Services for Electro Mechanical Works (SSEM), to provide one of the world’s first 3 GW, 525 kilovolt (kV) HVDC Light® transmission system connecting Oxagon, NEOM’s regional development, with the larger Yanbu area more than 650 kilometers away in Western Saudi Arabia. 

Hitachi Energy’s scope of supply includes design, engineering, procurement of HVDC technology and commissioning of the HVDC Light converter stations. Whilst SSEM – a leading Saudi EPC specialized in power, water and industrial projects – will design and supply the AC equipment portion and perform the construction and the installation. The converter stations convert the power from AC to DC then back to AC for integration into the receiving grid. The converters will be sourced by and supplied to Saudi Electricity Company, who were contracted in 2022 by ENOWA to act as their EPCM to build this first HVDC system for NEOM.

Further to this, Hitachi Energy and ENOWA have signed an early works and capacity reservation agreement for two additional HVDC projects, each rated up to 3 GW. Under this agreement, both companies commit to having the resources and capacity necessary to implement these two HVDC systems. As part of a new scalable and modular regional network design that is targeted to seamlessly integrate future renewables and energy storage technologies in the NEOM Energy System, making it unique in terms of size and complexity. The co-operation will also explore opportunities to develop local competencies in the Kingdom, including ways to sustainably assemble the necessary HVDC Light components locally.

“We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with ENOWA and Saudi Electricity Company in order to power one of the most visionary development projects of all time,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “As the world progresses towards a more sustainable future, our expertise and HVDC technologies are true enablers of the electrification of the global energy system and the transition to renewables.”

“By securing the first capacities for such an important part of our future grid in only one year since the decision to use this technology, we show ENOWA’s commitment to supporting Saudi Vision 2030 in collaboration with Saudi Electricity Company and Hitachi Energy,” said Thorsten Schwarz, Executive Director of Grid Technology & Projects, Energy of ENOWA.  

ENOWA, NEOM’s energy and water company, produces and delivers clean and sustainable energy for industrial and commercial applications. The company benefits from NEOM’s greenfield site and strategic location in the northwestern part of Saudi Arabia, with abundant solar and wind resources. ENOWA will act as a catalyst and incubator for developing new, sustainable energy and water businesses while creating a robust economic sector regionally. 

ENOWA seeks by its commitment to renewable energy and efficient water management, to become a global reference for industry leaders and setting a benchmark for sustainable economic circular systems around the world. Formed in 2022, ENOWA is the principal shareholder in the world’s largest green hydrogen production plant set to be commissioned in 2026 and will enable NEOM to be a global green hydrogen hub.

NEOM will be powered by 100 percent clean energy, through renewable solar, wind, and green hydrogen-based energy. The region is designed to be a blueprint for sustainable urban living with minimal impact on the environment and enhanced livability.

Source: Hitachi Energy

TechnipFMC Awarded Significant iEPCI Contract by Shell for the Dover Development

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (iEPCI) contract by Shell plc for its Dover development in the Gulf of Mexico.

TechnipFMC will supply the subsea tree systems in addition to the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the umbilical, riser, and flowline systems.

The Dover development will tie back to the Appomattox platform, where TechnipFMC previously supplied and installed the subsea production systems.

Jonathan Landes, President, of Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “Dover represents a continuation of our decades-long relationship with Shell. We look forward to helping extend production in this prolific basin.”

Source: TechnipFMC

McDermott Awarded PMC Contract From IOCL

McDermott has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract from India Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the Maleic Anhydride (MAH) unit at the Panipat Refinery and Petrochemical Complex, located 62 miles (100 kilometers) from New Delhi, India.

McDermott’s scope includes project management and consultancy services for the unit, including front-end engineering design (FEED), review of engineering activities, construction supervision services, assistance in start-up, pre-commissioning, commissioning, performance guarantee test run, and project closure. 

McDermott has a long-standing relationship with IOCL and is currently executing three large-scale projects at their Barauni and Haldia refineries,” said Vaseem Khan, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Onshore. “Our unrivaled project management and execution capabilities, combined with our decades of experience in India, uniquely position us to successfully execute this project.”

This is India’s first mega-scale MAH plant to manufacture chemical products. MAH is used to make specialty products like polyester resins, surface coating plasticizers, agrochemicals, and lubricant additives. Other chemicals that will be produced from the plant include Tetra Hydro Furan (THF), which is widely used in adhesives and vinyl film, and Butanediol (BDO), which is used in engineering-grade plastic and biodegradable fibers. Work on the project will be executed from McDermott’s Center of Excellence in Gurugram, India.

Source: McDermott 

Orascom Construction & Metito Consortium awarded a $2.4 Billion Large Scale Water Project in UAE

A consortium of Orascom Construction and Metito will, together with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company PJSC (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), develop, own, and operate a large-scale seawater treatment and water transportation project worth up to $2.4 billion in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Orascom Construction is the consortium leader.

The greenfield project will be funded through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) on a build, own, operate, and transfer (BOOT) model for 30 years. ADNOC and TAQA will jointly hold a 51% stake in the SPV, and Orascom Construction and Metito will own 49% (24.5% each).

The mega project will comprise a greenfield seawater nanofiltration plant with a treatment capacity of more than 110 million imperial gallons per day (500,000 m3/day) in addition to seawater intake and outfall facilities, pumping stations, a water transmission pipeline of approximately 75km, and an in-field distribution network of more than 230km to support reservoir pressure maintenance in the Bab and Bu Hasa fields in Abu Dhabi.

The project will replace the current aquifer water injection systems used for maintaining reservoir pressure in ADNOC’s onshore oil fields, thereby ensuring sustainable water supply for ADNOC’s onshore operations while preserving the UAE’s natural aquifer resources. The project will also enhance energy efficiency by up to 30% and reduce ADNOC’s environmental footprint compared to the current injection system.

Osama Bishai, CEO of Orascom Construction, commented, “We are proud to partner with ADNOC and TAQA to deliver a project that is key to the sustainable development of the UAE’s oil and gas sector. We started our focus on important water projects over a decade ago and have since played a major role in undertaking some of the most complex projects in this sector. We are also very pleased to strengthen our presence in the UAE as we continue to target strategic projects in the region across sectors in which we have developed strong expertise. This project also plays a key role in our growth strategy to pursue infrastructure investments that provide both construction opportunities and long-term recurring income.”

Rami Ghandour, Metito Managing Director, emphasized, “The UAE established its name as the leader for knowledge-based, future-focused economic strategies and a leader in combating climate change and promoting water positivity.  Being a global hub for innovations and sustainable practices, this mega project is testament of how capitalizing on technology can revolutionize industry norms and practices to best preserve valuable water resources and the environment. Over the years Metito has built a strategic project portfolio of mega concession projects and iconic world and industry firsts and we are confident this will be a landmark project and a global milestone. We are honoured to be part of this.”

Source: Orascom Construction

Subsea7 confirms major EPCI contract offshore Türkiye

Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed the award of a major contract by Turkish Petroleum for the second phase of the Sakarya field development offshore Türkiye in the Black Sea.

The award for this two-phase subsea development. The first phase has been recorded in the backlog in the second quarter of 2023 and the second phase, expected in 2024, remains subject to sanction by the client. 

The contract is awarded to a consortium including Subsea7 and its partner in Subsea Integration Alliance, OneSubsea®2, as well as SLB and Saipem. The integrated project scope of the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract will cover the subsurface solutions including subsea production systems (SPS), subsea umbilicals and flowlines (SURF).   

The scope of work to be executed by Subsea7 comprises the EPCI of approximately 37 kilometres of infield flowlines, 47 kilometres of control umbilicals and associated subsea equipment in water depths of 2,000 metres.  The contract also includes additional FEED studies and options to further extend the scope of work.

Project management and engineering will be managed from the Subsea7 office in Istanbul, Türkiye and offshore activities are expected between Q2 2025 and Q3 2025, with optional scope between Q4 2026 and Q4 2027 subject to a final investment decision by the client.

Franck Louvety, Africa, Middle East & Caspian Vice President said: “Through the close collaboration of Subsea7, OneSubsea® and Turkish Petroleum, the first gas from Sakarya Phase 1 was delivered just 30 months after discovery. Subsea7 looks forward to extending this relationship for Phase 2 and continuing our contribution to the development of the energy industry in Türkiye.”

Source: Subsea 7 

Técnicas Reunidas signs relevant contract to develop a zero-carbon nitrogen fertilizer plant in the USA

Técnicas Reunidas (TR) has signed a contract with the green fertilizer company Atlas Agro (AA) for the development of a zero-carbon fertilizer plant, Pacific Green Fertilizer (PGF), in the Northwest of the United States, close to Richland, a city in Benton County (Washington).

TR and AA have already worked together in the previous stage, the Feasibility Phase of the PGF Plant.

The current contract includes the execution of the FEED as well as the investment estimation in the form of an “open book” (FEED-OBE Contract), for 9 million USD. Once the FEED phase is complete and all approvals have been received, Técnicas Reunidas will start the execution of the plant through an EPC contract. The estimated total investment is close to 1 billion USD.

This award follows the de-risking strategy put in place by Técnicas Reunidas, as the EPC would be executed after a thorough risk assessment and mitigation strategy developed during the FEED stage.

The nitrogen fertilizer plant which will use Tecnicas Reunidas proprietary technology for the main process units and will be the world’s first full-scale zero-carbon nitrogen plant, using only air, water, and zero-carbon electricity as raw materials.  

It will have the capacity to produce 650,000 tons per year of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate and will be composed of the following main units: Ammonia, Nitric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Nitrate, Electrolyzers, and Air Separation.

The plant will be the first of a series that Atlas Agro plans to build in multiple regions across the world.

This new contract consolidates Tecnicas Reunidas’ reputation in the market as an experienced FEED/OBE Contractor and Tecnicas Reunidas’ commitment to continue and expand its activities in the important North American market.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas 

Petrofac led JV selected for US$1.5 billion EPC project in Algeria

Petrofac, leading a joint venture with petrochemical industry specialist, China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC), has received notification of a conditional award by STEP Polymers SPA (100% Sonatrach subsidiary) to execute a significant petrochemical project in Algeria. The total contract value is approximately US$1.5 billion, with Petrofac’s share valued at over US$1 billion.

The plant will be located at the Arzew Industrial Zone, west of Algiers. Covering the design and build of two major integrated processing units, the contract includes the delivery of a new propane dehydrogenation unit and polypropylene production unit, as well as associated utilities and infrastructure for the site. It is expected to produce 550,000 tons of polypropylene per year.

Tareq Kawash, Petrofac’s Group Chief Executive, said: “We are proud to be supporting our customer to deliver this strategic project. Algeria is a core market for Petrofac and we are committed to supporting the long-term delivery of critical infrastructure as the country plays an increasingly important role as a major energy producer and moves into major petrochemical projects.”

Elie Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer for Petrofac’s Engineering & Construction division, said: “The award of this major project builds on Petrofac’s 25-year track record of successfully supporting Algeria’s energy industry. As our client responds to the world’s increasing demand for petrochemical products, we are looking forward to developing our breadth of experience in-country, through the safe and timely delivery of this project.”

Petrofac has been active in Algeria since 1997, when it opened its first office in Algiers. The company has since developed some of the country’s most significant oil and gas assets, with an impressive track record in executing projects successfully, underpinned by a commitment to supporting the nationalisation agenda and developing local workforces.

This contract award forms part of the US$1.5 billion of opportunities described by Petrofac as being at preferred bidder stage in its December trading update.

Source: Petrofac

Saipem awarded two new offshore EPCI contracts worth $850 million

Saipem has been awarded two new offshore contracts, one for Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) project in the Black Sea and one for decommissioning activities in the North Sea. The overall value of the contracts amounts to approximately 850 million USD.

The first contract has been assigned by Turkish Petroleum OTC for the second phase of Sakarya FEED and EPCI Project and entails the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation of a 16” pipeline, 175 km long, at 2,200-meter water depth, in the Turkish Black Sea waters. The offshore operations are to begin in summer 2024 and will be conducted by Saipem’s flagship vessel Castorone. Saipem has recently completed with success the first phase of Sakarya Gas Field Development project, awarded by Turkish Petroleum OTC in 2021.

The other contract has been assigned by EnQuest Heather Limited for the decommissioning of the existing Thistle A Platform, located in the UK sector of the North Sea, around 510 kilometres northeast of Aberdeen, in a water depth of 162 meters. Saipem’s activities entail the engineering, preparation, removal, and disposal of the jacket and topsides, with possible extension to further subsea facilities. The activities will be carried out by the Saipem 7000, one of the largest semi-submersible heavy lifting vessels in the world.

Fabrizio Botta, Saipem‘s Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “These important awards demonstrate Saipem’s excellent competitive positioning in the Offshore Engineering & Construction market, a sector that is experiencing a full expansion momentum of which Saipem is ready to seize the opportunities. The contract awarded in the Black Sea is a confirmation of Saipem’s prominent positioning and of its long-standing relationships with clients. The North Sea contract, finally, is a further example of Saipem’s capabilities in a segment where the combination of innovative engineering, unique assets, and safe operations is crucial”.

Source: Saipem 

Técnicas Reunidas wins a contract for the electrification of large machinery at two Repsol industrial complexes

Técnicas Reunidas has been awarded the detailed engineering, procurement management, and supply of equipment and materials for the electrification of large machines at Repsol’s industrial complexes in Sines (Portugal) and Tarragona (Spain).

At the Sines complex, the works will mainly consist of replacing with electric motors the turbines of the compressors of the chemical plant’s ethylene and propylene production process. Técnicas Reunidas will also install a new electrical substation and make the necessary connections. 

At the Tarragona industrial complex, Técnicas Reunidas will electrify four compressors of the ethylene cracker. 

These two projects, which will require 150,000 hours of engineering work by highly qualified Técnicas Reunidas professionals, will improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions at the industrial complexes by 260,000 tonnes per year (95 kta in Sines and 165 kta in Tarragona), aligned with Repsol’s strategy to become a net zero emissions company by 2050. 

Repsol has once again entrusted Técnicas Reunidas with the execution of a strategic and highly complex project. Given the need to make the development of the projects compatible with the general shutdowns scheduled for the operation of the two plants, the work will be carried out in both cases under the “fast-track” modality, to reduce design and execution times. This factor will require a perfect coordination between the teams of the complexes and the engineering organisation of Técnicas Reunidas in Madrid to ensure that design and procurement are ready to carry out the complex works during the outage.

Técnicas Reunidas has been working with Repsol since the beginning of its activity and has participated in many of its development and expansion projects. The award of these two projects represents a new milestone in the relationship between the two companies, with a strong focus on decarbonisation and energy transition.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

Technip Energies Awarded a Major LNG contract for the North Field South Project by QatarEnergy

Technip Energies has announced that a joint venture (T.ENCCC JV), led by Technip Energies (T.EN) in partnership with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), has won a major Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by QatarEnergy for the onshore facilities of the North Field South Project (NFS).

This award will cover the delivery of 2 mega trains, each with a capacity of 8 million tons per annum (Mtpa) of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). It will include a large CO2 carbon capture and sequestration facility of 1.5 Mtpa, leading to a 25% plus reduction of greenhouse gas emissions when compared to similar LNG facilities.

The expansion project will produce approximately 16 Mtpa of additional LNG, increasing Qatar’s total production from 110 to 126 Mtpa.

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, commented: “We are extremely honored to have been awarded by QatarEnergy this mega LNG project, along with our long-standing partner CCC, a leading construction company for LNG trains. This award is a testament to the trust, extent, and strength of our relationship with QatarEnergy. This new project also reflects our leadership in the LNG market as well as our proven ability to integrate technologies towards low carbon LNG, critical in solving the trilemma for affordable, available, and sustainable energy.”

Source: Technip Energies

Mitsubishi Power awarded a long-term contract for Sabiya Power Station in Kuwait

Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), announced that it had been awarded a long-term contract by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy to optimize the performance of the Sabiya power and water distillation station and boost its efficiency, in line with Kuwait Vision 2035 to meet the country’s growing power needs and goals for a decarbonized energy future.

Under the new contract, Mitsubishi Power will provide major plant upgrade services and cutting-edge technologies for the Sabiya Power and Water Distillation Station, the largest power and water provider in the country. These will extend the lifetime of the power and water station to up to 20 years to ensure efficient, safe and reliable power generation in Kuwait.

Mitsubishi Power will be responsible for the upgrade of eight (8) units of Steam Turbines, Generators (gas and oil fired), and Control Systems units, while implementing innovative technology at the Sabiya power station, such as Digital Electronic Hydraulic (DEH), new Turbine Protection System (TPS) and new Turbine Supervisory Instrument (TSI).

“We are delighted to award this strategic project to Mitsubishi Power, our long-term partner, to ensure the modernization of Sabiya with new and improved state-of-the-art power solutions that deliver high efficiency, high performance, and reliable power to the people of Kuwait. With the company’s global expertise, proven engineering standards, and long-term track record in power solutions across the Middle East, we are confident that Mitsubishi Power will continue to accompany our journey of progress towards a sustainable energy future for the country,” said Mr. Haitham Al-Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for Electric Power Stations and Water Distillation Sector, Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy (MEWRE).

Mitsubishi Power is a key power supplier for Kuwait, with a long and successful heritage in the country that extends over 50 years.

“This new contract is the latest in our proud 50-year journey of supporting the state and people of Kuwait to meet their power needs with Mitsubishi Power’s industry-leading, reliable technology and local capabilities. As Kuwait embarks on its next phase of ambitious growth in line with Vision 2035, we are committed to continue supporting the Ministry in expanding its power infrastructure and ushering its transition towards a low carbon society,” said Khalid Salem, President of Middle East & Africa at Mitsubishi Power.

“We are honoured to provide our advanced and innovative solutions and services to the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy for the landmark Sabiya station, which has played a vital role in the continued economic growth of the country.” added Salem.

Mitsubishi Power technology solutions provide a large portion of Kuwait’s power supply, and power key installations in the Oil & Gas industry including Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries, while also supplying vital equipment for Kuwait’s desalination stations. 

Source: Mitsubishi Power

Stamicarbon has been awarded new licensing and basic engineering design contracts for a green ammonia plant in the United States

MAIRE S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary NextChem Holding, through Stamicarbon, part of the Sustainable Technology Solutions business unit, has been awarded licensing and basic engineering design contracts for a 450 metric tons per day green ammonia plant by a prominent North American fertilizer producer.

The plant, to be built in the United States, will produce green ammonia to be used as feedstock for nitrogen-based fertilizers and will be based on the state-of-the-art Stami Green Ammoniatechnology. It is expected to start operations in 2026.

Stami Green Ammonia, the main building block for green fertilizers, enables environmentally friendly ammonia production from nature’s elements by using water electrolysis to make hydrogen and obtaining nitrogen from the air instead of the steam reforming of fossil fuels. The combination of proprietary technology and engineering requirements to build small-scale green ammonia plants offered by Stamicarbon, NextChem Holding’s nitrogen technology licensor, represents a sustainable and highly competitive alternative to the conventional processes. This proven technology can also be applied in existing plants, as part of a hybrid technology solution to make existing fertilizer production more sustainable.

Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of MAIRE, commented: “The global demand for ammonia will continue to grow, requiring efficient and environmentally friendly production methods to effectively reduce the carbon footprint. Stami Green Ammonia technology, using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels, represents an important step forward in achieving the fertilizer industry’s goals of sustainable, carbon-free solutions. This important milestone further confirms MAIRE’s role as a leading technology integrator and enabler of the energy transition globally.”

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Subsea7 awarded major EPCI contract

Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a contract for a two-phase subsea development. The first phase has been recorded in the backlog of the Subsea and Conventional business unit in the second quarter of 2023. The second phase, expected in 2024, remains subject to sanction by the client. 

The initial scope of work to be executed by Subsea7 comprises the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of approximately 37 kilometres of infield flowlines, 47 kilometres of control umbilicals and associated subsea equipment in water depths of 2,000 metres.  The contract also includes additional FEED studies and options to further extend the scope of work.

Project management and engineering will be led by Subsea7’s local office and offshore activities relating to the initial scope are expected between Q2 2025 and Q3 2025.

Source: Subsea 7 

Technip Energies has been awarded a FEED contract for Carbon Capture Project in Denmark

Technip Energies has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by VF Carbon Capture A/S for a CO2 capture plant to be connected to I/S Vestforbrænding’s existing waste-to-energy facility in Glostrup, Denmark. 

The agreement between the two companies provides for a mechanism to allow a transition of the contract to an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract. This plant will capture at least 450,000 tons of CO2 per year that will then be permanently sequestrated. Technip Energies will leverage its long-standing alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies by integrating the CANSOLV® CO₂ Capture System into optimized plant design to guarantee the best achievable energy efficiency and performance.

Marco Villa, COO of Technip Energies, commented: “We are very pleased to be trusted to design and deliver this large carbon capture project for the Waste to Energy Vestforbrænding’s facility. We are fully committed to supporting our Client’s Net Zero ambition and making this project an industrial success. This award confirms the robustness of our carbon capture solutions in partnership with Shell Catalysts & Technologies and our proven project execution track record. We are very excited to continue to grow our footprint in the CCS space and to provide a leading contribution to the decarbonization of the Waste to Energy industry in Denmark”.

Steen Neuchs Vedel, CEO of Vestforbrændings, commented: “This contract on the front-end engineering design marks an important milestone in Vestforbrænding’s journey towards a carbon-neutral future. If Vestforbrænding is announced as the winner of the Danish Energy Agency tender, we can build the carbon capture facility with Technip Energies and ensure it is fully operational by 2026. We look forward to working together with Technip Energies to make this project a success and contribute to Denmark’s efforts in reducing carbon emissions.”

Source: Technip Energies

Worley Awarded Design and Engineering Contract for the World’s Largest Offshore CCS Project in Malaysia

Worley is providing detailed engineering design services for the Kasawari carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Malaysia.

The Kasawari development, set to be one of the world’s largest offshore CCS projects, aims to capture over 3 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per annum.

Under the contract, awarded by Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering, we’re providing design and engineering services for the platform, jacket, bridge and subsea pipeline.

We previously provided screening and concept selection and successfully completed the project’s front-end engineering and design phase for the project, where our custom design solution reduced work hours on the project by 20 percent.

Work for the project will be carried out by our Ranhill Worley teams in Malaysia, with close support from wider Worley, Advisian, and Intecsea teams in Australia and Singapore.

Designs will be enhanced using digitally driven systems and tools to enhance commercial viability to our customers and drive down costs.

The first of its kind for Malaysia

The new CCS platform, the first of its kind in Malaysia, will be located next to the Kasawari Central Processing Facility and linked via a bridge. The CO2 will be compressed and transported by a 138 km pipeline to be injected into a depleted offshore gas reservoir at an existing wellhead platform.

“Driven by innovative solutions and harnessing digital technology, this project highlights the role traditional energy infrastructure can play in the energy transition as the industry looks to utilize CCS as a pathway to decarbonization,” says Nicky Moir, Chief Operating Officer at Rahnill Worley.

“The Kasawari project aims to play an important role in supporting our customers’ net emissions reduction targets while marking an important milestone for Malaysia’s sustainability journey. Furthering our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world.”

Source: Worley

TechnipFMC Awarded Large Subsea Contract for ExxonMobil Guyana’s Uaru Project

TechnipFMC has been awarded a large contract by ExxonMobil Corporation affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, to supply the subsea production system for the Uaru project.

TechnipFMC will provide project management, engineering, and manufacturing to deliver the overall subsea production system. The award covers 44 subsea trees and associated tooling, as well as 12 manifolds and associated controls and tie-in equipment.

Jonathan Landes, President, of Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are very proud to continue our relationship with ExxonMobil Guyana through this award, which is our fifth within the Stabroek block. This is ExxonMobil Guyana’s first project utilizing our Subsea 2.0™ system, which leverages our configure-to-order model to deliver on an accelerated schedule.”

TechnipFMC currently employs more than 100 Guyanese and expects to continue to hire and train additional local staff in support of this award.

Source: TechnipFMC 

Subsea7 awarded the contract for Raven Infills Project

Subsea7 announced the award of a substantial contract to Subsea Integration Alliance by bp and its JV partner Wintershall Dea for the Raven Infills Project, offshore Egypt.

The contract scope is for a two-well tie-back in the West Nile Delta block and includes the engineering, procurement, transport, and installation of approximately six kilometers of flexible pipes, umbilical, and associated subsea structures in water depths of around 800 meters.

Project management and engineering have commenced and will be managed from Subsea7 offices in France, the UK and Portugal.

Olivier Blaringhem, Subsea Integration Alliance Chief Executive Officer said: “This award further solidifies our ongoing partnership with bp in Egypt. Through our early collaboration on this project, bp and Subsea Integration Alliance, have worked together to develop an optimised solution for the Raven field, showcasing our effective teamwork.”

Franck Louvety, Africa, Middle East & Caspian Vice President, Subsea7 said: “We are excited to strengthen our presence in Egypt and continue to build on our longstanding and successful relationship with bp. We look forward to working with bp to deliver the project successfully and safely while maximising the client’s production objectives.”

Source: Subsea7

Petrofac secures new EPC contract for Lithuanian refinery upgrade

Petrofac has secured an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) lump sum contract from ORLEN Lietuva, as it continues to support a comprehensive modernisation, environmental upgrade, and expansion Programme at the Mažeikiai Refinery in North-West Lithuania.

The project has a value less than 200 million euros. Petrofac’s scope of work encompasses the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of new facilities, as ORLEN Lietuva invests to expand the existing refinery complex. Petrofac’s scope will further enhance the plant’s capability to meet requirements for cleaner fuels by improving its operational and carbon efficiency.

In October 2021 Petrofac was awarded a lump sum engineering, procurement, construction, start-up and commissioning services contract from ORLEN Lietuva. This included the addition of a new Residue Hydrocracking Unit (RHCU) for the facility, which is the only crude oil refinery in the Baltic States. The new Offsite Battery Limit (OSBL) EPC for RHCU includes the installation of a new Amine regeneration unit and stabilisation tower, interconnecting pipework and tie-ins to the existing refinery units, with associated systems and modifications.

“This Project represents a major milestone in the ongoing largest-ever investment by Polish capital in Lithuania. The investment in the construction of a new heavy residue conversion unit puts a solid pillar for further operation of a refinery in Mažeikiai as well as development and energy security of the entire region,” said Michal Rudnicki, General Director of Public Company ORLEN Lietuva.

Elie Lahoud, Petrofac’s Chief Operating Officer – Engineering & Construction, said “with over 40 years of EPC experience, Petrofac is well placed to support strategic customers such as ORLEN Lietuva, as they seek to lead a sustainable energy transition in Central Europe. We look forward to building on our existing relationship, with the safe delivery of the next phase of the refinery upgrade”

Source: Petrofac