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

The Power Transmission & Distribution Business of Larsen & Toubro has secured new orders in the Middle East.

In the United Arab Emirates, the Business has received an order to establish a 220kV Gas Insulated Substation and associated Transmission Lines from a well-established service provider to the energy industry.

Further, orders to establish 2 New 132kV Substations have been received from a public services infrastructure company in Dubai and another order to build a 220kV overhead Transmission Line has been secured in the region.

In Kuwait, an order has been secured for turnkey construction of 4 new 132kV Substations in the Al Sabah Medical District. The scope also includes associated Control, Protection, Automation and Communication systems and related Civil & Mechanical works.

Additional orders have been received in the ongoing jobs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Source: Larsen & Toubro

Lamprell Awarded Contract by NPCC to Deliver Offshore Jackets

Lamprell is pleased to announce that NPCC has awarded it five jackets for an oil & gas sector project based in the Middle East. The project scope consists of the fabrication, painting and load-out of five offshore jackets and boat landings with an optional scope, which includes the supply and fabrication of grillage and sea-fastening of the structures.

CEO Ian Prescott was delighted with the award, commenting: “It gives me great pleasure to announce this award for the construction of five jackets with an overall fabrication weight of almost 14,000 tonnes.

We will approach this project with the same passion and determination that have fueled our achievements in the past to ensure we deliver an outstanding project safely. I extend my sincere gratitude to NPCC for this important project award. It is another indication of the progress Lamprell is making through its key strategic partnerships in the Middle East region.”

Source: Lamprell

Metito-Wabag JV Wins EPC Contract for SE Asia’s Largest Desalination Plant

The JV of VA TECH WABAG (WABAG) a global leader in innovative water management solutions and Metito – a leading provider of intelligent water solutions signed the contract to develop a 400,000m³/day Perur Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination Plant by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB). The project aims to enhance water security and ensure a steadfast supply of clean potable water to over 2.7 million people residing in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu’s South Chennai area.

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru M. K. Stalin, laid the foundation stone for the plant at a ceremony in the state-capital Chennai marking an important milestone for the entire region.

The scope of the JV –covers the entire spectrum of project development – from design and engineering to procurement, construction, installation, testing, and commissioning over a period of 42 months, which will followed by 20 years of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the plant. The desalination process includes Lamella Clarifiers, Dissolved Air Flotation System, Gravity Dual Media Filters, Reverse Osmosis, and Re-mineralization. The joint venture will be led by WABAG,  headquartered in India.

Commenting on the contract award, Fady Juez, Metito’s Managing Director, said, “, “It’s an honor to develop this landmark desalination project alongside our partner in India. The world is facing significant water scarcity issues, and the need for climate-resilient, sustainable water infrastructure is critical. India is a region of high stress due to various factors and securing million liters of desalinated water daily is inherently aligned with our founding principles of Impact, Sustainability, and Innovation. The Indian Government has been promoting various adaptation and preservation strategies to manage water resources more effectively and this project will be a benchmark project for, Chennai, India, and the entire Southeast Asia water scene. We look forward to applying our high-value engineering and integrating the latest technologies to ensure optimum performance and world-class quality output. “

Commenting on this monumental achievement, Mr. Rajiv Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, VA Tech WABAG, Said, “We are glad to be part of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu’s sustainable initiatives for ensuring water security for Chennai City through using innovative water solutions. With the completion of the project, Chennai will emerge as the Desalination Capital of India, with producing over 750 million liters of desalinated water every day out of which WABAG’s contribution will rise to an impressive 70%. The 400 MLD SWRO Desalination Plant will stand as a testament to ingenuity, innovation, and a shared vision for a more sustainable and resilient future for the city and the state. The undertaking of this project underscores WABAG’s dominant position in the global desalination market.”

Source: Metito

QatarEnergy awards Técnicas Reunidas additional EPC off-plot facilities work for NFS Project worth $560 million

QatarEnergy has awarded Técnicas Reunidas additional Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) work including the pipelines, interconnections, ancillary systems, and other supporting components for the LNG Offplot facilities for the North Field South Project.

This award reinforces the relationship between QatarEnergy and Técnicas Reunidas which is currently executing the EPC works for the expansion of the Condensate, LPG, and MEG storage, distribution, and associated facilities for the North Field Expansion Project. Tecnicas Reunidas is also executing the EPC works for the Sulfur Handling Facility for the North Field Expansion Project in a Joint Venture with Wison Engineering Ltd.

The new scope includes the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of a range of off–plot facilities. These include the LNG rundown lines, boil–off gas (BOG) recovery and utility pipelines that will connect the southern part of Ras Laffan Industrial City to new storage tanks and export facilities in RLIC.

The scope of the project also includes the commissioning of LNG Tanks, an LNG loading berth, BOG compressors, and associated equipment.

Total contract value is around 560 million USD.

The North Field, located north–east of the Qatar peninsula, is the largest non–associated natural gas field in the world. It makes Qatar the country with the third largest proven reserves in the world, estimated at 10% of the world’s known natural gas reserves.

This award cements Técnicas Reunidas’ relationship with QatarEnergy as Tecnicas Reunidas has been working on large–scale projects related to the expansion of the North Field since 2021.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

L&T secures order for Perdaman’s Urea Plant in Australia

The Saipem & Clough JV (SCJV), Australia has awarded a contract for fabrication and supply of process and piperack modules for a 2.3 MMTPA urea plant for Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd to L&T Energy Hydrocarbon. The plant will be constructed on the Burrup Peninsula, approximately 20 km north of Karratha, Western Australia. On completion, this state-of-the-art facility will be the largest urea plant in Australia and one of the largest in the world.

The scope comprises about 50,000 MT of modules to be delivered in 32 months. These modules will be fabricated at L&T’s Kattupalli Modular Fabrication Facility. Fabricated Modules will be shipped in a fully tested, pre-commissioned and ready to install condition to the project site in Australia. 

Further, L&T Heavy Engineering was successful in securing multiple orders for the complete package of Urea Equipment for the same project. The equipment to be supplied consists of Urea Reactors, Carbamate Separators, Carbamate Condensers and Urea Strippers. This order reinforces L&T’s dominance in the manufacturing and supply of urea equipment with Snamprogetti (TM) Technology. 

The scope comprises about 1,160 MT of equipment to be delivered progressively in 25 months. 

These orders were awarded against stiff international competition signifying both Perdaman’s and SCJV’s faith in L&T’s reliability and commitment. 

Perdaman Chairperson, Mr. Vikas Rambal stated, “The state-of-the-art facility will help to ensure that Australia has a secure and reliable source of high-quality urea and therefore food security. Perdaman’s foundational mission is to unify the International and Australian expertise to create a better tomorrow and we are very proud to embed our mission into Project Ceres. Larsen and Toubro have gone through SCJV’s meticulous tender process and have been awarded a significant package of modular fabrication based on their technical expertise, quality, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), and operational excellence. We look forward to achieving this critical milestone with SCJV and L&T.” 

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Subramanian Sarma, Whole Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Energy) said, “This project award is yet another testament to our capabilities, reinforcing our position among the leading module fabricators globally. This milestone aligns with our strategic goal of expanding geography and client base and underscores our commitment to extend the concept of modularization to onshore projects.”

Source: L&T

Wood secures extension to brownfield projects EPCM contract with Woodside Energy

Wood has been awarded a contract extension to October 2025 for brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) by Woodside Energy (Woodside), to support ongoing operations of the North West Shelf (NWS) Project in Australia.

For more than 35 years, Wood has reliably delivered complex projects for Woodside with a focus on safety, value, sustainability, and schedule requirements. Through this period, Wood has executed work scopes designed to extend asset life and digitalise and optimise processes.

“Our long-term relationship with Woodside demonstrates the strength and reliability of Wood’s operational delivery in Australia.  It’s also a great example of our technical expertise, commitment to performance excellence, and relentless focus on safe operations across our business” says Ralph Ellis, Wood’s President of Operations in Asia Pacific.

Wood has also been selected by Woodside to deliver the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Goodwyn Alpha Low-Low Pressure (LLP) Project, offshore Western Australia.

This work will see Wood’s teams in Perth provide engineering design to incorporate the additional compression required to enhance production from the asset, as well as required modifications to existing facilities.

Woodside operates the NWS Project on behalf of the NWS Joint Venture participants.

Source: Wood 

JGC Awarded Contract for Bio API Manufacturing Facility Construction Project

JGC Holdings Corporation is pleased to announce that JGC Japan Corporation has been awarded a construction project for a new bioactive pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility by Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. group member Chugai Pharma Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

The project calls for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for a facility to be built at the Utsunomiya Plant of Chugai Pharma Manufacturing in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. The lump-sum contract is for an undisclosed amount, with completion of construction scheduled for May 2026.

The market for biopharmaceuticals has been expanding rapidly in recent years as highly effective drugs that act on specific cells and tissues and have few side effects.

In this project, a new bio-API manufacturing building (UT3) which will be responsible for the manufacture of clinical development products from the middle to later-stage, including those for Phase 1 and 2 investigational drugs, as well as early-stage commercial products will be constructed. This will further strengthen the in-house supply foundation from clinical development to initial production, thereby contributing to the rapid launch of in-house products.

The plant improves production efficiency through the implementation of new continuous production functions by introducing perfusion culture in addition to the conventional batch-type production system, and also works on measures to reduce environmental impacts (CFC-free design and energy-saving design) promoted by the company, thus contributing to the realization of next-generation biopharmaceutical plants.

As a leading contractor in the pharmaceutical field in Japan, the JGC Group has engaged in the design and construction of numerous pharmaceutical plants for about half a century since the 1980s. In addition to this extensive experience and knowledge, we believe this latest order is the result of the positive evaluation of our execution performance in the construction project of an API synthesis facility for low and mid-molecular weight pharmaceuticals currently underway at the Fujieda plant of the company.

Biopharmaceuticals require a high level of engineering due to the complexity of their molecular structures. The Group will continue to respond to these increasingly sophisticated manufacturing technologies and diversifying customer needs with optimal solutions that leverage its knowledge and technologies based on its proven track record, thereby contributing to the development of the pharmaceuticals field and responding to the world’s medical needs.

Source: JGC Holdings Corporation

Saipem awarded offshore EPCIC contract for BGUP project in Libya worth $1 billion

Saipem has been awarded a new contract by Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V. Libyan Branch, a consortium formed by National Oil Corporation of Libya and Eni North Africa, for the development of the Bouri Gas Utilisation Project (BGUP), worth approximately 1 billion USD.

Saipem will undertake revamping of the platforms and of the facilities of the Bouri gas field, which lies in water depths between 145 m and 183 m, offshore the Libyan coast. The contract entails the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of an approximately 5,000-ton Gas Recovery Module (GRM), onto the existing DP4 offshore facility, together with the laying of 28 km of pipelines connecting the DP3, DP4 and Sabratha platforms.

The main lifting operations will be executed by the semi-submersible crane vessel Saipem 7000. With this award, Saipem confirms its commitment and competitive positioning offshore Libya. The completion of the project will make an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in Libya.

Pursuant to Article 6 of the Consob Regulation on related party transactions, Saipem informs that the above transaction qualifies as a “related party transaction”, since Eni S.p.A. jointly controls both Saipem and Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V.. The transaction, which qualifies as a “transaction of greater importance” pursuant to the Management System Guideline “Transactions with Related Parties and Parties of Interest” adopted by Saipem, falls under the exclusion provided for by Article 9 of the mentioned procedure and Article 13, paragraph 3, letter c) of the aforementioned Consob Regulation, as it is a “regular transaction completed in market-equivalent or standard terms”.

Source: Saipem 

Hyundai E&C Wins $145 Million Won Project to Build a 525kV HVDC Transmission Line in Saudi Arabia

Hyundai E&C has won Saudi’s High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Line project, further solidifying the its position in the key overseas construction market of Saudi Arabia.

Hyundai E&C announced that it has signed a $145 million contract for the ‘Saudi’s Neom-Yanbu 525㎸ High-Voltage Direct Current(HVDC) Transmission Line Construction Project’ ordered by the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC-COA).

The Saudi Neom-Yanbu 525kV HVDC Transmission Line Construction Project aims to expand Saudi’s power grid by building a 605km-long HVDC transmission line from the Yanbu region, a major power production hub on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, to the new city of Neom. As part of the project, Hyundai E&C will implement the portion 1 involving the construction of 207 kilometers of transmission lines and 450 transmission towers, which is slated for completion in July 2027.

The HVDC transmission is a technology that converts alternating current (AC) power generated by a power plant into high-voltage direct current and transmits it to the destination. Compared to AC transmission, HVDC has less energy loss during the long-distance transmission and is compatible with AC systems regardless of frequency, making it excellent in terms of stability and efficiency. It is especially useful for the transmission of renewable energy such as solar and offshore wind power, gaining traction as a next-generation transmission technology.

Hyundai E&C, which has successfully executed a number of power grid projects ordered by SEC-COA and established a strong relationship of trust, won the project as a turnkey contract for the entire process of design, procurement, and construction, thus reaffirming its excellence in world-class technology and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) capabilities.

Since its first transmission line project in Saudi Arabia in 1976, Hyundai E&C has successfully completed a total of 33 transmission line projects over the past 50 years. Including the current projects, such as the Hail-Al-Jouf 380㎸ transmission line, Hyundai E&C-built power grid in Saudi Arabia totals more than 20,000 kilometers, or half the length of the Earth. Following the construction of the 500㎸ HVDC transmission line – the first high-voltage direct current transmission line in Saudi Arabia – Hyundai E&C is leading the expansion of the country’s power grid with the latest 525㎸ HDVC line construction project.

In addition, Hyundai E&C has been very active in the Saudi power transmission and distribution sector, having completed the new Jubail 380㎸ substation, the single largest high-voltage substation in Saudi Arabia (2019), and executed about 70 projects, including the Rafha Substation and the Shoaiba Substation expansion project.

“Since first entering the Saudi construction market in 1975, Hyundai E&C has reliably executed 16 large-scale projects, including the Amiral Project and the Neom Running Tunnel, on the back of Saudi government’s and the clients’ trust,” said an official from Hyundai E&C. “We will contribute to the expansion of the Saudi power grid by successfully delivering the project for building HVDC transmission line, which is gaining attention as the core of the renewable energy grid industry, and further expand our presence in the field of net-zero power infrastructure.”

Source: Hyundai E&C

Wood signs global framework agreement with Shell

Wood, a global consulting and engineering company, has been awarded a multi-year enterprise framework agreement (EFA) to continue to provide services to Shell’s global projects.

Bringing specialist consulting, engineering, procurement and project management expertise to Shell’s greenfield and brownfield projects, the agreement will see Wood continue to support projects that ensure energy security and enable energy transition projects focused on carbon capture, low-carbon fuels and hydrogen. Wood will deploy expertise in decarbonisation, digitalisation and asset life extension to enhance Shell assets worldwide.

Under the three-year framework, with options for two one-year extensions, services will be provided by Wood’s consulting and engineering teams in Europe, North America, Latin America, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Ken Gilmartin, Wood’s CEO, said: “This award continues a 70-year relationship between Shell and Wood, spanning more than 20 countries and numerous major projects. Complex project excellence is where we excel and we are aligned with Shell in our strategic ambitions to deliver the energy the world needs today while simultaneously delivering the energy transition at pace. We look forward to continuing to partner with Shell as we work to design a better energy future together.”

Source: Wood

Technip Energies and Enerkem Signs an MOU for Biofuels and Circular Chemicals Technology Deployment

Technip Energies and Enerkem Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a Collaboration Agreement aimed at accelerating the deployment of Enerkem’s technology platform for biofuels and circular chemical products from non-recyclable waste materials.

Enerkem specializes in the development and commercialization of its groundbreaking gasification technology transforming non-recyclable waste into biofuels, low-carbon fuels and circular chemicals, catering to hard-to-abate sectors such as sustainable aviation and marine fuels. Since 2016, Enerkem has been operating a commercial demonstration scale facility in Alberta, Canada. Additionally, the company is currently involved in the development and construction of new commercial-scale waste-to-methanol facilities in Canada and Europe.

Technip Energies, having successfully executed bio and low-carbon fuels projects worldwide, will contribute its expertise in engineering, technology integration and project delivery to support projects developed by Enerkem. This partnership will enhance Enerkem’s project delivery capacity and speed. Furthermore, the collaboration will focus on strategic efforts to optimize design elements and industrialize the approach through the replication of Enerkem’s designs for future projects.

To expedite the deployment of its technology, Enerkem intends to establish a Development Company (DevCo). The purpose of DevCo is to acquire sites and secure relevant permits for the replicable methanol biorefinery design, supporting the production of bio and low-carbon fuels, as well as circular chemicals.

Dominique Boies, CEO of Enerkem, stated: “We are excited to partner with Technip Energies to accelerate the deployment of Enerkem’s technology in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Technip Energies’ extensive expertise will enable Enerkem’s clients to benefit from projects speed to market and cost efficiencies, supporting their decarbonization efforts and sustainability goals.”

Bhaskar Patel, SVP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Circularity of Technip Energies, said: “We are pleased to join forces with Enerkem on the deployment of its technology platform to convert waste into sustainable and valuable end products such as biofuels. By leveraging our expertise in engineering, sustainable chemistry, and biofuels projects, we will support project execution and Enerkem’s technology deployment.”

Source: Technip Energies

Saipem awarded two new E&C offshore contracts in Romania and in Germany with a total value of around 1.8 billion euro

Saipem has been awarded two new contracts for E&C offshore activities in Europe, specifically in Romania and in Germany, with a total value of approximately 1.8 billion euro.

The first contract relates to the Neptun Deep Gas Development Project located in the Black Sea, Romania, for which the award procedure was completed by OMV Petrom. The scope of work entails the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCIC) of a gas processing platform at around100 metre water depth, three subsea developments (respectively at around1000 metre water depth in the Domino field and at around100 metre water depth in the Pelican field), a 30” gas pipeline around160 km long, and associated fiber optic cable from the shallow water platform to the Romanian coast. The gas processing platform will be fabricated at Saipem’s yards in Italy and Indonesia, and the offshore operations will be performed by the Saipem 7000 and JSD 6000 vessels. The technological tests and analyzes for the materials used in the project will be carried out in Romania, through the local entity of Saipem in Ploiesti.

A second contract has been awarded to Saipem by GASCADE Gastransport GmbH to execute the pipelaying of the “Ostsee Anbindungsleitung”, in the Pomeranian Bay in north-eastern Germany.

Saipem’s activities entail the transportation and installation of a 48” gas line of around 50 km, from the Lubmin site, in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea, to the Mukran port, along the east coast of the Rügen island, and the construction of landfalls, utilizing its own pipelay barge Castoro 10. The “Ostsee Anbindungsleitung” is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2024.

These awards confirm Saipem’s key role and its ability to design and realize the infrastructures necessary for the entire natural gas value chain.

Source: Saipem

JGC Awarded EPC Contract for Binary Geothermal Power Generation Project in the Philippines

JGC Holdings Corporation announced that JGC Philippines, Inc. (JGC Philippines) has been awarded the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract from Energy Development Corporation (EDC) for the Balance of Plant package of a geothermal power generation project planned in Mahanagdong District, Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines.

This geothermal power plant will apply Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) binary technology to generate an additional 28 MW of electricity power by recovering thermal energy from the existing geothermal brine resource at the Mahanagdong Geothermal Power Plant. JGC Philippines will provide EPC services to EDC which include construction and commissioning works of the powerplant. ORC technology will be designed and supplied by Exergy International Srl (Exergy) who has a supply portfolio of over 500MWe in capacity.

Geothermal power generation is currently being actively developed in the Philippines as it is a stable, climate-independent source of energy. EDC is a leading Philippines-based renewable energy developer and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal producers with almost 50 years of expertise in geothermal technology. The Philippines has the third largest installed geothermal capacity in the world after the US and Indonesia

JGC Philippines has been providing EPC and operation and maintenance services to clients in the Philippines for over 30 years. JGC Philippines’s demonstrated track record and strong project execution capabilities were highly evaluated by EDC and led to the award of this project.

This project has been selected for Financing Programme for the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Model Projects in FY2022. The programme is administered by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, and its implementing organization, the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC). JGC Corporation, as a representative participant, has supported EDC for this project which will both support reducing carbon emissions in the Philippines and contribute to Japan’s attainment of its CO2 reduction target.

JGC Philippines is a part of JGC Asia Pacific Group (JGC Asia Pacific) which is led by JGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd which was established in Singapore last year. This was created to strengthen its regional management in line with the JGC Group’s long-term management vision “2040 Vision” and to implement the key strategy of “Expanding growth markets and areas of EPC business” as set out in the Group’s medium-term management plan “BSP2025”.

JGC Asia Pacific aims to expand its business by supporting the sales and project execution of Group companies in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia as a control base for the Asia-Pacific region. This project is part of these activities, and JGC Asia Pacific will continue to actively support its clients in the Philippines and throughout Southeast Asia by providing low-carbon and decarbonization solutions.

Source: JGC Holdings Corporation

Tecnicas Reunidas, Ansaldo Energia Awarded a Contract by RWE to Build a Hydrogen Plant in Germany

German utility RWE, the country’s largest electricity producer, has signed a contract with the consortium formed by Técnicas Reunidas and Ansaldo Energia for the development of a hydrogen-ready combined cycle power plant as part of the company’s decarbonization and energy transition plan.

The planned powerplant will use Ansaldo Energia’s GT36 turbine, which is capable of generating electricity with up to 50%vol hydrogen mixed with natural gas, with the potential to upgrade to 100% hydrogen. 

The plant with a capacity of 800 MW and 62 % efficiency is planned to be built on the existing RWE site of Weisweiler, near Cologne. Currently, there are four lignite-fired steam power plants in Weisweiler, which have to be closed under the German Coal exit law.  The planned CCGT will help to provide dispatchable generation while reducing climate-changing emissions and allow further penetration of intermittent renewable energy in the market, which is crucial for the success of the German energy transition.

The scope of Técnicas Reunidas’ work will include the engineering of the permitting phase, which is to start immediately. Further parts of the contract awarded to Técnicas Reunidas contain the project engineering, supply of auxiliary equipment and the construction, commissioning and start-up of the plant. These are subject to RWE’s final investment decision, which will be taken after all the necessary permits have been obtained and once there is clarity about the overall economic viability of the project.

Ansaldo Energia will supply the GT36 gas turbine – the company’s most powerful and efficient gas turbine – and the steam turbine, its corresponding generators, the heat recovery boiler and other equipment.

The project will start with a permitting phase in which Técnicas Reunidas will undertake the preparation of the engineering and documentation necessary for its completion. This permitting phase is expected to take approximately two years. The construction phase, could start in 2025 and is expected to take 40 months.

Roger Miesen, CEO RWE Generation SE: “RWE is ready to play its part in green supply security by building hydrogen-ready gas-fired power plants, thus enabling the German phase-out of coal by 2030. With the commissioned approval planning for Weisweiler, we are making progress towards ensuring completion of this 800 megawatt plant by the end of the decade”

As for Técnicas Reunidas, Business Development Director for Energy Transition & Power, Gonzalo Pardo Mocoroa, stressed that this major project “is part of the long experience accumulated by our company in the development of facilities that use fuels that are essential for the energy transition and of the strong momentum we are currently giving to our decarbonization activities”.

“This is the first GT36 turbine that could be installed in Germany. It is a great honor and privilege to be selected by one of the leading European utilities to be part of the country’s decarbonization process” says Fabrizio Fabbri, CEO Ansaldo Energia. “We are supplying our top-of-the-range engine with its unmatched operational flexibility, particularly in view of the unique sequential combustion to burn already today 50%vol hydrogen to support RWE in its ambitious plan to increase low-emission energy production”.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

McDermott Awarded PMC & EPCM Contract for Petrochemical Expansion Project

McDermott has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) and engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contract for the Naphtha Cracker Expansion (Phase II) polypropylene expansion and new ethylene derivative unit project from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). The project is located at the Panipat Refinery and Petrochemical Complex, located 62 miles (100 kilometers) from New Delhi, India.

The project will increase the ethylene production capacity of the naphtha cracker unit (NCU) by approximately 20 percent. The additional ethylene and propylene production will act as feed for downstream polymer units. The polymer products will be used for the manufacture of household and industrial items, including containers, automobile parts, furniture, and heavy-duty films.

McDermott is currently executing four other projects for IOCL, including the maleic anhydride (MAH) unit at the same site, allowing us to leverage our local resources and expertise while realizing synergies,” said Vaseem Khan, Senior Vice President, Global Operations. “Furthermore, the project supports the growing demand for ethylene and propylene which will reduce imports and accelerate economic development in the area.”

McDermott will provide comprehensive EPCM services and overall project management for the duration of the project, which will be executed from its Center of Excellence in Gurugram, India.

Source: McDermott