Aramco and ENOWA to develop first-of-its-kind e-fuel demonstration plant

Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, and ENOWA, NEOM’s energy and water company, have signed a joint development agreement to construct and establish a first-of-its-kind synthetic electro fuel (e-fuel) demonstration plant. It will be located in ENOWA’s Hydrogen Innovation and Development Center (HIDC) and aims to demonstrate technical feasibility and commercial viability by producing 35 barrels per day of low-carbon, synthetic gasoline from renewable-based hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide (CO2).

The e-fuel technology, built on a circular carbon economy approach, has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by over 70 percent on a complete life cycle basis, compared to conventional fuels. Once complete, the integrated facility will generate 12 tons of synthetic methanol per day from green hydrogen and CO2, using proprietary technologies developed by ThyssenKrupp Uhde. The synthetic methanol will then be converted into low-carbon gasoline using ExxonMobil’s Fluidized-Bed Methanol-to-Gasoline (MtG) technology.

The HIDC will also produce green hydrogen by leveraging an on-site 20-megawatt electrolyzer, powered by renewable energy sources. The innovation center being created by ENOWA will showcase the region’s vast potential to generate and use wind and solar power commercially.

Aramco has been exploring technologies for low-carbon synthetic fuels for several years. The demonstration plant in NEOM is the result of intensive research and development efforts aiming to optimize the production of synthetic fuels.  Similarly, ENOWA sees e-fuels as a critical future portfolio element of a circular carbon economy, helping to reduce emissions and validating next-generation green fuel technologies for future large-scale projects.

Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter, Aramco Executive Vice President of Technology & Innovation, said: “Synthetic fuels can play an important role to accelerate the decarbonization of the global vehicle fleet. We are excited to be working alongside our partners to demonstrate a potential path towards realizing this vision.”

Through a joint development agreement, NEOM will oversee the construction of the plant, while Aramco and ENOWA will jointly oversee operations and investment in relevant research programs. 

Peter Terium, ENOWA Chief Executive Officer, said: “This partnership represents another significant milestone for ENOWA. As Saudi Arabia cements its global leadership role in a circular carbon economy driven by green hydrogen, we have an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the transformative capabilities of pioneering, sustainable technologies. ENOWA is looking forward to collaborating with Aramco in the development of a state-of-the-art facility for e-fuels in NEOM, which will drive innovation and promote the economic implementation of future clean energy supplies.”

Roland Kaeppner, ENOWA Managing Director of Hydrogen and Green Fuels, said: “The project is a concrete example of the circular carbon economy in action, and an example of ENOWA’s commitment to supporting Saudi Arabia’s mission to rapidly scale climate action by championing scientific innovation. As one of the first anchor tenants of the HIDC, the facility is a strong demonstration of our shared ambition with Aramco to deliver front-running projects which continue to innovate on the latest technologies.”
The integrated e-fuel facility will demonstrate technical feasibility and commercial viability of a synthetic gasoline value-chain and is a flagship project that falls within Aramco’s wider research, development and demonstration efforts with low-carbon, synthetic fuels.

In 2022, Aramco announced a partnership with Formula 2 and 3 to explore the introduction of synthetic components in fuel formulation to power the motorsports feeder series. Separately, Aramco and Repsol are planning to explore the production demonstration of low-carbon synthetic diesel and jet fuel for automobiles and aircraft.
Aramco’s Transport Technologies R&D, with a presence in Paris, Detroit, Shanghai, and the headquarters in Dhahran, is advancing multiple technologies that aim to enable a more reliable, affordable, and sustainable transport future.

Source: Aramco 

Chiyoda Corporation awarded a contract from Mitsubishi Corporation to study the establishment of a CCS value chain.

Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Mitsubishi Corporation (Customer) to conduct a study on CO2 liquefaction, storage, and shipping facilities, as part of the Customer’s study on establishing a carbon dioxide, capture and storage (CCS) value chain.

The Customer has been selected by the Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC) for a ‘Feasibility Study on Establishing an Overseas CCS Value Chain for CO2 Emissions from Multiple Industries in the Ise Bay/Chubu Region’ under the ‘FY2023 Advanced CCS Project Implementation Study’ open call.

In Japan, the scope of the study will be the accumulation, liquefaction, storage and shipping facilities for CO2 emitted, separated and recovered from multiple industries in the Ise Bay/Chubu region. Overseas, the scope will be the unloading, liquefaction, storage and land transportation of liquefied CO2 transported from Japan to the injection point. Chiyoda will conduct technical studies on each component of the value chain from Japan to overseas.

Chiyoda are actively working to accrue valuable CCS expertise and are developing a CO2 liquefaction plant based on our strength in low-temperature gas liquefaction technology, cultivated through the construction of natural gas liquefaction plants.

As an integrated engineering company, Chiyoda are engaged in CCS projects, and the development of technologies to realize a carbon neutral society, around the world and will continue contributing to the development of a sustainable society consistent with our management philosophy of ‘Energy and Environment in Harmony’.

Source: Chiyoda Corporation

Fluor Awarded FEED Contract for World’s First Industrial-Scale Sodium-Ion Battery Production Facility

Fluor Corporation announced that its Advanced Technologies & Life Sciences business line has been selected by Altris AB to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the world’s first industrial-scale sodium-ion battery production facility in Sandviken, Sweden. Fluor recognized the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2023.

“This is a major step forward in battery evolution and the energy transition journey,” said Richard Meserole, president of Fluor’s Advanced Technologies & Life Sciences business line. “We are thrilled that Altris turned to Fluor to help them bring this cutting-edge technology to market that will transform manufacturing to be safer and more sustainable. It is always rewarding when we can help our clients take ideas from concept to commercialization.”

Altris is a Swedish sodium-ion battery maker that develops cathodes, electrolytes, battery cells, and the industrialization process for these products. Sodium-ion batteries are inherently safe and easy to recycle because they are mainly comprised of salt, wood, iron and air.

The project will be managed from Fluor’s Farnborough, England office. FEED completion is scheduled for early 2024.

Source:Fluor Corporation

DL E&C won a KRW 393 billion order for the modernization project of the Bucheon Cogeneration Plant

DL E&C announced that it had won an order for construction contract for the modernization project of Bucheon Cogeneration Power Plant. The total construction cost is KRW 393 billion, and the construction period is 36 months for Unit 1 and 70 months for Unit 2 from the commencement date. 

DL E&C continues to aggressively win orders in the plant sector this year. The Company’s target for winning orders in the plant sector, which was proposed at the beginning of the year, was KRW3.5 trillion, raising expectations for achieving the target. 

The purpose of this project is to modernize an old power plant, which was ordered by GS Power, the operator of Bucheon Cogeneration Plant. Bucheon Cogeneration Plant entered into commercial operation in 1993 in line with the construction of Jungdong New Town in Bucheon. As Bucheon Cogeneration Plant reaches its design life of 30 years this year, a full-scale facility replacement project is underway. Once this construction is completed, the power generation capacity will be expanded from 450MW to 1,000MW. Furthermore, building facilities to reduce the emission of pollutants such as fine dust generated during the operation of power plant will enable Bucheon Cogeneration Plant to be reborn as an eco-friendly power plant.  

DL E&C won the order for this project in recognition of its experience and knowhow in successfully carrying out various power generation projects in and out of the country. Especially, it has a track record of carrying out similar projects, including Songdo Cogeneration Plant in Incheon and Gwanggyo Cogeneration Plant in Gyeonggi-do.  

Ryu Jae-Ho, director of DL E&C’s Plant Project Division, said, “We have participated in this project because our experience in constructing various power plants has been highly recognized by the Client. We will do our best to carry out this project successfully, and to transform Bucheon Cogeneration Plant into a high-efficient and eco-friendly plant.”

Source: DL E&C

Worley has been awarded a FEED contract for the Hydrogen Project in Scotland

Worley has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the first phase of Statera’s ground-breaking 3 GW Kintore Hydrogen project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Once operational the project will be the largest renewable (green) hydrogen project in Europe. Securing Aberdeenshire’s position at the heart of the renewable hydrogen economy while providing flexible capacity and energy security to the wider UK. Work will be led by our Aberdeen office.

Kintore Hydrogen was a successful applicant in the UK government’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF) Strand 1 competition in March 2023. Receiving funding for the FEED, planning, and consenting work for the initial 500 MW phase.

The project aims to harness surplus electricity generated by Scotland’s offshore wind resources to produce renewable hydrogen, which will play a critical role in decarbonizing power generation facilities and carbon-intensive industrial clusters across the country.

The proposed FEED study has a target completion date in 2024 and the project will be ready for a final investment decision in 2025. The full 3 GW of production is expected to be online by the 2030s.

Supporting the energy transition in the North East

The North East of Scotland has historically been a global leader in the energy sector and the local expertise and skills within the region will be vital for driving the project forward.

“Our abilities to deliver from Aberdeen were pivotal in securing this contract. The North East of Scotland is in the midst of a major transition of its own. As the region aims to become a key hub for energy transition activities to accelerate net zero ambitions,” said Graham Swan, Vice President of Onshore Energy, UNCE.

“With a strong presence in the region, we’re leveraging transferable skills and supporting the transition of our workforce from traditional energy, chemicals, and resources experts to experts in today’s low-carbon energy infrastructure and technology,” he added.

Contributing to the UK’s net zero strategy

“Kintore Hydrogen is a ground-breaking project and a key demonstration of Statera’s commitment to meeting the challenge of decarbonising the UK’s energy system and industrial sectors and, in the process, providing vital energy security. We see the North East of Scotland playing a major part in the energy transition, and this project is a real opportunity to position the region at the forefront of the growth of the green hydrogen sector. We’re delighted to be working with Worley to deliver the FEED study with excellent local talent and expertise,” said Don Harrold, Project Director at Statera Energy.

“It’s exciting to be engaged with Statera in moving forward the largest renewable hydrogen project in the UK pipeline, a critical element of the UK’s net zero strategy. We recognize the importance of getting the FEED stage right and developing a safe, robust and quality solution will be an essential component of our involvement. Every aspect of our execution approach is designed to ensure safety and optimal operations. From the FEED stage, beyond construction, and through the project’s whole lifespan,” said Swan. 

Source: Worley

Petrofac has been Awarded a New Multi-Million-Pound Deal with Saipem

Petrofac has been awarded a new multi-million-pound deal with Saipem to support the decommissioning of a platform in the UK sector of the North Sea. Under the terms of the contract, the companies will work as an integrated team to prepare and remove the 20,000-tonne topside using the Saipem 7000, one of the largest semi-submersible heavy lifting vessels in the world.

Petrofac will execute the three-year project over two phases; first the preparations onboard the platform, then on the Saipem 7000 for the actual removal campaign. The scope of Petrofac’s contract includes module separation, lift point inspection, lift point installation, riser and caisson severing.

Nick Shorten, Chief Operating Officer of Petrofac’s Asset Solutions business said:

“As our sector pursues cleaner sources of energy, decommissioning is a key enabler for the transition. Supporting Saipem and their customer, we look forward to leveraging our knowledge of North Sea operations and service provision, and 20 years of decommissioning experience to deliver a safe and predictable programme that can serve as a case study for the North Sea’s transition.”

Source: Petrofac

JERA, JGC, and the PLN signed a MOU for Joint Study Related to CCS Project

JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”), JGC Holdings Corporation (“JGC”), and the Indonesian state electricity company (“PLN”) have signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) committing to the launch of a joint study aimed at the introduction and commercialization of carbon capture and storage (CCS*) projects at thermal power plants owned by PLN subsidiaries in the Republic of Indonesia (“Indonesia”).

The government of Indonesia has established the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, so decarbonization of the electricity sector, which accounts for about 40% of the country’s CO2 emissions, is an important issue.

The MOU stipulates that the three companies will consider the introduction of CCS at the Indramayu Coal-Fired Power Plant and the Tambak Lorok Gas-Fired Power Plant, both owned by PLN subsidiaries, studying their potential as CCS projects by evaluating technical issues and business feasibility, investigating legal regulations, and identifying issues. JERA has overall responsibility for the joint study and will conduct market research related to CCS projects, evaluate feasibility, and research the legal system, while JGC will consider CCS storage technologies and estimate costs. PLN will provide data related to the power plants where the introduction of CCS is being considered and coordinate with related local organizations.

Furthermore, the study was selected for, and will be subsidized through, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s “Feasibility Study Project for Overseas Development of HighQuality Energy Infrastructure (Projects to Study the Promotion of Overseas Infrastructure Development by Japanese Corporations)” for fiscal 2023 (2 August 2023 METI press release).

JERA has been working to support Indonesia’s energy transition, carrying out studies and providing other support aimed at drawing up a decarbonization roadmap for the country’s power sector (25 November 2021 press release). As a global company providing cuttingedge solutions to the world’s energy issues, JERA contributes to healthy growth and development in Indonesia, Asia which includes e.g. Viet Nam, Philippine, Bangladesh and Thailand, and the world by offering a platform for supplying clean energy through a combination of renewable energy and low-carbon thermal power.

The JGC Group is working toward the commercialization of CCS in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and other countries in Southeast Asia. Based on the group’s wealth of experience in constructing CCS facilities, in its medium-term business plan Building a Sustainable Planetary Infrastructure 2025 JGC has committed to expand its business in the energy transition field, including CCS, and will contribute to achieving a decarbonized society and promoting a circular economy by offering a wide range of solutions.

PLN, a state-owned electricity company, plays a crucial and predominant role in ensuring a stable power supply for all of Indonesia. As the Indonesian government stated to achieve net zero emission by 2060, PLN has also announced enhancement of net zero emission and low carbon emission fuel business.

Source: JGC

Chiyoda Awarded EPC Contracts for Two Large-scale Battery Energy Storage Facilities

Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) has announced that it is currently in the construction phase of two large-scale battery energy storage Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) facilities for ENEOS CORPORATION at their Muroran Plant in Hokkaido and Osaka International Refining Co. Ltd (part of ENEOS Group) refinery in Ichihara, Chiba.

Battery energy storage is required in Japan to address electrical power output fluctuations destabilizing the supply and demand balance, and expand the use of renewable energy towards the realization of a decarbonized society.

Chiyoda‘s project management capabilities, design optimization experience using equipment safety assessment methods and experience in previously constructing one of the world’s largest battery energy storage facilities in Hokkaido were key factors for the award of the contracts.

Chiyoda are an integrated engineering company engaged in EPC projects around the world and, through ongoing development of proprietary technologies, will continue contributing to the realization of a sustainable society in line with our purpose of ‘Enriching Society through Engineering Value’.

Source: Chiyoda Corporation

Lamprell Awarded Two EPCI Contract Within GCC

Lamprell has announce that it has been awarded two Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contracts earlier in 2023 to be delivered within the GCC.

The scope of work for the large and very large contracts consists of a total of six offshore jackets, three offshore production decks, and associated pipeline and subsea cables.

Lamprell CEO Ian Prescott said: “We are delighted to have received two EPCI contract awards recently. Our business development team has been working closely with our client over the past few months to secure these awards. Following the steel-cutting ceremonies for each project, our operations team in Hamriyah has kicked off fabrication, and work is well underway.”

Source: Lamprell

L&T Construction Awarded Contracts for its Water & Effluent Treatment (WET) Business

The WET business has secured an Engineering, Procurement and Construction order from the Public Health Engineering Department, Rajasthan to construct a Water Supply Project for 648 villages of the District of Chittorgarh from the Chambal River under the Jal Jeevan Mission (Package-I)

The scope of the project includes Intake Structures, 3 Water Treatment Plants of aggregate capacity 175 MLD, Transmission and Distribution pipelines of 1800 Km, 13 Clear water reservoirs of aggregate capacity 21600 KL, 13 Pump House, 31 Over Head Service Reservoirs of aggregate capacity 4850 KL and 22,000 Functional Household Tap Connections along with associated Electromechanical & Instrumentation Works. The project also includes automation and SCADA work including Operation & Maintenance for 10 Years.

The business has also secured an order from the Guwahati Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Assam for Construction & Commissioning of balance works of 107 MLD Capacity South Guwahati West Water Supply Project. The scope of work includes 84 Kms of DI pipeline, 3 Kms of MS Pipeline, 4 pre-settling tanks along with associated electrical, mechanical & instrumentation works for existing WTP. The project will cater to the water demands of the western part of South Guwahati city.

Source: Larsen & Toubro

Aramco assesses possible investment in Shandong Yulong Petrochemical

Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical companies, Nanshan Group Co., Ltd., Shandong Energy Group Co., Ltd., and Shandong Yulong Petrochemical Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to facilitate discussions relating to the possible acquisition by Aramco of a 10% strategic equity interest in Shandong Yulong Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (“Shandong Yulong”), subject to due diligence, negotiation of transaction documents and required regulatory clearance. 

Shandong Yulong is currently in the process of completing the construction of a refining and petrochemicals complex that is designed to process around 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and produce a large volume of petrochemicals and derivatives. The facilities are located at Longkou, Yantai City, in China’s Shandong Province. As outlined in the MoU, Aramco would potentially supply Shandong Yulong with crude oil and other feedstock. 

Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, Aramco Downstream President, said: “As one of China’s largest refining and chemical centers, Aramco values Shandong for its current strength and future prospects. We believe this collaboration has potential to enable all parties to contribute to China’s energy security and development, and aid in navigating the energy transition. With Aramco’s long track record as a reliable supplier of energy to China, and the expertise and commitment of Shandong Province, we envision a prosperous future together.”

The MoU signing follows last month’s announcement that Aramco had signed a cooperation framework agreement with Jiangsu Eastern Shenghong Co., Ltd., (“Eastern Shenghong”) to also facilitate discussions relating to the possible acquisition by Aramco of a 10% strategic equity interest in Jiangsu Shenghong Petrochemical Industry Group Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Shenghong, subject to due diligence, negotiation of transaction documents and required regulatory clearance. 

Source: Aramco

Wood and OMV sign collaboration agreement for plastic recycling technology

Wood has signed a collaboration agreement with OMV for the commercial licensing of its innovative plastic recycling technology, ReOil. This agreement will support significant advancements in chemical-based plastic recycling, helping to build a circular economy solution for end-of-life plastics that would otherwise be sent to landfill or waste incineration.

OMV, the integrated energy, fuels & feedstock and chemicals & materials company, developed the proprietary ReOil technology to convert plastic waste into pyrolysis oil, a valuable resource primarily used to produce high-performing and sustainable plastics. ReOil offers an innovative solution to support the growth of plastic recycling – it is estimated that around 60% of plastics production will come from recycled feedstock by 2050.

Under the agreement, Wood and OMV will bring ReOil jointly to the market, combining Wood’s proprietary heater technology with OMV’s chemical recycling process. The companies have established a combined technology and engineering delivery team to support clients with the implementation of ReOil at their sites. In addition, Wood will work with ReOil licensees to provide full asset lifecycle support globally.

Craig Shanaghey, Wood’s Executive President of Projects, said: “Building on our excellent long-term relationship with OMV, we are excited to formally partner on the ReOil technology. ReOil is a proven solution to the complex problem of plastic waste and aligns with Wood’s strategic priorities to design a more sustainable future. We look forward to working with OMV to deploy this technology at scale.”

Daniela Vlad, Executive Vice President Chemicals & Materials at OMV, said: “We are delighted to enter this long-term relationship with Wood to provide a licensing offer which will further enable global licensees to make use of future circular economy solutions. This is in line with our strategic priorities to establish OMV as a leader in renewable and circular economy solutions and diversify our portfolio by entering adjacent products and business areas.”

A ReOil pilot plant has been operating in the OMV refinery in Schwechat, Austria since 2018 and has processed end-of-life plastics for more than 22,000 hours to date. A 16,000 tons per year ReOil plant is currently in construction at the same site and Wood is working with OMV on the development of an industrial-scale plant with a capacity of 200,000 tons per year.

This collaboration agreement follows a respective Memorandum of Understanding that was signed between Wood and OMV in November 2022.

Source: Wood 

Kent awarded PMC contract by RAKGAS for New Gas Pipeline

Signed at ADIPEC and as a part of its strategic development for a new gas pipeline, RAKGAS appoints Kent as the Project Management Consultant (PMC) for a new pipeline in the Northern Emirates. The pipeline will stretch from Taweelah Fujairah Pipeline to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), with a connection to the Sajaa gas storage in Sharjah.

Kent will be responsible for coordinating efforts between RAKGAS and the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study contractor, ensuring that the project’s progression remains on target and aligned with its planned objectives.

RAKGAS CEO, Chris Wood stated, “Collaborating with Kent on this project is a testament to our vision for sustainable energy supply in the region. Their expertise and experience in the UAE will steer this project to success, ensuring we deliver on our commitments for energy security in Ras Al Khaimah.”

Tush Doshi, Chief Operating Officer at Kent, added, “We are proud to partner with RAKGAS on this project, allowing us to bring our world-class PMC delivery expertise to the Northern Emirates. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with RAKGAS, as we ensure a continuous and seamless execution across leading energy projects in the region.”

This new partnership highlights Kent’s and RAKGAS’s proactive approach to addressing the region’s energy needs, reaffirming their commitment to sustainable energy solutions for the future.

Source: Kent

Petrofac has been awarded an EPC contract by ADNOC Gas for its Habshan CCUS Project

Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry, has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by ADNOC Gas for its Habshan Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) project, one of the largest carbon capture projects in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The contract is valued at more than US$600 million and involves the delivery of carbon capture units, associated pipeline infrastructure and a network of wells for carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery and injection. Located at the Habshan gas processing plant, 150 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi, the project is part of ADNOC’s accelerated decarbonisation plan.

Tareq Kawash, Petrofac‘s Group Chief Executive, said: “By accelerating plans to make energy cleaner, the UAE is investing in its future. We look forward to combining our CCUS expertise and UAE project delivery experience to support ADNOC Gas in delivering on their decarbonisation plans, maximising energy output while minimising emissions, and helping to support the UAE’s energy transition.”

Elie Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer, Petrofac Engineering & Construction, commented: “Petrofac is committed to supporting ADNOC Gas in delivering lower-carbon growth. We have over 30 years’ experience of successful delivery here in the UAE and continue to put In-Country Value at the centre of our operations, utilising the local supply chain, developing capabilities and creating new opportunities for UAE Nationals.”

Source: Petrofac 

Technip Energies Awarded EPsCm Contract for Sines Refinery in Portugal

Technip Energies has been awarded Engineering, Procurement Services and Construction Management (EPsCm) contracts by Galp for an advanced biofuels unit and a green hydrogen unit for its Sines refinery in Portugal. Both projects are part of Galp’s program to reduce the carbon footprint of the refinery and its products.

The Advanced Biofuels Unit, promoted by the joint venture of Galp (75%) and Mitsui (25%), will have a 270 ktpa capacity and will produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from bio-feedstock and waste residues and will allow Galp to avoid c. 800 ktpa of greenhouse gas emissions. For this unit, Technip Energies will work in consortium with Technoedif Engenharia, a large engineering firm in Portugal, to complete the EPsCm project.

The Green Hydrogen Unit, composed of a 100 MW electrolysis plant, will produce up to 15 ktpa of renewable hydrogen, using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers which will be supplied by Plug Power. This unit will allow the replacement of c. 20% of the existing grey hydrogen consumption of Sines refinery and will lead to greenhouse gas emissions reduction of c. 110 ktpa.

Both units represent a gross investment estimated at €650 million and will transform the Sines refinery into one of the most important low-carbon platforms in Portugal.

Marco Villa, Chief Operating Officer of Technip Energies, commented: “The Final Investment Decision for these two important projects is a major step taken by Galp to transform the refining industry in Portugal. Technip Energies, who has been supporting Galp strategy since the early phases of those two projects, is now delighted to be selected as a partner for the execution phase of both. This investment is another example of how Technip Energies enables the decarbonization of the energy industry through collaboration, innovation and technology integration”.

Source: Technip Energies

Saipem Awarded $4.1 billion Contract for Hail and Ghasha Development Project

Saipem, in consortium with National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), has signed a letter of award with ADNOC for a new contract related to the Hail and Ghasha Development Project – Package 1 in the United Arab Emirates. Saipem’s share of the contract amounts to around 4.1 billion USD. 

The project is aimed at developing the resources of the Hail and Ghasha natural gas fields, located offshore Abu Dhabi, UAE. The project scope of work encompasses the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of four drilling centres and one processing plant to be built on artificial islands, as well as various offshore structures and more than 300 km of subsea pipelines.

The award is in line with Saipem’s unique capability to deliver integrated onshore and offshore projects, providing its clients with a single and reliable interface for complex full-field developments. Saipem will leverage on its state-of-the-art shallow water offshore vessels, its advanced welding technology for corrosion resistant materials, as well as its renowned engineering expertise. Furthermore, Saipem will work with ADNOC to continue the project’s focus on biodiversity and responsible environmental stewardship.

This award reinforces Saipem’s long-standing relationship with ADNOC and further consolidates the company’s presence in Abu Dhabi, which includes an Engineering and Project Execution Centre, as well as a new Offshore Logistic base in Zayed Port.

Source: Saipem

MAIRE awarded $8.7 billion contract by ADNOC for the the HAIL and GHASHA development project

MAIRE announced that Tecnimont a part of the Integrated E&C Solutions business unit, signed a Letter of Award with ADNOC for the onshore processing plant of the Hail and Ghasha Development Project. The award was signed at ADIPEC, the world’s largest energy summit.

The Hail and Ghasha project is aimed to operate with net zero CO2 emissions, in part due to the facility’s CO2 carbon capture and recovery units, which will allow the capture and storage of CO2.

The overall EPC contract value is approximately USD 8.7 billion and project completion is expected during 2028. The scope of work includes two gas processing units, three sulphur recovery sections, the associated utilities and offsites as well as export pipelines. Tecnimont will also leverage the competences of MAIRE’s Sustainable Technology Solutions division to develop innovative digital solutions aimed at reducing emissions and optimizing energy consumption, allowing a significant efficiency of the plant in terms of opex and capex.

The engineering and procurement activities will be executed by several dedicated teams in Europe, India and the UAE, under the central coordination of MAIRE’s Milan headquarters. In particular, MAIRE’s UAE procurement hub will ensure the maximization of the local suppliers’ involvement, aimed at providing significant value to the local economy.

MAIRE has been active in the UAE since the late ‘90s, with several strategic projects in the Country for an overall total value of approximately USD 17 billion, starting from the first polyolefin plant completed in 2001 (Borouge 1). Additionally, the Group can leverage on a world class track record and experience in delivering large gas treatment plants and sulphur recovery projects.

Alessandro Bernini, MAIRE Group CEO, commented: “Today we have been awarded the largest contract ever for the MAIRE Group, a multi-billion-dollar project which will significantly boost the delivery of our 10-year strategic plan. We are honored to have achieved this great result with a leading global player such as ADNOC, as it represents further evidence of the strength of our long-lasting and fruitful relationship. This award, a landmark recognition of Made in Italy Engineering, is a demonstration not only of our leadership in sulphur recovery and in gas treatment plants but, more broadly, of our undisputed execution capabilities as well as our technological expertise in designing carbon-free industrial solutions.”

Source: Maire Tecnimont