L&T Construction Wins a Mega EPC Order for establishing Largest Renewable Generation Plant in UAE

The Renewable EPC arm of Larsen & Toubro’s Power Transmission & Distribution business has been chosen as the turnkey Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contractor to establish a 1800 MWac Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The project is the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This plant will reduce around 2.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

Spread over 20 sq km, the project will become operational in three phases. In addition to the Photovoltaic plant, the scope includes related evacuation and interconnection arrangements including two Gas Insulated Substations, high voltage underground cabling and medium voltage distribution networks.

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, has signed the Power Purchase Agreement with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to develop the project. DEWA will retain a 60% stake in the project and be the sole off-taker of the power generated from the plant.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. It has a planned production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030 and when completed, it will save over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The Solar Park is a crucial component in both the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and DEWA’s strategic initiative for Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Commenting on the development Mr. T. Madhava Das, Whole-Time Director & Sr. Executive Vice President (Utilities), Larsen & Toubro said, “We thank Masdar and DEWA, who are our longstanding customers, for their support in this project. We are committed to bringing in our innovative renewable energy solutions and project management expertise to speed up energy transition in the region which is pursuing economic development combined with sustainable practices”.

Source: Larsen & Toubro

Doosan Enerbility Wins Order for 380MW Ultra-Large Gas Turbine Project

Doosan Enerbility is winning a growing number of new orders for its gas turbines which were developed using homegrown technology, leading to solidification of its leadership position in the Korean domestic gas turbine market.

Doosan Enerbility announced that it had signed a supplier agreement valued to be approximately KRW 280 billion with Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) to supply the main components for the Andong Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit 2. In attendance at the signing ceremony, which was held at the InterContinental Seoul, were key figures from both companies including Seung Woo Lee, President & CEO of KOSPO, and Yeonin Jung, Vice Chairman & COO of Doosan Enerbility.

The Andong Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit 2, which is set to have a capacity of 569MW, is slated to be built by December 2026 in Pungsan-eup of North Gyeongsang Province’s Andong City.  Doosan Enerbility will be supplying a 380MW H-class* ultra-large** gas turbine that was developed using homegrown technology, as well as a steam turbine and heat recovery steam generator(HRSG).*  High-efficiency turbine model with a turbine inlet temperature in the range of 1500℃ or higher** Gas turbines can be categorized by its generation capacity into small-size (20~99.9MW), mid-size (100~214.9MW), large-size (215~299.9MW) and ultra-large (300MW+) turbines (Source: McCoy Report)

With the specific aim of promoting the Korean gas turbine industry, Doosan Enerbility has been engaged in a close partnership with KOSPO, which currently operates the largest number of gas turbines in Korea.  Since 2018, the two companies have been jointly carrying out a project aimed at developing the hot components of F-class* gas turbines, with plans to execute a demonstration project at the Busan Combined Cycle Power Plant. Moreover, in 2022, Doosan had signed a contract to perform lifetime extension work on Busan Combined Cycle Power Plant’s gas turbine rotors and has also been participating in a state-led project for developing a 50% hydrogen co-fired, F-class gas turbine since last year as part of the carbon reduction efforts.* Turbine model with an inlet temperature in the range of approximately 1300~1400℃

“We find it truly meaningful to be embarking on this endeavor to expand the market for locally-developed gas turbines together with KOSPO, a company that has long worked at enhancing the competitiveness of Korea’s gas turbines,” said Yeonin Jung, Doosan Enerbility’s Vice-Chairman & COO.  “We plan to widen the scope of our partnership into the area of long-term services for gas turbines to raise the overall competency of Korea’s gas turbine sector and actively target the global market.”

In 2019, Doosan Enerbility succeeded in locally manufacturing a large-size industrial gas turbine for power generation, after which the first locally-built gas turbine was delivered to the Gimpo Combined Heat & Power Plant operated by Korea Western Power (KOWEPO). Doosan had also signed a supplier agreement last year to supply a 380MW Korean-standard gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine model, which was jointly developed with some 340 partners in the local industry-academia-research sectors as a state-led project, to Korea Midland Power(KOMIPO)’s Boryeong New Combined Cycle Power Plant. In addition, development is also underway on a 400MW ultra-large 100% hydrogen-fueled gas turbine, with the target deadline being set as 2027.

Source: Doosan Enerbility

L&T Heavy Engineering Wins Multiple Orders in Domestic and International Markets

L&T Heavy Engineering (HE)’s Modification, Revamp, and Upgrade (MRU) business segment has bagged a significant order from a key oil and gas customer in KSA for their important debottlenecking project. For the last couple of years, MRU business has concentrated on Middle East opportunities and this order is an important milestone for MRU business in the Middle East.  

In another development, the business has also been successful in winning DCU Revamp Project from one of the leading refineries in the domestic market. MRU team has also won the Coke Drum critical repair project from IOCL Gujarat Refinery. These orders reflect the customers’ faith in L&T HE’s technical capability, reliability, and commitment.

In the Process Plant Equipment overseas market, L&T HE has secured orders for several critical equipment which include 2 EO Reactors from a leading global chemical company in Thailand, Cr-Mo-V Reactors for an oil project in KSA, Large Stainless-Steel Column for NGL project in Australia and Heat Exchanger from a leading industry player in USA.

On the domestic front L&T HE received orders to manufacture VGO Reactor, Critical Cr-Mo-V Reactor, and proprietary design high pressure Heat Exchangers for a refinery project. The business also secured an order for Carbamate Condenser from RCF Mumbai for their Urea Plant.  

All the orders were won against stiff international competition, demonstrating L&T HE’s competitiveness and track record of on-time delivery and reliable performance. 

Source: Larsen & Toubro

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Deliver Two New Renewable Gas Projects for the UK

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (Switzerland, hereafter “HZI”), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Zosen Corporation and engaged in the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of Waste-to-Energy plants and renewable gas plants, has received two orders to enhance the functionality of existing biogas plants in the UK, including equipment for biomethane production, liquefied carbon dioxide (CO2), etc. The biogas plants are owned by Bio Capital Ltd. (UK, hereafter “Bio Capital”), which operates many anaerobic digestion plants in the UK. Including a previous order for another biogas plant-related equipment last September, the total number of orders received from Bio Capital is three now.

This time, two projects are awarded for biogas plants in East London and Norfolk in the east of England. For East London Biogas, HZI will deliver a gas upgrading unit (equipment to separate CO2 from biogas and produce highly purified biomethane). For a plant in Norfolk, HZI will deliver a CO2 liquefaction system. Besides, for the previous order awarded last September for Granville Eco Park in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, HZI will also deliver a CO2 liquefaction facility. For all three projects, HZI will be responsible for the engineering and procurement.

Each plant has been producing renewable gas or electricity and fertilizers from food waste. The biogas upgrading plants can produce highly purified biomethane. The CO2 separated in the upgrading process will be used by the food industry in the UK. East London Biogas plant for which HZI will deliver new equipment ©Bio Capital Ltd.

Enhancement of HZI’s business in these areas will meet the growing demand for biogas and biomethane in Europe, reduce the emissions of climate-damaging CO2, and contribute to the longterm supply of renewable energy.

Hitachi Zosen Group, under its medium-term management plan “Forward 25”, plans to invest approximately JPY75 billion to expand its biogas and other businesses. The above-mentioned orders are part of this initiative. We will continue to contribute to the realization of the circular economy by utilizing the biogas and biomethane-related technologies.

Source: Hitachi Zosen Corporation

Equinor awarded 39 new production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf

Equinor was awarded 18 production licences in the North Sea, 13 in the Norwegian Sea, and 8 in the Barents Sea. Equinor is the operator of 14 of the awarded licenses, and a partner in 25.

“We are pleased with the award. These licences give Equinor and our partners new opportunities to further develop the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) as an energy province. We are familiar with the geology and confident that we will make new discoveries,” says Jez Averty, Equinor’s senior vice president for subsurface, the Norwegian continental shelf.

Continued active exploration is necessary in order to reduce the production decline that will occur on the NCS. Phasing in oil and gas from new discoveries will secure long-term activity and contribute to energy security in the European and UK energy transition,” Averty says.

In Norway, Equinor is the operator of 35 offshore platforms with low production emissions, and processing and export infrastructures that have largely been paid off. Infrastructure-led discoveries can be rapidly developed, at low cost, and with low greenhouse gas emissions from production and transportation.

“We are modernising the infrastructure on the NCS with an eye to the energy transition. Based on our plans for electrification and continued cuts in our own greenhouse gas emissions, the production from new discoveries in brownfield areas will not increase our production and transportation emissions. For discoveries that will require new development solutions, we will aim at technological solutions with low emissions. Equinor’s energy transition plan, committed to cutting emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, also includes phasing in production from new discoveries,” says Averty.

The authorities increased this year’s round of awards by 92 blocks in the northwest of the Norwegian Sea and west of the Barents Sea.

“Equinor’s Snøhvit Future and Johan Castberg projects are underdevelopment in the North. We now focus on exploration to uncover the potential for gas in the Barents Sea, working closely with Vår Energi and Aker BP to explore as much as possible with good rig utilisation,” adds Averty.

Source: Equinor 

Técnicas Reunidas & Sinopec awarded two contracts worth $3.3 billion by Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco, one of the world’s largest energy companies, has awarded a joint venture formed by the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas and the Chinese Sinopec Engineering Group the development of new Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) fractionation facilities in Saudi Arabia. The works will be developed on the basis of two EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracts for the execution of Riyas NGL Fractionation Trains (Package 1) and Riyas NGL Common Facilities (Package 2), which includes utilities, storage, and export facilities. Total investment arising from these two contracts amounts to more than 3.3 billion USD. Since the joint venture is 65% owned by Técnicas Reunidas and 35% by Sinopec Engineering Group, the Spanish company is entitled to more than 2.15 billion USD of this total amount.

Function of the new facilities

The primary objective of the project is to enable the fractionation of NGLs, thus producing ethane, propane, butane, and pentane.

Scope of the contracts

The new facilities to be developed by Técnicas Reunidas and Sinopec Engineering Group will fractionate 510 thousand barrels per day (MBD) of NGLs. The two trains of the Package 1 will process 255 MBD each, and will include fractionation, treatment, dehydration and refrigeration units. The common facilities of Package 2 will provide feed and product surge storage, chemicals storage and utilities including, although not limited to, steam and condensate recovery systems, utility water, plant, instrument air and nitrogen systems, machinery cooling water, drainage and flare systems. The expected duration of the project is about 46 months for Package 1 and about 41 months for Package 2, with a total maximum level of 575 engineers, of which more than 70% will be from Técnicas Reunidas.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

Eni, KazMunayGas ink deal for hybrid renewables-gas power project in Kazakhstan

Eni Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi and Chairman of the Board of KazMunayGas (KMG), Magzum Mirzagaliyev, signed in Rome a Joint Confirmation agreement on an innovative 250 MW Hybrid Renewables-Gas Project in Zhanaozen City, Mangystau Region, in Kazakhstan. The signature took place during the official visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, to Italy.

Eni and KMG confirmed their readiness to proceed to the project’s implementation phase, which will supply KMG facilities in the area with low-carbon, stable electricity produced from solar and wind, and will be balanced with additional capacity from a gas power plant. The project leverages Eni’s international industrial expertise and pioneers the hybrid combination of state-of-the-art renewable power plants, developed by Eni’s subsidiary Plenitude in cooperation with KMG, and gas power plants for balancing capacity.

Eni also signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna (SK) on additional energy transition projects, including the potential replication of the hybrid renewables model in other regions of Kazakhstan, the assessment of mineral initiatives and the development of other carbon emission reduction technologies.

Furthermore, Eni signed another strategic Cooperation Agreement with the national gas company of Kazakhstan, QazaqGaz (SK’s portfolio company), focused on the exchange of experience among scientific, technical and research centers to develop technological innovations and human capital, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions in gas industry operations.

Eni has been present in Kazakhstan since 1992, where it is a joint operator of the Karachaganak field and an equity partner in various projects in the Northern Caspian Sea, including the Kashagan offshore field. Eni is also a joint operator, with KMG, in the exploration block Abay. Eni operates in Kazakhstan’s renewables sector through Arm Wind, a Plenitude subsidiary, with an overall installed capacity of 150 MW. 

Source: Eni

Chiyoda Awarded an EPC Contract for a new Biopharmaceutical API Manufacturing Plant

Chiyoda Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by AGC Corporation (AGC) for a new biopharmaceutical API manufacturing plant at the AGC Yokohama Technical Center, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama.

Chiyoda has been awarded the contract as part of AGC’s expansion and development of their manufacturing network as a global biopharmaceutical CDMO.

The project has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as part of its ‘Development of biopharmaceutical manufacturing sites to Strengthen Vaccine Production’ program. The new plant will house additional mammalian cell culture bioreactors, making it one of the largest sites for mammalian-based manufacturing in Japan, will include facilities in the leading-edge field of mRNA pharmaceuticals and gene and cell therapies and will introduce dual-use facilities that can manufacture vaccines in the event of a pandemic

As one of Chiyoda’s four new business domains, its life sciences business contributes to society’s health and safety and is rapidly increasing in importance due to the changing needs of the bioindustry.

Through the execution of this project supporting the development of domestic biopharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities which currently rely on overseas CDMOs, Chiyoda continues contributing to the realization of a sustainable society in line with our purpose of ‘Enriching Society through Engineering Value’

Source: Chiyoda Corporation

Tecnimont Wins FEED Contract For Green Ammonia Plant In Norway

MAIRE announces that Tecnimont (Integrated E&C Solutions business unit) has been awarded a FEED contract by Fortescue, a global green technology, energy, and metals company, for a green ammonia plant to be located in the Nordgulen fjord in Norway.

The scope of work entails the design of electrolyzer integration, the air separation unit for nitrogen production, the ammonia production plant, as well as its storage and ship loading facilities. As part of the agreement, Tecnimont will also submit an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction proposal for the realization of the plant.

The facility will produce green ammonia through electrolyzers that will use renewable hydropower for hydrogen production. Unlike other renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, hydropower is stable over time, greatly simplifying the configuration and operation of the plant as well as its efficiency.

The plant aims to ship the resulting green ammonia to domestic and European markets, contributing to the decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries. These objectives align with both Norwegian and European ambitions of accelerating the green energy market.

Alessandro Bernini, MAIRE CEO, commented: “We are proud to support Norway with this new sustainable initiative aimed at decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries, in particular the shipping sector, where ammonia is playing a pivotal role. This project is concrete evidence of our strong positioning in the energy transition thanks to our technology-driven value proposition”.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

McDermott Secures Offshore Contract for the Kasawari CCS Project in Malaysia

McDermott has been awarded an offshore contract from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) for the Kasawari Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project, located offshore Sarawak in East Malaysia.

Under the scope of the contract, McDermott will perform transportation and the structural installation of a 138-kilometer (85 miles) pipeline section, a 15,000 metric tonne (MT) CCS platform jacket, and bridge connecting to the existing central processing platform.

“Set to become one of the largest offshore CCS projects in the world, the Kasawari CCS award showcases the valuable role we have in supporting our clients through the energy transition,” said Mahesh Swaminathan, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Subsea and Floating Facilities.

The installation activities will be performed by one of McDermott’s heavy-lift and pipelay vessels.

Operated by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, the Kasawari CCS project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide volume emitted via flaring by 3.3 MtCO2e per annum.

Source: McDermott 

NMDC Signs Agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports Group

The Abu Dhabi Ports Group has signed a deal with National Marine Dredging Company Group to set up a new joint venture company that will conduct offshore surveys and subsea services in the UAE, across the GCC region, as well as in select international markets. The new joint venture titled “Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services”, will offer a unique portfolio comprising offshore surveys (geophysical and geotechnical), trenching, and dredging support services. Additionally, it will provide integrated subsea services, such as commercial diving services, remotely-operated vehicles, and unmanned inspections vessels, along with the provision of customised, cost effective and innovative solutions tailored for offshore operations related to the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors.

The deal was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO, AD Ports Group, and Yasser Zaghloul, Group CEO at National Marine Dredging Group. “Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services will deliver exceptional experience and expertise in the marine and diving services for our UAE clients to take advantage of This in turn further supports the leadership’s efforts to foster a sustainable, diversified, and knowledge-based economy,” Al Shamisi said. For his part, Zaghloul commented, “By combining our expertise with our long-term partner, AD Ports Group, the new company will offer the most advanced and innovative offshore surveys and diving solutions to different types of environments and across wider geographies. This will without a doubt contribute to NMDC Group’s ongoing growth and expansion strategy as it further strengthens its reputation as a global EPC and marine dredging major.”

Captain Ammar Mubarak Al Shaiba, CEO of Safeen Feeders and Acting CEO of the Ports Operating Company at AD Ports Group, added, “The new joint venture will take the offshore surveys and subsea services towards new horizons by combining the excellent track record of both organisations and implementing novel innovations across some of the most region’s most demanding active projects.” “We at AD Ports Group will utilise our experience and the raw talent of our professional teams to ensure our clients in the UAE, the GCC, and at the international level are furnished with unrivalled services that meet and exceed their expectations,” he noted.

Safeen Survey and Subsea Services will operate in the UAE, GCC, and global markets where both AD Ports Group and NMDC maintain a presence. These targeted global markets include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Taiwan, Sudan, Iraq, Mauritania, Mauritius, Guinea, Pakistan, and Western India.

Source: NMDC

thyssenkrupp Uhde signs Master Agreement with Ma’aden and Metso on phosphogypsum recycling and CO2 capture project

thyssenkrupp Uhde has signed a master agreement with Ma’aden (Saudi Arabian Mining Company) for the development, engineering and licensing of a calcination plant for phosphogypsum processing. The purpose of the proposed plant, to be located at Ma’aden’s Ras al Khair site in Saudi Arabia, will be to recycle phosphogypsum and enable the capture of CO2 emissions. The joint research and development will be carried out together with thyssenkrupp Polysius and Metso Outotec.

Hassan Al-Ali, Executive Vice President, Ma’aden Phosphate: “We look forward to working with our partners to develop this unique solution, utilizing our new patented technology to reduce carbon emissions and recycle phosphogypsum into a useful resource. With this ambitious project, we will contribute significantly to the Saudi Green Initiative and create lasting impact in line with our Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”

“We are honored to be chosen by our esteemed customer to provide our technology and expertise,” said Lucretia Löscher, COO thyssenkrupp Uhde. “We are providing the innovative process to turn the phosphate industry into a circular economy. This project will be another important milestone for thyssenkrupp Uhde in enabling the green transformation of our customers.”

Currently, significant amounts of phosphogypsum are produced as a by-product of phosphoric acid production, which is essential for producing phosphate fertilizers. The options for using phosphogypsum directly are very limited due to impurities and the general properties of this material. The innovative phosphogypsum treatment process will have three major benefits: First, it converts phosphogypsum into quicklime (calcium oxide, CaO). By using alternative fuels such as hydrogen or sulfur, this calcination step is low in CO2 emissions. Additional know-how for this process is provided by thyssenkrupp Polysius, a full range-supplier of the cement and lime industry. Secondly, it enables the recovery of sulphuric acid, which can be recycled and reused as feedstock for phosphoric acid production. And thirdly, the quicklime binds CO2 through a carbonization process to form limestone. The limestone can then be used, for example, in the construction industry or for cement production.

Source: thyssenkrupp Uhde

Chiyoda, Kawasaki, Toyo & JGC signs an agreement for Liquified Hydrogen Supply Chain FEED

Chiyoda Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Toyo Engineering Corporation, and JGC Corporation have signed a joint venture agreement to enhance the front-end engineering design (FEED) execution for a liquefied hydrogen supply chain in development by Japan Suiso Energy, Ltd. (hereinafter, “JSE”). With Kawasaki as leader,

The four companies will conduct the required FEED aimed to realize a demonstration of commercial operations for hydrogen liquefaction facilities (two plants capable of processing 60 tonnes per day), onshore liquefied hydrogen storage tanks (five tanks with a capacity of 10,000m3 each), export terminal facilities for large liquefied hydrogen carriers, and related facilities at the liquefaction and export terminal in Hastings, Victoria, Australia. Furthermore, the companies will determine the optimal equipment requirements, specifications, costs, among others, for demonstration tests for the commercialization of JSE’s liquefied hydrogen supply chain.

Moving forward, Kawasaki will combine its technologies and skills in the areas of liquefied hydrogen storage, handling, and transport, drawing on the extensive accumulated experience and technical knowledge that TOYO, JGC and Chiyoda possess in the area of overseas plant design and construction. The goal is to accelerate FEED aimed at the creation of liquefied hydrogen supply chains, and in doing so contribute toward the realization of Japan’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

JSE is currently pursuing a NEDO Green Innovation Fund Project calling for demonstration of commercial operations of a liquefied hydrogen supply chain, with the aim of full-scale commercialization of a clean hydrogen supply chain envisioning a society which has achieved carbon neutrality and consumes large quantities of hydrogen. This is based on the Green Growth Strategy Through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050 established on December 25, 2020 and issued by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

Source: Chiyoda Corporation

Wood secures EPCC contract with bp in the North Sea, UK

Wood has been awarded a major contract to deliver topside modifications supporting bp’s latest subsea tieback in the UK North Sea.

Wood’s Operations business will deliver engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services to enhance the central processing facility of bp’s Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) production hub in the central North Sea. Repurposing of existing equipment on ETAP will be a key focus under the two-year contract to enable the platform’s connection to Murlach, bp’s two production well subsea tieback development.

Steve Nicol, Executive President, Operations at Wood said: “Working with bp for over 30 years, this contract builds on our global relationship, and we are proud to support this important project on one of their critical North Sea assets.’

Wood will deliver this under our multi-region engineering services contract, with our teams supporting efficient and safe delivery of asset repair, modifications, and enhancements on ETAP to enable production from Murlach.”

The cost reimbursable contract follows Wood’s delivery of pre-FEED and FEED work on the Murlach field, and the recent successful completion of brownfield scopes on bp’s Seagull field, another subsea tieback to ETAP that commenced production in 2023.

The Murlach project will be delivered by Wood’s teams in Aberdeen, where over 300 employees support bp contracts.

Source: Wood 

Petrofac Secures a Contract in West Africa

Petrofac has secured a three-year operations services contract from bp for its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project in Mauritania and Senegal.

The multi-million-dollar Master Services Agreement covers a wide scope of services. These include but are not limited to, onshore and offshore management and supervision, provision of personnel, and equipment maintenance.

Nick Shorten, Chief Operating Officer for Petrofac’s Asset Solutions business said: “Having supplied operation services for the floating production storage and offloading vessel and liquefied natural gas hub since 2022, and developed operational procedures in 2021, this additional scope demonstrates bp’s confidence in Petrofac and supports our selective geographic expansion strategy. We will continue to drive excellence, supporting bp to operate safely and responsibly through its ongoing operations.”

Rebecca King, VP Production, Mauritania and Senegal, bp, commented: “Petrofac already supplies the GTA project with deck crew services. This award to supply mechanical handling services across our nearshore and deepwater facilities can only strengthen our relationship.”

Source: Petrofac 

Wood to Deliver Feasibility Study for Hydrogen Pipeline in Southern Europe

Wood, the engineering and consulting company, is delivering a scope for an energy company in southern Europe that will assess the feasibility of converting 125km of natural gas pipelines for hydrogen transportation along the Mediterranean coastline.

The study will advance the energy company’s decarbonisation goals and its ambitions to become a hydrogen enabler, linking European production to demand.

Dan Carter, Wood’s President of Decarbonisation, said: “The European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative has underlined the critical role hydrogen and its associated infrastructure will play in the transition to carbon neutrality. The project is another step forward in realising the backbone vision, which aims to repurpose approximately 32,000km of natural gas transmission pipeline by 2040.

“We’re at an exciting juncture in the transition. Moving at pace, at scale and continuing to prove viability is required to meet the ambitious targets. With our vast global experience in hydrogen design, conversion and repurposing of pipelines we will support our client to innovate and harness the potential of hydrogen as a vehicle for decarbonisation.”

As further evidence of Wood leading in this area, Wood is providing front-end engineering design (FEED) for the HyNet project, the UK’s first hydrogen distribution pipeline infrastructure system. Wood is also delivering concept and FEED studies for nearly 2,000 miles of onshore low carbon pipelines in North America.

As a leader in hydrogen production technology, Wood has been supplying hydrogen production units globally for more than 60 years. With experience in carbon capture and storage, renewable power and pipelines for distribution, Wood is well positioned to support the opportunities of low carbon hydrogen energy systems.

Source: Wood

Petrofac begins FEED work for Aramis CCS project in Netherland

Petrofac has begun a multi-million-dollar front-end-engineering design (FEED) for the Netherlands’ flagship carbon transport and storage (CCS) system, Aramis. The development marks a significant step towards achieving the European Union’s decarbonisation targets announced in the European Green Deal and the Dutch Climate Agreement. 

Aramis, a joint development by TotalEnergies, Shell, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN), and Gasunie, offers a route to decarbonisation for hard-to-abate industries across the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. It seeks to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial clusters, transporting it for permanent storage in depleted offshore gas fields under the North Sea. The captured CO2 will be carried via onshore pipeline or ship to a collection hub in the Port of Rotterdam. Following temporary storage and compression, the CO2 will be carried by pipeline, designed to transport up to 22 million tonnes of CO2 annually, to several offshore facilities. Here it will be injected, via wells, into depleted gas reservoirs some three to four kilometres under the seabed. 

Multi-faceted project for its role in this multi-faceted project, Petrofac is taking overall responsibility for design of the 32” CO2 trunkline, including onshore, landfall and offshore sections, together with the offshore CO2 distribution hub platform. Petrofac will also design a CO2 pipeline linking the distribution hub to a nearby storage facility, as well as the overarching control and safety systems. 

Petrofac is collaborating with partners Peritus International and Offshore Independents in the Netherlands. Peritus International is executing the offshore trunkline design and Offshore Independents the landfall design and offshore installation analysis. Working as a fully integrated team, the project will be executed from Petrofac’s consulting hub in Woking, United Kingdom, where Peritus International is also based.

John Pearson, Chief Operating Officer, Energy Transition Projects, Petrofac
“We have a growing track record in supporting our clients in defining the infrastructure for developments across the CCS value chain – from the capture of emissions at source to the infrastructure required to transport and permanently store it. The Aramis project will be vital to the European Union reaching the goals outlined in the European Green Deal, and we are proud to be deploying our skills and experience in support.”

Source: Petrofac

TechnipFMC awarded an iEPCI contract worth US$1 billion from Petrobras for the Mero 3 project

TechnipFMC has been awarded a major integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (iEPCI™) contract by Petrobras to deliver the Mero 3 HISEP® project, which uses subsea processing to capture carbon dioxide-rich dense gases and then inject them into the reservoir.

TechnipFMC, in partnership with Petrobras, has advanced the qualification of some of the core technologies needed to deliver the HISEP® (High-Pressure Separation) process entirely subsea, several of which are proprietary and will be used in other subsea applications. These include gas separation systems and dense gas pumps which enable the injection of CO2-rich dense gas.

The Mero 3 project in Brazil’s pre-salt field will be the first to utilize Petrobras’s patented HISEP® process subsea. HISEP® technologies enable the capture of CO2-rich dense gases directly from the well stream, moving part of the separation process from the topside platform to the sea floor. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emission intensity, HISEP® technologies increase production capacity by debottlenecking the topside gas processing plant. These technologies are supported by Petrobras and its partners in the Libra Consortium.

Luana Duffé, Executive Vice President, New Energy at TechnipFMC, commented: “This is an important moment for our Company. With the HISEP® project, we will again demonstrate how our leadership in subsea processing, technology innovation, and integrated solutions can deliver real and sustainable benefits to our partners. We are honored to be trusted by Petrobras and its partners in the Libra Consortium to deliver this transformational project.”

The contract covers the design, engineering, manufacture, and installation of subsea equipment, including manifolds, flexible and rigid pipes, umbilicals, power distribution, as well as life of field services. The contract follows a tender process and aligns with research and development guidance established by the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency (ANP).

Source: TechnipFMC

Samsung Heavy Industries Secured an EPC Contract Worth $1.6 Billion for FLNG Order

Samsung Heavy Industries has secured an order worth about 2 trillion won for a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility. With this order, Samsung Heavy Industries now commands 71% of the global market share for new FLNG construction contracts.

Samsung Heavy Industries disclosed that it had signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for one FLNG unit with a North American client. The order, amounting to 2.101 trillion won (US$1.603 billion), was made via a consortium with the American design firm Black & Veatch.

Samsung Heavy Industries will handle the design and construction process of the FLNG hull and superstructure. This contract expands the company’s FLNG orders to two units, diversifying its portfolio to include marine plants in addition to LNG carriers. Previously, in January of last year, they secured a US$1.5 billion contract for one FLNG unit with Malaysia’s Petronas. This year, the company plans to continue its active bid for orders in locations like Mozambique, Africa, and the United States.

Currently, seven new FLNG units have been ordered and contracted worldwide, with Samsung Heavy Industries having secured five (71%) of these, dominating the market. FLNG facilities enable the complete on-sea processing of LNG production.

Source: Business Korea

Tecnimont Authorized to Start Engineering Works for KIMA Fertilizer Project in Egypt

Technimont has been awarded the project for a nitric acid and ammonium nitrate plant by KIMA, Egyptian Chemical Industries Company. MAIRE (MAIRE.MI) informs that Tecnimont (Integrated E&C Solutions BU) has received the advance payment and the authorization to start the engineering works, while the notice to proceed with the full Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) activities is expected by the end of June 2024.

The EPC contract was awarded to a Tecnimont-led consortium for an overall value of USD 300 million, of which approximately USD 220 million pertaining to Tecnimont.

The plant will replace the older units for the ammonium nitrate at site, significantly reducing the present greenhouse emissions thanks to state-of-the-art abatement systems improving the overall energy efficiency and environmental standards.

Once in operation in 2026, this plant will also allow to fully exploit the upstream ammonia production facility, recently built by Tecnimont and successfully started up in 2020 in the same industrial site, located in the Aswan Governorship, in Upper Egypt, thus improving the economic return of the complex. The ammonium nitrate will be used as a fertilizer both employed by local farmers to boost the productivity of their fields and exported on the international markets.

Alessandro Bernini, MAIRE CEO, commented: “We are glad to start this strategic project, which is important for the industrial plans of KIMA as well as for the development of the agricultural activities in the whole region”.

Source: Technimont

L&T Construction Wins Contract for its Power Transmission & Distribution Business In Middle East

The Power Transmission & Distribution business of L&T Construction has secured key orders in the Middle East region.

In the United Arab Emirates, the business has received an order for Engineering, Supply, Construction, Installation, Testing and Commissioning a 400/132kV Substation. The scope also includes associated Transformer, Reactor and Substation Control & Monitoring Systems (SCMS).

In Kuwait, the business has won an order to establish 400kV Overhead Transmission Lines along with associated 400kV Underground Cable interconnections. This transmission segment of more than 100KM route length will help to evacuate and generate power.

Additional orders have been won in ongoing substation orders in the region.

Source: L&T Construction