Wood awarded a contract optimise hydrogen storage for Centrica’s Rough field

Wood has been awarded a contract by Centrica Energy Storage (CES) for the redevelopment of the UK’s Rough field in readiness for future hydrogen storage.

The Rough reservoir, located in the Southern North Sea, has been used to store natural gas safely for over thirty years and has the potential to provide over half of the UK’s hydrogen storage requirements.

The front-end engineering design (FEED) contract, awarded to Wood, entails new pipelines, a new unmanned installation, as well as onshore injection facilities at the Easington Gas Terminal, is the first step in making the field hydrogen ready.

Steve Nicol, Executive President, Operations at Wood said: “We are proud to be a part of this innovative redevelopment project, critical to both the UK’s long-term energy security and its industrial decarbonisation commitments.  Hydrogen, alongside offshore wind and carbon capture and storage is vital to the UK’s net zero ambition and will be key to decarbonising industries, transport and power.

“Wood’s strong heritage in the UK’s offshore and onshore sectors, combined with our deep domain knowledge and engineering expertise means we are uniquely placed to modify and redevelop existing infrastructure, providing safe, reliable energy for the UK’s future requirements.”

Martin Scargill, Managing Director, Centrica Energy Storage said: “We have huge ambitions for the future of Rough and our partnership with Wood is an important stepping stone on the path to realising those ambitions. We are ready to invest in futureproofing this critical asset subject to agreeing a regulatory support model that would underpin gas storage investment in the UK.”

The contract award creates around 50 new roles in the UK.

CES recently announced their ambition for the Rough field to become the largest long duration hydrogen storage facility in the world however, a final investment decision for the Rough Redevelopment project is still dependent on a government support model that would underpin gas storage investment in the UK.

Source: WoodPlc

 

Wood awarded a contract optimise hydrogen storage for Centrica’s Rough field

Wood has been awarded a contract by Centrica Energy Storage (CES) for the redevelopment of the UK’s Rough field in readiness for future hydrogen storage.

The Rough reservoir, located in the Southern North Sea, has been used to store natural gas safely for over thirty years and has the potential to provide over half of the UK’s hydrogen storage requirements.

The front-end engineering design (FEED) contract, awarded to Wood, entails new pipelines, a new unmanned installation, as well as onshore injection facilities at the Easington Gas Terminal, is the first step in making the field hydrogen ready.

Steve Nicol, Executive President, Operations at Wood said: “We are proud to be a part of this innovative redevelopment project, critical to both the UK’s long-term energy security and its industrial decarbonisation commitments.  Hydrogen, alongside offshore wind and carbon capture and storage is vital to the UK’s net zero ambition and will be key to decarbonising industries, transport and power.

“Wood’s strong heritage in the UK’s offshore and onshore sectors, combined with our deep domain knowledge and engineering expertise means we are uniquely placed to modify and redevelop existing infrastructure, providing safe, reliable energy for the UK’s future requirements.”

Martin Scargill, Managing Director, Centrica Energy Storage said: “We have huge ambitions for the future of Rough and our partnership with Wood is an important stepping stone on the path to realising those ambitions. We are ready to invest in futureproofing this critical asset subject to agreeing a regulatory support model that would underpin gas storage investment in the UK.”

The contract award creates around 50 new roles in the UK.

CES recently announced their ambition for the Rough field to become the largest long duration hydrogen storage facility in the world however, a final investment decision for the Rough Redevelopment project is still dependent on a government support model that would underpin gas storage investment in the UK.

Source: WoodPlc

Worley Awarded a FEED Contract for a Natural Gas Compression Facility in Australia

Worley has been awarded the front end engineering and design (FEED) on a new natural gas compression facility in Queensland, Australia, by Origin, as Upstream Operator of Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG).

The Angry Jungle gas field is a joint venture gas field run by multiple producers within the Surat Basin. During the FEED phase Worley will support the engineering design of the infrastructure needed to allow APLNG to capitalize on its share of coal seam gas produced within the Angry Jungle gas field.

The overall project infrastructure includes an in-field compression facility, low pressure gathering pipeline, and ancillary services. Worley has been engaged to deliver an initial scope focused on the booster compression facility.

The FEED phase award is the result of successful concept and pre-FEED studies previously undertaken by Worley Consulting. These preliminary studies provided a shortlist of potential options and allowed APLNG to select the most optimal infrastructure option for their unique requirements.

“We’re helping APLNG access its share of Angry Jungle gas production in an efficient and timely manner. Our team has been adding value by assessing different sustainable options that enhance production while reducing capex and opex to maximize economic return and we look forward to continuing our support through this next phase,” said Mark Accadia, Worley Location Director, Australia East, PNG and Mongolia.

Source: Worley

Technip Energies Awarded a Contract for IOCL’s Naphtha Cracking Unit in India

Technip Energies has been awarded a significant contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the license, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply and related services for the 1500 kta Paradip naphtha cracker unit (PDNCU) block of the grassroot petrochemical complex in Paradip, India. 

The petrochemical complex will be integrated to the existing 15 million tons/year refinery and will be one of four proposed Petroleum, Chemicals & Petrochemical Investment Regions in India. The petrochemical complex shall include a world-scale cracker unit along with downstream process units producing several petrochemical products.

In addition to the naphtha cracker technology, Technip Energies will provide key proprietary equipment, including proprietary separation trays technology Ripple Tray™ and catalyst. 

Bhaskar Patel, SVP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals & Circularity at Technip Energies, stated: “We are once again delighted to be entrusted by Indian Oil Corporation Limited for their mega cracker project in Paradip. Our proven ethylene technology and legacy work on mega crackers are important differentiators for our clients. We look forward to delivering this significant project which illustrates our commitment to India.”

Source: Technip Energies

Technip Energies and KPSP sign a long-term services agreement with KPO for the development of the Karachaganak field in Kazakhstan

Technip Energies through its joint-venture TKJV LLP with KPSP, announced the signing of a long-term services frame agreement with Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) for the development of the Karachaganak Field, located in northwest Kazakhstan near Aksai. 

This five-year agreement covers a comprehensive range of services, from consulting and concept to detailed engineering, aimed at optimizing and expanding the existing facilities and infrastructure of one of the largest oil and gas condensate fields in the world. The project will be executed through TKJV LLP, Technip Energies’ locally incorporated joint venture established in 2019 to serve the Kazakh market by leveraging its engineering and technology capabilities.

Charles Cessot, SVP of T.EN X Consulting and Products, commented: “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with KPO through this engagement. The trust placed in us for this project demonstrates our expertise and operational quality for many years in Kazakhstan. This project aligns perfectly with our ambition to provide cutting-edge and efficient consulting services.”

Nour Abou Jaoudé, CEO & Chairman of TKJV LLP, declared: “This is a collaboration for success. We are deeply honored and humbled by the trust that KPO’s CEO, Mr. Marco Marsili, and H.E. the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almassadam Satkaliyev, have bestowed upon us. We are fully committed to supporting the localization of complex engineering services as part of the country’s ambitious local content development plans and specially on such an important project for the Kazakh energy sector and economy.”

Source: Technip Energies

McDermott Awarded an ECI Agreement from Abraxas Power for the EVREC Project in Canada

McDermott has been awarded an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) agreement from Abraxas Power Corporation for the Exploits Valley Renewable Energy Corporation (EVREC) project located in Central Newfoundland.

The project represents Canada’s first commercial green hydrogen and ammonia production facility and will include the development of up to 530-turbine wind farm with the ability to generate 3.5 gigawatt (GW) of electricity and 150 megawatt (MW) solar photo voltaic (PV). The facility will have the capacity to produce 165kta of hydrogen and 5000 metric tons per day of ammonia.

“The agreement is testament to McDermott’s industry-leading delivery and installation expertise, and the breadth of our capabilities across the energy transition,” said Rob Shaul, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Low Carbon Solutions. “Our century of experience, from concept to completion, and integrated delivery model, means we can offer Abraxas a repeatable modular implementation solution that is expected to drive cost savings, reduce risk and provide quality assurance.”

Under the scope of the agreement, McDermott will provide front-end engineering design (FEED), engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) execution planning services, and open book EPC cost estimate for the hydrogen production, ammonia processing, and product storage portion of the project.

The work will be led from McDermott’s Houston office with support from its Gurgaon office in India.

Source: McDermott

KT Kinetics has been awarded a $400 million EPC contract by HOLBORN to develop the HVO Complex in Germany

MAIRE announced that KT – Kinetics Technology (Integrated E&C Solutions), also leveraging the technological know-how of NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), has been awarded by HOLBORN Europa Raffinerie GmbH (HOLBORN) an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project to develop an Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) complex inside the existing HOLBORN’s refinery in Hamburg, Germany.

Once completed, the plant will produce approximately 220,000 tons per year of high-quality renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using waste and residues feedstocks, biomasses and the residues of the agribusiness industry, as well as low carbon hydrogen.

The plant is expected to be operational in early 2027, including the pre-treatment and HVO units, and the interconnecting infrastructure with the existing facilities. The award has a value of around USD 400 million.

HVO, also known as renewable diesel, is a fuel made from waste and residue feedstocks, which is processed to have the same chemical properties of fossil-based diesel, with the advantage of decreasing the reliance on petroleum and reduce the environmental impact. It is used worldwide as a drop-in biofuel in diesel vehicles with no engine modifications. Furthermore, renewable diesel can drastically abate greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil-based diesel, meeting the sustainability criteria of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED III).

MAIRE will leverage both its Sustainable Technology Solutions’ technological know-how as well as its Integrated E&C Solutions’ engineering and execution distinctive capabilities to deliver an HVO complex which will bring several advantages in terms of operational efficiency and carbon footprint reduction to HOLBORN Refinery.

Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of MAIRE Group, commented: “This important success confirms the pivotal role of MAIRE Group in the Energy Transition, and its ability to take on the decarbonization challenges in hard-to-abate sectors, by leveraging on its unparalleled technological portfolio and know how integrated by world-class engineering and execution capabilities.”

Source: KT Kinetics

Wood Awarded $46 million Contract by TotalEnergies in Iraq

Wood has been awarded a new $46 million, three-year contract by TotalEnergies in Iraq.

Wood will provide front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design, procurement support, and construction and commissioning assistance for the first phase of the Associated Gas Upstream Project, part of the Gas Growth Integrated Project (GGIP) in Southern Iraq.

The GGIP includes the recovery of gas currently flared in the Basra region to supply power generation plants, along with the construction of a seawater treatment unit and a 1GW solar power plant.

Shaun Dewar, Senior Vice President of Operations, Middle East and Africa at Wood said, “We are proud to support TotalEnergies on this project, which aligns with our shared commitment to pursue a secure and sustainable energy supply. We have a long-standing history of delivering engineering and consulting services in the region and this contract reaffirms our reputation for excellence.

“This project will improve environmental sustainability through emissions reduction efforts. As part of this agreement, Wood will also continue to invest in local employment and skills development in the Basra region.”

The contract will be delivered by Wood’s teams in Basra and Dubai, creating 100 new positions. Wood currently employs over 1,300 people in Iraq and the UAE.

Source: WoodPlc

JGC, Technip Energies and NMDC Energy awarded a major contract for ADNOC’s Ruwais LNG project

JGC Holdings Corporation has announced that JGC Corporation in partnership with Technip Energies and NMDC Energy, have been awarded a contract by ADNOC for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the lower-carbon Ruwais LNG project, located in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Abu Dhabi.

The project will consist of two natural gas liquefaction trains with a total LNG production capacity of 9.6 Mtpa. The plant will use electric-driven motors instead of conventional gas turbines and will be powered by clean energy.

The plant is set to be the first LNG export facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to run on clean power, making it one of the lowest-carbon intensity LNG plants in the world.

The project will more than double ADNOC’s LNG production capacity, aligning with global natural gas demand and the shift towards decarbonization.

Farhan Mujib, Representative Director, President of JGC, commented, “We are highly honored to have been awarded in this innovative lower-carbon LNG project, which will be the next generation of energy security and sustainability. We commit to leveraging our capabilities and experience for the lower-carbon Ruwais LNG project, bringing our proven track record in the LNG field. We are convinced this will contribute to the success of the project and enhance economic growth in the UAE.”

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, commented, “We are honored to have been awarded by ADNOC the Ruwais LNG project, a pioneering initiative in the LNG sector. By powering electrified LNG trains with nuclear energy, this project sets a new standard for energy security and sustainability. By leveraging our low-carbon and electrified LNG leadership we will support ADNOC’s position as a reliable global natural gas supplier and commitment to decarbonization.”

Ahmed Al Dhaheri, CEO of NMDC Energy, commented, “We are proud to be entrusted by ADNOC with the Ruwais LNG project, which strengthens our position in the UAE’s energy landscape and underscores our dedication to advancing the country’s sustainable development. Utilizing nuclear energy for LNG production not only sets a new international standard for low-emission energy, but also aligns with the UAE’s strategy for a sustainable future.”

Source: JGC

QatarEnergy Plans for an Innovative Salt Plant Project

QatarEnergy has announced plans to build a salt production plant in the Um Al Houl area in Qatar through a joint venture by Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company (MPHC), Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Co. (QIMC), and other strategic partners.

Endorsed as part of QatarEnergy’s TAWTEEN localization program, the new plant will be built at an estimated cost of about one billion Qatari Riyals. It will ensure Qatar’s self-sufficiency by producing both industrial and table salts to meet local market demand as well as for regional and international export. The plant will produce industrial salts necessary for the petrochemical industry as well as Bromine, Potassium Chlorides, and demineralized water, which will allow for product diversification and additional economic growth and enhance the circular economy.In remarks on the announcement, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy said, “This project constitutes a milestone step in our ongoing efforts to support industrial localization and to promote sustainable practices within Qatar’s energy sector. It embodies our commitment to innovation and economic growth, that are core tenets of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.” His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi added: “QatarEnergy is proud to support this initiative through our TAWTEEN program, enhancing our local industrial capabilities and contributing to environmental sustainability. By transforming waste into a valuable resource, we are setting new benchmarks for industrial efficiency and economic resilience. This is a major step in QatarEnergy’s broader strategy of enhancing local supply chains and increasing industrial self-sufficiency.”

This innovative project, will utilize reject water recovery from reverse osmosis (RO) desalination units, hence, transforming reject water from desalination processes into a valuable resource. With a production capacity totaling one million tons per annum, the project will add new value to Qatar’s economy and industrial development by reducing reliance on imported raw materials since it imports about 850,000 tons of table and industrial salts annually. 

As a part of the TAWTEEN program, the project benefits from initiatives aimed at boosting local content and supporting the growth of local industries. This collaboration demonstrates a robust public-private partnership aimed at achieving strategic national objectives.

TAWTEEN has already allocated 78 investment opportunities as part of its announced target of 100 opportunities to support the localization of services and industries in Qatar’s energy sector. As part of this effort, TAWTEEN has already created 7,000 white collar jobs since it was launched in 2019.

Source: Qatar Energy

Baker Hughes Awarded Major Integrated Solutions Contract for Petrobras’ Offshore Fields

Baker Hughes an energy technology company, announced a significant order from Petrobras for workover and plug and abandonment (P&A) services in pre-salt and post-salt fields offshore Brazil.

The multi-year project, set to start in the first half of 2025, will be managed with Baker Hughes’ integrated solutions portfolio to optimize performance for Petrobras. Baker Hughes’ integrated approach will deploy wireline, coiled tubing, cementing, tubular running, wellbore intervention, fishing, and geosciences services in all of Petrobras’ offshore fields. The agreement also includes Baker Hughes remedial tools, completion fluids and production chemicals.

“Baker Hughes brings to this important project a comprehensive technology portfolio, a deep understanding of localization, and a rich history of working in Brazil,” said Maria Claudia Borras, executive vice president, Oilfield Services & Equipment at Baker Hughes. “Flawlessly integrating these capabilities will be essential to the success of the project. Our expertise in integrated solutions is the foundation for efficiently taking energy forward in Brazil.”

To support the project and help advance Latin America’s energy landscape, Baker Hughes will expand its Macaé (Rio de Janeiro) facilities to include coiled tubing and tubular running services, contributing to the further growth of Brazilian industry and its workforce.

Source: Baker Hughes

Wood completes FEED for Aramco’s carbon capture hub

Wood has completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) scope for the first phase of Aramco’s Accelerated Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ACCS) project in Saudi Arabia, expected to be the world’s largest carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) hub, upon completion.

With an ambition to further reduce carbon emissions from its upstream operations, the first phase of the ACCS project intends to capture carbon emissions from Aramco gas plant facilities near Jubail, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia, as well as from third-party emitters.

Wood designed the greenfield dehydration and compression facilities and the large pipeline network, including a 200+ kilometre dense-phase CO2 pipeline for the ACCS project, which aims to transport 9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of emissions and sequester it within onshore geological storage by 2027. Aramco plans to store up to 14 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of CO2 equivalent by 2035 – contributing towards the Kingdom reaching its CCUS goal of 44 MTPA by 2035.

Craig Shanaghey, Wood’s Executive President of Projects, said: “We are proud to be at the forefront of designing the future of energy by leveraging our 20 years of experience in carbon capture engineering to bring the ACCS project to life, supporting Aramco as our long-term client on its energy security and transition ambitions.

“The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has underlined the significant role CCS can potentially play in helping to reach the 2-degree goal set out in the Paris Agreement, and it is investments like this world-leading project that can support that progress and make a tangible difference to reduce the carbon emissions of heavy industries.”

The FEED has been delivered by around 200 engineers from across Wood’s global Projects and Consulting business units.

Source: WoodPlc

Technip Energies and Turner Industries Awarded Contract by ExxonMobil for Louisiana Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project

Technip Energies in consortium with Turner Industries, has been awarded the EPC contract by ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions Onshore Storage LLC. Technip Energies will oversee the engineering and procurement while Turner Industries will be responsible for the construction.

The contract covers ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions’ plans for the delivery of a Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS) system that could condition, compress, and transport, for eventual storage, up to 800,000 metric tons per year of CO2 from a manufacturing plant located in Convent, Louisiana, and owned by Nucor Corporation, North America’s largest steel producer and recycler.

The Nucor manufacturing site produces direct reduced iron (DRI), a raw material that is mixed with recycled scrap at Nucor steel mills, which make higher grades of steel products, including automobile parts, household appliances, and tools and machinery. The CCUS system is designed to enable the Nucor facility to produce DRI with up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions than traditional blast furnace iron production.

ExxonMobil selected Technip Energies to perform the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), and together with Turner Industries worked to solidify the EPC execution approach.

Christophe Malaurie, SVP Decarbonization Solutions of Technip Energies, commented: “This award is a testament of our leading expertise in delivering efficient CCUS solutions. By supporting ExxonMobil’s planned emissions reduction project at the Nucor direct reduced iron plant, we together with our partner Turner Industries, are directly contributing to emissions reductions of hard-to-abate industries.”

Mark Brittain, President of Construction for Turner Industries, said: “Building on our history of successful collaborations with ExxonMobil, Turner Industries is honored to contribute to this significant carbon capture and storage project. This aligns with our commitment to delivering innovative solutions in the carbon capture and storage space and advancing sustainable industrial processes. We are excited to partner with Technip Energies and ExxonMobil on this critical project, leveraging our construction expertise to support Nucor Corporation’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.”

Source: Technip Energies

Técnicas Reunidas and Ansaldo Energia Consortium awarded a hydrogen-ready combined cycle plant project by RWE in Germany

RWE, one of the leading European power producers, has awarded to a consortium consisting of Técnicas Reunidas and Ansaldo Energia the project for the construction of a large 800 MW hydrogen-ready combined cycle plant (CCGT) at the Gersteinwerk site, in the Münster region.

The plant will be able to use 50% vol hydrogen at the time of its commissioning, planned for 2030, and exclusively hydrogen later on. 

This facility is part of RWE’s ongoing effort to contribute to the German government’s plan to complete the decommissioning of all coal-fired power plants, ideally to be achieved by 2030.

This CCGT is of the same type and capacity as the one that RWE is planning for its Weisweiler site, in the Rhineland region, which the German company also awarded to a consortium of Técnicas Reunidas and Ansaldo Energia last year.

According to the recently presented plans for the construction of a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany, the Gersteinwerk plant will be located close to a hydrogen transport pipeline in the future. 

The German government has announced that its power plant strategy will soon include a regulatory framework for the tendering of hydrogen-ready gas-fired power plants.

The approval planning services for the plant are already underway by the consortium formed by Técnicas Reunidas and Ansaldo Energia. 

The scope of Técnicas Reunidas’ works will include the design engineering of the project, the supply of equipment and the construction, commissioning and start-up of the plant. 

Ansaldo Energia will supply the gas turbine and the steam turbine, their corresponding generators, the heat recovery boiler and other equipment.

Gonzalo Pardo, Director of Energy Transition Business Development at Técnicas Reunidas, has stressed that this project “is part of the solid experience accumulated by our company in the development of facilities using new fuels, such as hydrogen, which are essential for the energy transition. It is also an example of the strong boost that we are currently giving to our decarbonisation activities, mainly through track, our new energy transition strategy, launched last year. Furthermore, our efforts in this area of activity are going to be substantially reinforced in the framework of our new SALTA strategic programme, presented on last March 23rd during our Capital Markets Day held in Abu Dhabi”. 

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

TotalEnergies Signs Two New LNG Contracts with IOCL and Korea South East Power

TotalEnergies in line with its strategy to grow its liquefied natural gas (LNG) business has announced the signing of two new LNG medium- and long-term contracts in Asia.

First agreement is a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) for the delivery to India of up to 800,000 tons per year of LNG for ten years from 2026.

Second is an agreement (HoA) with Korea South-East Power for the delivery to South Korea of up to around 500,000 tons per year of LNG for five years from 2027.

These agreements allow TotalEnergies to secure medium-term outlets for its global LNG supply portfolio. They also strengthen the Company’s footprint in Asian markets, where it is particularly committed to supporting its customers with their decarbonization strategies.

“We are delighted to have been selected by IOCL and Korea South-East Power to supply LNG to India and Korea. These contracts enable us to contribute to the energy security and transition of these countries, to which we have an enduring commitment,” said Gregory Joffroy, Senior Vice President, LNG at TotalEnergies.

Source: TotalEnergies

Subsea7 awarded four PLSV contracts in Brazil worth $1.25 Billion

Subsea7 has announced that it has been awarded four long-term day-rate contracts by Petrobras for pipelay support vessels (PLSVs) commencing in 2025. The contracts have a combined value of over $1.25 billion and will be recorded in the backlog in the second quarter.

The contracts for Seven Rio, Seven Cruzeiro and Seven Sun comprise a firm three-year period while the award for Seven Waves comprises a firm four-year period.

Yann Cottart, Vice-President Brazil, said: “Subsea7 is pleased to extend its successful, long-term relationship with Petrobras that has covered both day rate PLSV activities and major greenfield projects since 1998. We look forward to continuing to work together to deliver complex and challenging deepwater developments with high standards of safety and reliability.”

Source: Subsea7