bp awards Wood multi-region contract to support efficient and safe energy production

Wood has been awarded a multi-region engineering services contract by bp to support efficient and safe energy production through the provision of asset repairs, modifications and enhancements.

The five-year reimbursable contract, valued at around $350m, will be delivered via agile working methods to optimise cost and delivery performance, enabling operational efficiencies to be realised across bp’s offshore installations.

This agreement renews Wood’s existing contracts in the regions to support bp to produce energy safely, efficiently, and reliably, as the world contends with the dual challenges of energy security and transition.

Craig Shanaghey, Executive President of Operations at Wood, said: “This opportunity is exciting for Wood because it has allowed us to think big, knowing that with bp’s own bold ambitions, we can help meet the world’s energy needs as efficiently as possible. Being able to truly leverage the breadth of experience and capability from right across our business will allow us to provide a solution that delivers transformational results.

“We have an extensive track record with bp and, for the first time, this multi-region approach allows us to combine these contracts into one single delivery model that puts exceptional execution, innovation, and simplification at its heart.“

Brian Chalmers, responsible for Wood’s global relationship with bp and President of Strategy and Development for Operations, said: “I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to drive a step change in the performance of bp’s offshore portfolio.

“We have proven that when we work in partnership, we can deliver transformational outcomes that support bp’s ambition to drive higher efficiency and productivity across their assets.”

This multi-region contract will be led by Wood’s Operations business unit with a centralised contract management team and local delivery teams, supported by Wood’s global execution centre.

Source: Wood

Saipem awarded new contracts in Ivory Coast worth approximately 1 billion euro overall

Saipem has been awarded two new contracts in Ivory Coast worth approximately 1 billion euro overall. The contracts have been assigned by the ENI Cote d’Ivoire-Petroci consortium for the Baleine Phase 1 Project, for the development of the relative oil and gas field offshore Ivory Coast located at a 1,200m water depth.

The Baleine Prospect represents the largest commercial discovery in the country in the last 20 years and it will contribute to energy production in Ivory Coast, strengthening the country’s role as a regional energy hub. Saipem contributed to the discovery of the field thanks to the drilling activities of the Saipem 10000 and Saipem 12000 vessels. 

The first contract entails Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) activities of Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) and of an onshore gas pipeline for the connection to the distribution grid.

The offshore laying of flexible lines, risers and umbilicals will be executed by Saipem’s flagship vessel FDS2 and the development of the project will be on a fast-track basis. The start of operations is planned for the fourth quarter of 2022.

The second contract – also developed with a fast-track schedule – encompasses Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning activities regarding the refurbishment of the Firenze FPSO vessel, plus 10 years of Operations and Maintenance services of the vessel.

The award of significant contracts in a new area with great potential such as Ivory Coast represents an important recognition of Saipem’s role as a contractor of excellence for the execution of complex projects requiring the integration of drilling, engineering and construction skills – both onshore and offshore – on a fast-track basis. These contracts also consolidate Saipem’s strategic positioning in West Africa.

Source: Saipem

QatarEnergy signs deal with TotalEnergies for North Field South Expansion

QatarEnergy announced that it has selected TotalEnergies as the first international partner in the North Field South (NFS) expansion project. The NFS project, which comprises 2 LNG mega trains with a combined capacity of 16 million tons per annum (MTPA), will raise Qatar’s total LNG export capacity to 126 MTPA.

The partnership agreement was signed by His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of QatarEnergy, and Mr. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and CEO of TotalEnergies, during a ceremony held today at QatarEnergy’s headquarters in Doha and attended by senior executives from both companies.

Pursuant to the agreement, TotalEnergies will have an effective net participating interest of 9.375% in the NFS project (out of a total 25% interest available for international partners) while QatarEnergy will hold a 75% interest.In his remarks during the ceremony, H. E. Minister Al-Kaabi said: “QatarEnergy is moving forward, to help meet growing global demand for cleaner energy, of which LNG is the backbone for a serious and realistic energy transition. We are committing significant investments to lower the carbon intensity of our energy products, which constitutes a key pillar of QatarEnergy’s sustainability and energy transition strategy.”

“We will continue our efforts to power lives in every corner of the world for a better tomorrow for all,” His Excellency added.H.E. Minister Al-Kaabi welcomed TotalEnergies to this new project and said “I am pleased to welcome TotalEnergies yet again as a partner in our flagship LNG projects.”

In concluding his remarks, H.E. Minister Al-Kaabi said: “I would like to thank the working teams at QatarEnergy and TotalEnergies for their excellent cooperation that led to this agreement. I also would like to thank the Qatargas leadership and project teams for their efforts in implementing the North Field expansion projects on schedule, and with an outstanding safety record. Most importantly, we are forever grateful to the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and for His unlimited support of Qatar’s energy sector.”

The North Field Expansion Project, comprising NFS and the North Field East (NFE) expansion projects, is the industry’s largest ever LNG project. It will start production in 2026 and will add more than 48 MTPA to the world’s LNG supplies. Five partnership agreements have been signed in June and July this year covering the NFE project, which comprises 4 mega LNG trains with a combined capacity of 32 MTPA.

This unique project is characterized by the highest health, safety, and environmental standards, including carbon capture and sequestration, to reduce the project’s overall carbon footprint to the lowest levels possible. Other partners in the NFS project will be announced in due course.

Source: QatarEnergy

Doosan Enerbility Signs EPC Contract for Jafurah Cogeneration Plant Project in Saudi Arabia

Doosan Enerbility announced that it had signed a contract valued at approximately KRW 540 billion for the “Saudi Arabia Jafurah Cogeneration Plant” construction with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). As the project developer, KEPCO will oversee the project development and operation, while Doosan in its role as EPC contractor will handle the overall process starting from design to the equipment supply, installation, and plant commissioning.

The Jafurah Cogeneration Plant is to be constructed at a location that is approximately 400km east of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. It is scheduled to be built by the second half of 2025, and once it is set up, it is expected to have an electric power generation capacity of 320MW and steam generation capacity of 314 tons per hour, to ensure the supply of electricity and heat to the Jafurah Gas Field.

“Following on the heels of the Ukudu Combined Cycle Power Plant project in Guam that we won in 2020, we find it truly meaningful to be able to participate in another global new build project like this as a Team Korea member,” said Inwon Park, CEO of Doosan Enerbility’s Plant EPC Business Group. “Over the next five years, as it is forecast there will be close to 30GW worth of new orders for combined cycle power plants in the Middle East region, particularly in Saudi Arabia, we plan to strengthen our market targeting efforts in this region.”

Doosan Enerbility is steadily solidifying its position in the Saudi Arabian market as made evident in how it has won over KRW 2.3 trillion worth of new build orders in the region this year alone. A contract for the construction of a casting & forging facility valued to be KRW 1 trillion was won this past February and another KRW 840 billion contract for a seawater desalination plant was won in August this year.

Source: Doosan Enerbility 

McDermott Selected for Begonia Project by TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 17/06

McDermott International has been awarded a significant contract by TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 17/06 for engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation, pre-commissioning and assistance to commissioning and start-up (EPSCI) on its Begonia Project. The Begonia field is located offshore Angola in water depth between 400 to 750 meters.

The Begonia Project will collect hydrocarbons from a reservoir, via a subsea-to-subsea tie-back to an existing floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. McDermott will provide all EPSCI services for subsea umbilicals, water injection and production flowlines. There are three production wells in total which are gathered through a multiphase production flowline, approximately 12 miles (20 kilometres) in length. The two water injection wells are connected back to an existing riser.

McDermott will utilize its diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels: The North Ocean 102 will install the umbilicals, and the Amazon will install the rigid pipelines using its world-class J-lay pipeline system and advanced technology.

“This award leverages our extensive subsea and deepwater expertise and is testament to our customer’s confidence in our newly converted, state-of-the-art Amazon vessel,” said Mahesh Swaminathan, Senior Vice President, Subsea and Deepwater for McDermott. “The Begonia Project represents our first subsea project in Angola and supports our strategic focus to grow our footprint in Africa.”

As part the company’s commitment to long-term growth and investment in Angola, McDermott plans to maximize the use of local suppliers and subcontractors throughout the project and provide training to develop a local workforce.

Project management and engineering will be executed from McDermott’s teams in London and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The fabrication will be executed locally in Angola, West Africa.

Source: McDermott

Technip Energies Awarded an EPCC Contract for YURI Green Hydrogen Project in Australia

Technip Energies leader of a consortium with Monford Group, has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by Yuri Operations Pty Ltd, to develop Project Yuri Phase 0 project which is a green hydrogen plant in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Project Yuri which is being developed in partnership with Yara Clean Ammonia and ENGIE includes a 10MW electrolysis plant and an 18 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm with its 8 MW Battery Energy System (BESS) providing the necessary energy for the electrolysis. It will produce up to 640 tonnes of green hydrogen per annum for use in the existing Yara Pilbara Ammonia Plant to produce green ammonia.

Technip Energies is responsible for the overall project management and the electrolysis plant engineering, procurement, commissioning and start up. Monford Group is responsible for the overall project construction and the PV farm engineering, procurement, commissioning and start up.

The Project has received grant funding from the Federal Government via ARENA, as part the Advancing Renewables Program and from Western Australia State Government as a part of Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Fund.

Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (“Mitsui”) has agreed to acquire a 28 per cent stake in Yuri Operations Pty Ltd subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions under its investment agreement.

Laure Mandrou, SVP Carbon-Free Solutions of Technip Energies, stated: “We are very proud to be entrusted by ENGIE and Yara to deliver this flagship project. Yuri project is an important milestone paving the way for an accelerated deployment of green hydrogen capacity to decarbonise the industry. Technip Energies is engaged in playing a leading role in this journey and this award reinforces our position as a key enabler for integrated carbon-free hydrogen solutions. With our partner, Monford Group, we offer a very robust and competitive combination and are committed to make this project a reference for the industry.”

Ciaran Shannon, Chief Commercial Officer of Monford Group, commented: “Monford Group is proud to deliver the first renewable hydrogen plant in Western Australia alongside Technip Energies unlocking the Pilbara’s renewable energy potential and leading the path to a zero-carbon future.We are privileged to be part of this cornerstone project which will set a benchmark for Australia’s Green Hydrogen ambition delivery program. Monford Group is focused on decarbonisation and this project embodies the drive and ambition of the Monford team to provide an integrated solution to renewable project delivery.”

The project has been named as YURI, and the project plan has a multi-phase (Phase 0-I-II-III) roadmap (YURI Roadmap) which aims to establish a new industry value chain, harvesting the abundant renewable power in Western Australia, to make renewable hydrogen and ammonia as feedstock for renewable chemical production, as well as renewable fuel for power generation and shipping, serving local and export markets (Asia and beyond).

Source: Technip Energies

TechnipFMC Awarded Significant Subsea EPCI Contract by TotalEnergies for Lapa North East Development

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract by TotalEnergies for its Lapa North East field in the pre-salt Santos Basin offshore Brazil.

TechnipFMC will reconfigure and install umbilicals and flexible pipe in a new configuration that will further secure the production of the field.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea, at TechnipFMC, commented: “The Brazilian offshore market is becoming more diverse with regard to work scope and customer opportunity.

On Lapa North East, we are working with a valued client with whom we have built a trusted relationship.

By offering the flexibility of a phased campaign, we are helping TotalEnergies accelerate its schedule and begin production sooner.”

Source: TechnipFMC

McDermott Awarded FEED Contract From Gunvor Petroleum

McDermott International, together with its storage business, CB&I, has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract from Gunvor Petroleum Rotterdam B.V. for the Green Hydrogen Import Terminal project. The project is part of Gunvor’s program to transform their Rotterdam facility into a green energy hub.

Under the contract scope, CB&I will provide the FEED of the ammonia tank and associated Inside Battery Limits (ISBL) equipment. McDermott will support with FEED activities for the interconnecting pipeline, tie-ins and other Outside Battery Limits (OSBL) scope. As part of the FEED, a project execution cost estimate will be developed as basis for a potential conversion into an engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contract for the implementation phase.

“After successfully completing the feasibility study in 2021, we are well positioned to execute the next phase of this important green energy project,” said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Onshore of McDermott. “Our ability to bring together McDermott’s decades of project execution experience with CB&I’s expertise in design, engineering and construction of ammonia tanks make us the ideal partner for Gunvor.”

“This project represents a vital contribution to ensuring a reliable logistical chain for the growing green hydrogen market and ultimately meeting the Netherlands 2030 climate goals,” said  Cesar Canals, Senior Vice President, of CB&I. “As a world leader in the design and build of storage terminals, CB&I, together with McDermott, bring safety, quality and assurance.”

Work on the project will be executed from McDermott’s office in The Hague, the Netherlands and CB&I’s office in Plainfield, Illinois.

Source: McDermott

Shell, EGAS and Petronas award Idku Energy Hub project FEED to Bechtel-led coalition

Shell Egypt, EGAS and Petronas have awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to a Bechtel-led coalition that includes Enppi and Petrojet to study a proposed unified power system between the onshore gas processing plant of the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt and the Egyptian LNG export terminal (ELNG) in Idku, east of Alexandria.

The FEED for the Idku Energy Hub project will explore the benefits of a One Power Hub concept, integrating the electrical power systems at the WDDM and ELNG, as opposed to having two separate systems. It seeks to increase the power saving and greenhouse gas abatement benefits of unifying the electrical power systems of the onshore plants. The synergies will include optimization of the number of running gas turbine generators, modelling the most efficient operating mode for both plants, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and economizing the fuel consumption in the entire hub.

This project is part of a wider program between the coalition and the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources aiming to decarbonize existing oil and gas facilities across the country and deliver on its climate change strategy.

“I am so proud that the oil and gas sector is contributing significantly to achieving top strategic goals: accelerating decarbonization and economizing power consumption,” His Excellency Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Eng.Tarek El-Molla said. “I am pleased that our partners are taking such initiatives to promote these priorities.”

“This project is a demonstration of our commitment to powering progress by providing more and cleaner energy,” Eng. Khaled Kacem, vice president and country chair of Shell Egypt, said. “As partners in Egypt’s journey to become a regional energy hub we are also mobilizing our efforts and expertise to support the country’s energy efficiency ambitions. This is also a significant step towards full implementation of the decarbonization Memorandum of Understanding between Shell and the Ministry that was signed earlier this year.”

“This project is an excellent example of private and public sector partnership to support Egypt’s decarbonization strategy,” Paul Marsden, president of Bechtel Energy said. “Our Bechtel team is looking forward to continuing to support Egypt’s climate change strategy.”

Bechtel, Enppi and Petrojet will execute the FEED on a fast-track basis aiming to complete the scope of work within 2022.

The project is a testimony to the operational excellence in WDDM and ELNG plants. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and optimizing fuel consumption and running hours of the rotating equipment will enhance production and reduce operating cost.

Source: Bechtel 

ADNOC Announces $548 Million EPC Contract for a New Main Gas Line at its Lower Zakum Field

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the award of a $548 million (AED2.01 billion) contract to build a new main gas line at its Lower Zakum field offshore of Abu Dhabi. The award will increase Lower Zakum field’s gas production capacity from 430 million to 700 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD), supporting ADNOC’s plans to enable gas self-sufficiency for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and cater for increasing global energy demand.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract was awarded by ADNOC Offshore to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) after a competitive tender process. Over 75% of the award value will flow back into the UAE economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program and job opportunities will be created for UAE Nationals by the contractor, providing them practical exposure in executing EPC contracts.

The new pipeline will cater for the increased volume of associated gas produced by Lower Zakum field as the field’s oil production capacity increases to 450,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025. 

Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director, said: “This contract award will enable us to produce more gas as we increase production capacity from Lower Zakum field. This will support our integrated gas masterplan which is driving competitive gas recovery to enable gas self-sufficiency for the UAE and industrial growth, while also helping to meet the increasing global demand for energy. With over 75% in-country value resulting from the award, the project will further stimulate economic growth and create opportunities for the private sector, in line with the UAE Leadership’s wise directives.”

The project will be completed in 2025 and it will see the construction of a new subsea pipeline that will run 85 kilometers from Zakum West Super Complex to Das Island. It also includes provisions to construct, install and test a new platform at the super complex as well as a new gas receiving facility at Das Island.

Ahmad Saqer Al Suwaidi, ADNOC Offshore CEO, said: “Lower Zakum is a strategic asset for ADNOC and the UAE and working with our international partners, we will continue to responsibly unlock and maximize value from the field in line with ADNOC’s 2030 smart growth strategy. This award is an important part of the long-term development plan for the field and will help strengthen ADNOC’s position as a leading low-cost and low-carbon provider of energy for customers around the world.”

ADNOC’s gas masterplan links every part of the gas value chain to further unlock Abu Dhabi’s abundant gas reserves enabling domestic gas self-sufficiency, industrial growth and diversification, as well as to meet growing global gas demand. Natural gas is playing an increasingly important role in the energy transition as both a feedstock and a fuel as it burns with significantly lower-carbon intensity than coal. 

With this award, ADNOC Offshore and its strategic international partners have invested more than $5 billion in recent weeks in the long-term development of Abu Dhabi’s offshore operations. The awards included contracts worth more than $3.4 billion awarded to ADNOC Drilling to accelerate offshore growth activities and a $1.1 billion contract awarded to ADNOC Logistics and Services to enhance offshore operations.

Source: ADNOC

Keppel awards EPC Contract to Mitsubishi, Jurong for Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready power plant

Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Limited (Keppel Infrastructure), through its wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Energy, has reached final investment decision (FID) to develop a 600MW state-of-the-art, advanced combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant, and has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific and Jurong Engineering for the construction of the plant. To be built in the Sakra sector of Jurong Island, the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be the first hydrogen-ready power plant in Singapore.

In line with Keppel’s asset-light business model, the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be owned by Keppel Sakra Cogen Pte. Ltd. (KSC)., presently a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure. It is intended that Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund LP (KAIF) (Note1) and Keppel Energy will hold 70% and 30% equity interests in KSC respectively. In addition, KSC and Keppel Energy are scheduled to enter into a turnkey contract for the development of the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant. The total investment for the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant is expected to be around S$750 million.

Running initially on natural gas as primary fuel, the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant is also designed to operate on fuels with 30% hydrogen content and has the capability of shifting to run entirely on hydrogen. In addition, as a CCGT power plant, it will be able to produce steam, for use in industrial processes for the energy and chemicals customers on Jurong Island. Expected to be completed in 1H 2026, the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be the most cutting-edge and energy efficient power plant in Singapore, which will translate into superior performance, such as lower emission intensity and higher operation flexibility. This advanced CCGT will be the most efficient among the operating fleet in Singapore and will be able to save up to 220,000 tons per year of CO2 as compared to Singapore’s average operating efficiency for equivalent power generated. Such savings in CO2 equivalent translates to taking about 47,000 cars off the road per year.

A long-term service (LTS) contract for major maintenance of the turbine was also awarded to Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific.

With the energy sector accounting for almost 40% of Singapore’s carbon emissions(Note2), decarbonising electricity generation is at the core of the global climate change effort and one of the key features of Singapore’s Green Plan.

In addition to the EPC and LTS contracts, Keppel New Energy Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure, also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to carry out a feasibility study on the development of a 100% ammonia-fuelled power plant on a selected site in Singapore. This collaboration seeks to address the energy trilemma and contribute to building a more resilient and sustainable energy sector in Singapore and the region.

The FID on the Keppel Sakra Power Plant as well as the MOU on 100% ammonia-fuelled combined cycle power plant are aligned with Keppel’s Vision 2030, which places sustainability at the core of the company’s strategy.

“Singapore’s electricity demand is projected to grow with increasing electrification and economic growth. As such, the Energy Market Authority welcomes investments by the private sector to bring in best-in-class technologies in power generation. Being hydrogen-ready, this power plant by Keppel will contribute towards greater efficiency and lower carbon emissions. This will support Singapore’s transition to a more sustainable energy future while ensuring the security and reliability of electricity supply to consumers,” said Mr. Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive, EMA.

Ms Cindy Lim, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure, said, “The 600MW Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready and most advanced, high-efficiency combined cycle gas turbine power plant, placing Keppel Infrastructure at the forefront of the effort to decarbonise Singapore’s power sector. When completed, this asset will grow Keppel’s power generation portfolio from the current 1,300 MW to 1,900 MW, allowing us to capture a larger market share as the demand for reliable energy continues to rise with Singapore’s economic development.”

Ms Christina Tan, CEO of Keppel Capital, the parent company of the manager of KAIF said, “The joint investment by Keppel Infrastructure and KAIF in the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant reflects the Keppel Group’s asset-light business model as we seize opportunities in the energy transition. We believe that hydrogen, as a low-carbon fuel, will play a critical role in supporting Singapore’s commitment to decarbonise its power sector. Keppel Capital will continue to leverage the synergies of the Keppel Group to identify and invest in such future-ready projects to create value for our investors.”

Mr. Osamu Ono, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific, commented, “Mitsubishi Power looks forward to supplying the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant with our hydrogen-ready JAC gas turbine. The plant will enjoy the unmatched combination of world-class efficiency and proven reliability backed by abundant operation hours of the fleet worldwide, T-Point 2 grid-connected combined cycle power plant verification facility located at Takasago Hydrogen Park in Japan, and our extensive experience with power generation using hydrogen-rich fuel for over half a century. As an innovative low- and zero-carbon fuel, there is immense potential for hydrogen to be used in power generation systems to enable emissions reduction. It is our honour to partner with Keppel Infrastructure, a visionary in the energy sector, to achieve our aligned net zero vision and build a sustainable energy future for Singapore.”

Mr. Koichi Watanabe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jurong Engineering Limited, commented, “We are glad to have a hand in the establishment of the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant that is part of a concerted effort towards the decarbonisation of our future power generation. Jurong Engineering will continue to diversify and strengthen our engineering capabilities by providing innovative solutions while contributing to a greener future.”

The abovementioned developments are not expected to have any material impact on its earnings per share and net tangible asset per share of Keppel Corporation Limited, the parent company of Keppel Capital and Keppel Infrastructure, for the current financial year.

Source: Mitsubishi Power

JGC Awarded EPC Contract for VCM, PVC, and OSBL Expansion Project in Thailand

JGC Holdings Corporation announced that JGC Corporation which operates the overseas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, has formed a consortium with the Thai company GC Maintenance and Engineering Company Limited (GCME) and has been awarded the contract for a project to increase the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production capacity of AGC Vinythai Public Company Limited, one of leading chlor-alkali producers in Southeast Asia and a subsidiary of AGC Inc.

PVC, and VCM as the intermediate material of PVC, are indispensable materials for the development of urban infrastructure such as water and sewage systems, as well as for a wide variety of industrial products. The Southeast Asian market for these materials is expected to expand on the back of continued expansion in manufacturing and infrastructure projects in line with economic growth.

The Project is aimed at meeting this robust demand by adding VCM and PVC production facilities with an annual output of 400,000 tons of each, as well as outside battery limits (OSBL). JGC Corporation will be responsible for EPC of the VCM and PVC production facilities along with management of the overall project, while GCME will be in charge of EPC for the OSBL.

The JGC Group is well experienced with a wide range of projects in Thailand and is currently delivering chemical projects. JGC is convinced that its success in winning the contract for this project is based on a comprehensive evaluation of the JGC Group’s worldwide track record in the chemicals field, including in Thailand, and the company’s engineering & technical capabilities, project execution capabilities.

The JGC Group’s medium-term business plan “BSP2025” positions chemical facilities in Asia as a growth market and segment for EPC operations. In the future, the Group will continue to draw upon its extensive plant construction experience around the world and actively work to win contracts for overseas plant construction projects promoted by chemical manufacturers.

Source: JGC 

Clough Awarded FEED for Encina Plastics to BTX EPC Bid Contract

Clough has announced that it has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) bid contract, in partnership with Hyundai Engineering USA, for the Encina Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility in eastern Pennsylvania.

Encina produces valuable circular chemicals, predominantly benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) from end-of-life plastics. These chemicals form the basis from which many major consumer products are produced. Using Encina’s proprietary technology, this plant will take 450,000 tons per annum of end-of-life plastic feedstock and convert it into circular BTX. Manufacturers can be responsive to increasing consumer demand for circular and recycled content by seamlessly incorporating these products into their manufacturing processes.

This FEED will leverage Clough’s extensive experience in delivering high quality industrial projects and further enhances our reputation and footprint across North America. Clough and Hyundai are creating synergies with new, innovative companies possessing key eco-friendly technologies and expertise in renewable energy to deliver successful EPC solutions.

“Encina is excited to work with Clough on our Circular Manufacturing Facility in Pennsylvania,” said Shirley Hammond, Vice President of Engineering. “Clough’s ability to manage the technical and commercial aspects during FEED has contributed to the successes of the project as we drive towards our goal to produce circular materials.” 

Adam Stashick, Executive Vice President for Clough in North America stated: “I am very proud of our project team who have worked very closely with Encina and Hyundai Engineering over the last few months to secure this FEED stage.  Our commitment to understanding our client’s drivers and needs have not gone unnoticed and our client is very pleased with our commitment to their project.  I am looking forward to the successful development and delivery of this project and valued partnerships with Encina and Hyundai Engineering.”

Source: Clough 

TotalEnergies: Northern Lights Project Signs World’s First Commercial Agreement on Cross-Border CO2 Transport and Storage

TotalEnergies announces the signature of a commercial agreement between Northern Lights and Yara to transport and store COcaptured from Yara Sluiskil, an ammonia and fertilizer plant in the Netherlands.

From early 2025, 800,000 tons of CO2 per year will be captured, compressed, and liquefied in the Netherlands and then transported to the Northern Lights site to be permanently stored in geological layers some 2,600 meters under the seabed off the coast of Øygarden, in Norway.

This agreement, the first of its kind worldwide, is a major milestone in the decarbonization of heavy industry in Europe, paving the way for international CO2 transport and storage as a service. It sets a new standard for European industrial companies looking to use Northern Lights solutions as part of their decarbonization strategies.

“Developing CO2 transportation and storage services is crucial for decarbonizing European industry: we are pleased to welcome Yara as first commercial partner for Northern Lights, which will help support its decarbonization strategy,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies. ” TotalEnergies aims to develop a CO2 storage capacity of more than 10 million tons per year by 2030, both for its own facilities and for its customers, in line with its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, together with society.”

“Yara, our first commercial customer, will fill the available capacity of Northern Lights Phase 1. This agreement will establish a market for CO2 transport and storage. From early 2025, we will be shipping the first tons of CO2 from the Netherlands to Norway. This will demonstrate that CCS is a climate tool for Europe,” said Børre Jacobsen, Northern Lights Managing Director.

“We urgently need to take action to decarbonize industry, and Yara is a frontrunner in the field. I am very pleased to announce that we are now on our way to removing CO2 emissions from our production plant in Sluiskil. This will take us a step closer to carbon-free food production and accelerate the supply of clean ammonia for fuel and power production,” said Svein Tore Holsether, CEO of Yara International.

The Northern Lights Project
As the first project to create a cross-border value chain, Northern Lights is designed to give European industrial companies a solution for safely and permanently storing their CO2 emissions underground. The Phase 1 installations are scheduled to come on stream in 2024, with the ability to handle 1.5 million tons of CO2 per year. Several industries have shown growing interest in these services. As a result, additional capacity will be developed to accommodate rising demand, up to 5 million tons per year. Northern Lights is owned in equal shares by TotalEnergies, Equinor and Shell.

Source: TotalEnergies

Qatarenergy Awards Contract to Build Two Mega-Solar Power Plants

QatarEnergy announced awarding the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for its industrial cities solar power project (IC Solar). This project includes 2 large scale photovoltaic (or PV) solar power plants to be built in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) and Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) and is expected to start electricity production by the end of 2024.The announcement was made at a special ceremony held in Doha today to sign the EPC contract between QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions and Samsung C&T, which has been selected as the contractor to execute the project. 

QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions is a wholly owned affiliate of QatarEnergy tasked with investing in renewable energy and sustainability projects and products within the State of Qatar and across the globe.His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of QatarEnergy witnessed the signing of the EPC contract. Attendees in the ceremony included Mr. Sechul Oh, President & CEO of Samsung C&T Corporation and other senior executives from QatarEnergy and Samsung C&T.

Commenting on the occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said: “This IC Solar project is a major step in the implementation of our strategy to diversify Qatar’s energy resources and to increase the reliance on high-efficiency renewable energy, which is a cornerstone for a sustainable future. It also reaffirms our commitment towards delivery on QatarEnergy’s Sustainability Strategy and our mid-term target of having 5 GW of solar generated power by 2035. It also gives me great pleasure that this landmark project marks the first investment for our newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary, QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions, which will invest in and hold all our renewables and other sustainable initiatives going forward.”

This is the second utility-scale solar project in Qatar. Along with Al Kharsaa Solar PV Power Plant, which is currently under construction, the IC Solar project will increase Qatar’s renewable energy generation capacity to 1.675 GW by 2024. The project will utilize high-efficiency bifacial modules mounted on single-axis trackers as well as cleaning robots that will operate daily to minimize losses due to soiling by removing dust from the PV modules. This will maximize the additional energy yield produced by the bifacial modules.

The project’s power generation capacity is strategically distributed between the two main industrial cities in Qatar, MIC and RLIC. MIC will have a 417 MW plant and RLIC will have a 458 MW plant. The two plants will occupy a combined area of 10 square kilometers.The approximately 2.3 billion Qatari Riyals IC Solar project will result in direct emissions reduction of more than 28 million tons of CO2 over its lifetime. The output of both plants will contribute to the reduction of QatarEnergy’s GHG footprints from its facilities in RLIC and MIC, most notable its NFE and NFS LNG expansion projects, in addition to expanding grid capacity in other locations.

Source: QatarEnergy

McDermott Awarded FEED Contract from Viva Energy Australia

McDermott International has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract from Viva Energy Australia as part of its Geelong Refinery project to provide additional desulfurization capabilities. The award follows the successful completion of the Pre-FEED activity and encompasses early engineering and procurement services to support the project schedule.

Under the contract scope, McDermott will provide FEED services for a new modularized production unit. The unit will produce ultra-low sulfur gasoline with up to ten parts per million (ppm) sulfur to meet the proposed changes to Australia’s fuel quality standards from the end of 2024. Lower sulfur gasoline will support improved vehicle emissions.

“This award is testament to our successful execution of the pre-FEED. In this next phase, we will apply McDermott’s extensive modularization expertise to ensure quality, reduce cost and maintain the schedule,” said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Onshore of McDermott. “We look forward to continuing to support Viva Energy Australia’s carbon emission reduction goals to provide cleaner fuels and enhance Australia’s fuel security.”

Work on the project will be executed from McDermott’s engineering center of excellence in The Hague, the Netherlands with support from its offices in Gurgaon, India, and Perth, Australia.

Source: McDermott

Technip Energies and Clough to Perform FEED for TotalEnergies Papua LNG Upstream Production Facilities

Technip Energies leader of a consortium with Clough has been selected to perform the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for TotalEnergies’ Papua LNG project’s upstream production facilities in Papua New Guinea.

The upstream production facilities cover the development of the Elk and Antelope onshore gas fields including the well pads and the central processing facility.

It also incorporates a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) scheme to remove the fields’ native CO2 and reinject it into the reservoirs.

Technip Energies and Clough offer a very robust combination to identify and tackle the specific challenges of this project, lay solid foundations for its execution and foster a sustainable ecosystem around it.

Loic Chapuis, SVP Gas & Low Carbon Energies of Technip Energies, commented: “We are very proud to be entrusted by TotalEnergies for this strategic development which will feed the future Papua LNG trains. Leveraging our expertise designing gas units, integrating technologies and managing CO2 as well as our experience delivering large scale projects we are committed to make this project a reference in the industry”.

John Galvin, Executive Vice President APAC of Clough, said: “I am pleased for Clough to be part of another important and exciting project supporting our communities in Papua New Guinea. Our strong history of working in Papua New Guinea combined with our diverse engineering capabilities stand us in good stead for the delivery of the continuing scope of work which we will endeavour to be awarded.”

Source: Technip Energies

McDermott Awarded Pre-FEED Contract for Proposed H2Perth Project from Woodside Energy

McDermott International has been awarded a Pre Front-End Engineering Design (Pre-FEED) contract from Woodside Energy for the proposed H2Perth project located in the Kwinana/Rockingham area in Western Australia.

Under the contract scope McDermott will provide pre-FEED services for a proposed export-scale production facility for renewable and lower-carbon hydrogen and ammonia. Hydrogen will be produced using electrolysis technologies and natural gas reforming with carbon emissions abated or offset.

“This award follows the successful completion of the concept study on H2Perth and decades of experience executing both onshore and offshore projects for Woodside Energy,” said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Onshore of McDermott. “We are pleased to continue supporting Woodside’s energy transition opportunities and are mutually aligned on the importance of driving lower-carbon energy to advance Australia’s vision as a global leader in clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen production.”

Work on the project will be executed from McDermott’s office in Perth, Australia, and its engineering centre of excellence in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Source: McDermott

Wood awarded two major multi-million-dollar projects in Uzbekistan

Wood has secured two new contracts from Enter Engineering with a combined value of over $200 million, to deliver major capital investment projects in Uzbekistan.

The first will see Wood’s Projects business deliver the full engineering scope, including FEED and detailed design, for a world-class mineral processing plant. The MOF-3 copper-concentration complex, located in the city of Almalyk, will also require Wood’s technical assistance during the procurement, construction, commissioning, and start-up stages to deliver the world’s largest copper concentrator.

Wood will also provide detailed engineering and procurement assistance services to build a new methanol-to-olefin (MTO) based gas-chemical complex, located in the Bukhara region. The petrochemical plant will produce highly sought-after hydrocarbon derivatives for a range of industries, including agriculture, pharmaceutical, and textile manufacturing.

The intricate work scope will involve delivering five process units including methanol, methanol to olefin, mono-ethylene glycol, low-density polyethylene, and polypropylene. In addition, the applied intelligence team within Wood’s Consulting business will develop a tailored digital strategy to integrate the control systems of the entire complex.

Giuseppe Zuccaro, President of Process & Chemicals at Wood, said: “These projects mark a significant and strategic investment in Uzbekistan as the country accelerates its economic diversification plan, satisfying the needs of its domestic industries while also meeting the world’s surging demand for special petrochemical products and energy transition materials.

“Our extensive experience in delivering complex mining and petrochemical projects of scale and our proven ability to operate a global execution model continue to position us as the ideal technical partner. We’re delighted to build on our strong relationship with Enter Engineering and look forward to working closely to achieve the full value of the investment in these world-class projects.”

Masrur Shakirov, Project Director of the MTO Gas Chemical Complex, said: “Our cooperation with multinational company Wood, who have decades of experience in designing complex industrial facilities, will enable us to build a complex of the highest quality. We are delighted to work with them on this strategic project and, with their bold engineering ideas, a new innovative enterprise will be built.”

At peak, the MOF-3 and MTO projects will each require the support of over 400 colleagues from across Wood offices, including Chennai, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Santiago, Singapore, and Woking, in addition to Wood’s newly established office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Source: Wood 

Keppel O&M wins US$2.9b newbuild FPSO P-80 contract from Petrobras

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard, has won an international tender from Brazil’s National Oil Company, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A (Petrobras), for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of P-80, a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) for about US$2.9b. 

Scheduled for completion in 1H 2026, the P-80 is the second FPSO that Keppel O&M will be building for Petrobras for the Buzios field in Brazil. The first FPSO, P-78, is currently under construction by Keppel Shipyard. The P-80 is structured on progressive milestone payments and will be cash-flow neutral during its execution lifecycle. It would add over S$4bn to Keppel O&M’s orderbook. 

The P-80 will be one of the largest floating production units in the world with a production capacity of 225,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), water injection capacity of 250,000 bpd, 12 million cubic metres of (Sm3/d) of gas processing per day and a storage capacity of two million barrels of oil. When completed, the P-80 will be on par with the largest oil producing platforms in Brazil. 

Mr Chris Ong, CEO of Keppel O&M, said, “We are pleased to be selected by Petrobras for a repeat order of yet another landmark FPSO vessel, which reaffirms our capabilities as the preferred development partner for complex turnkey projects. By leveraging our strong EPC capabilities and network of yards, as well as teaming up with leading industry specialists, we have been able to offer a win-win solution that is both cost effective for our customer and profitable for Keppel O&M and our partners. 

“Our first such project for the Buzios field, the P-78, is being built on this operating model. It is progressing on track with its schedule and within budget, and has been contributing to Keppel O&M’s earnings. Drawing from our experience with the P-78, we are confident that we can further enhance the efficiency and economics of the P-80, as well as generate a substantial amount of work in Brazil with thousands of jobs for the country.”   

Keppel O&M will harness its global network of yards, offices and partners to undertake the project execution. The design and engineering will be carried out through its centres in Singapore, Brazil, China and India. The fabrication of the topside modules which weigh about 47,000 metric tonnes (MT) in total will be spread across its facilities in Singapore, China and Brazil, with the integration and commissioning works to be completed in Singapore. Construction of the hull and accommodation will be carried out by CIMC Raffles in China. Keppel O&M will also undertake the final phase of offshore commissioning works when the FPSO arrives at the Buzios field. 

Petrobras operates the world’s largest carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) programme. The P-80, along with the P-78 FPSO, will incorporate green features such as carbon capture and reinjection of carbon back into the reservoir where it is stored. Both FPSOs are designed to maximise carbon reinjection and minimise the need for gas flaring. 

In addition to CCUS, the P-80 will also be outfitted with energy recovery systems for thermal energy, waste heat and gas, as well as seawater deaeration to reduce the consumption of fuel and the carbon emissions of the vessel. 

Mr Ong added, “As a leader in providing sustainable offshore energy and infrastructure assets, Keppel O&M is glad to be able to support Petrobras in reducing the carbon emissions of the P-80 and P-78. Our partnership with Petrobras in their decarbonisation journey over the years includes work on four other FPSO projects, which showcase various innovative sustainability features, and we look forward to build on our strong track record of delivering high quality vessels to them.” 

Keppel O&M has delivered a significant number of projects for Brazil and Petrobras over the years, which includes FPSOs, production platforms, Floating Storage Regasification Units, drilling rigs and accommodation vessels, to support Brazil’s energy infrastructure. BrasFELS, Keppel O&M’s yard in Angra dos Reis, Brazil is currently also undertaking integration and fabrication work for two other FPSOs that will operate in the Sepia field and the Buzios field. 

The above contract is not expected to have a material impact on the net tangible assets or earnings per share of Keppel Corporation Limited for the current financial year.

Source: Keppel O&M

Saipem has been awarded three new EPC contracts in Angola for a total amount of around 900 million USD

Saipem has been awarded three new contracts (one onshore and two offshore) by the New Gas Consortium composed by two wholly owned subsidiaries of Azule Energy (Eni Angola Exploration B.V. and BP Exploration (Angola) Limited), Sonangol P&P, Chevron, TotalEnergies, for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) activities relevant to the Quiluma & Maboqueiro fields development project off the northwest coast of Angola.

With an overall value of around 900 million USD, Saipem is taking care of the engineering, procurement and construction, including hook-up and commissioning assistance, of the Quiluma platform and of the relevant onshore natural gas processing plant. This confirms customers’ trust in Saipem for the execution of complex projects both in terms of technology and logistics, carried out in line with local content and with the highest environmental sustainability standards. In particular, this is the first project carried out in Angola relevant to a “Non-Associated Gas” field.

The participation in the said development initiatives in the “Lower Congo Basin”, that will provide the Angola LNG plant with additional gas volumes for both international and domestic market, consolidates Saipem’s strategic positioning in West Africa and in Angola, where the company has been working for over 40 years.

Source: Saipem

QatarEnergy Awards McDermott FEED Contract for the North Field South Offshore Pipelines Project

McDermott International has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by QatarEnergy for the North Field South (NFS) Offshore Pipelines and Power/FO cables Project. The new contract is in addition to the awards received by McDermott this year for the NFS Jackets and Topsides and Pipelines for the North Field Expansion Project (NFXP).  

The NFS infrastructure is part of the NFXP development and is designed to supply feed gas for two additional LNG trains and help increase total LNG production in the State of Qatar from the current 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 126 MTPA.  

“McDermott is one of the most experienced engineering and construction firms serving the LNG market and has delivered more than 30 LNG Pre-FEED and FEED projects over the past ten years,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Offshore Middle East. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with QatarEnergy to contribute to the development of this strategic offshore development.”

“McDermott has decades of experience delivering projects in Qatar, a historically strategic market, and is significantly increasing localization efforts with the Tawteen In-Country Value (ICV) program,” said Neil Gunnion, McDermott Qatar Country Manager and Vice President Operations. “McDermott is uniquely positioned to combine its EPC expertise with FEED and ensure that our design is practical, safe, and commercially viable.” 

The scope of the contract comprises developing FEED studies for offshore and onshore pipelines, cables, and associated facilities. The project will be managed from the McDermott Doha office with support from Chennai.

Source: McDermott

Nextchem’s MyRechemical awarded an engineering contract by Alia Servizi Ambientali for a waste to methanol and hydrogen plant in Empoli, Italy

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary MyRechemical, NextChem’s subsidiary dedicated to Waste-to-Chemicals technologies, has been awarded by Alia Servizi Ambientali S.p.A. a basic engineering contract for a waste to methanol and hydrogen plant to be located in Empoli (Tuscany), Italy.

The scope of work includes basic engineering design of the plant and the provision of necessary documentation to start the plant’s public authorization process with the Tuscany region. The basic engineering phase is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. 

Once authorized and completed, the plant will process 256,000 tons/yr. of non-recyclable waste and will produce 125,000 tons/yr. of methanol and 1,400 tons/yr. of hydrogen. The plant will benefit from MyRechemical’s chemical conversion technology which allows the recovery of waste that cannot be mechanically recycled, or other types of unsortable dry waste (i.e. Refuse Derived Fuel – RDF). The carbon and hydrogen contained in the waste are converted through a gasification process into a synthesis gas, which is used to produce low-carbon methanol and hydrogen. This process avoids the emission of pollutants in the atmosphere. Methanol is used as an alternative fuel for sustainable mobility or as a secondary raw material in the chemicals and manufacturing industries. Hydrogen can be used in low-carbon industrial processes to decarbonize hard-to-abate and energy intensive industries.

Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem, commented: “This is one of the more interesting waste-to-chemicals initiatives that Maire Tecnimont is developing in Italy. This is the first application worldwide of an integrated technological scheme that allows to produce methanol from waste for sustainable mobility and hydrogen that will substitute methane in glass production processes, enabling both recycling and industrial symbiosis. It responds to the core need of circular economy and creates the bases of a new era of waste as a resource”.

“It will be possible to push the limits forward in recovering material from waste only by using more technology and innovation. We have signed a strategic partnership with Maire Tecnimont, leader in the Italian chemistry tradition”, commented Alberto Irace, Chief Executive Officer of Alia, “This represents a model of strategic alliance for circularity where Maire Tecnimont, Zignago, Suez and Alia, all leading companies in technology and industry, are joining their forces to design and realize a sustainable future”.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Wood has been awarded the new contract for Olefin complex in Europe

Wood has secured a new contract with INEOS in excess of $100 million to deliver engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services for Project One, a new state-of-the-art petrochemicals complex in Antwerp, Belgium, which will deliver an ethane cracker with the lowest carbon footprint in Europe.

Effective immediately, the four-year contract will be delivered by Wood’s Projects business unit. The scope is focused on the outside battery limit facilities for the ethane cracker and follows the successful completion of front-end engineering design for the facility. Wood’s integrated project management team will also continue to oversee the project, working closely with the INEOS project team.

Giuseppe Zuccaro, President of Process & Chemicals at Wood, said: “The chemicals sector, like all industries, is forging its own path to carbon neutrality. What Project One represents is the next era of ethylene production, a key component in most plastics. Through the combination of technology and an innovative technical design approach, it will be the most sustainable and energy-efficient steam cracker in Europe.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to build on our strong relationship with INEOS by continuing to deliver on this major capital project, deploying the extensive petrochemicals expertise of our global engineering and project delivery teams.”

At its peak Wood is expected to employ around 300 people on the project across its execution centres in Reading and Milan, its global engineering centre in India, and at the site in Antwerp during construction.

Source: Wood

ADNOC Drilling Awarded More Than $3.4 Billion in Contracts to Drive Offshore Production Capacity Growth

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced two contracts totalling more than $3.4 billion (AED12.6 billion) have been awarded to ADNOC Drilling to hire 8 jack-up offshore rigs. The contracts, valued at $1.5 billion (AED 5.6 billion) and $1.9 billion (AED 7 billion) respectively, awarded by ADNOC Offshore, will support the expansion of ADNOC’s crude oil production capacity to five million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030 and enable gas self-sufficiency for the UAE.

Over the life of the 15-year contracts, ADNOC Drilling’s state-of-the-art rig fleet will enable ADNOC and its strategic international partners to further unlock Abu Dhabi’s offshore oil and gas resources, creating significant value for ADNOC, its partners and the UAE.

Over 80% of the value of the awards will flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s successful In-Country Value (ICV) program, supporting local economic growth and diversification.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, said: “This world-leading investment will significantly expand our drilling activity to accelerate growth, drive value and responsibly unlock the UAE’s resources in response to globally rising demand for energy. ADNOC Drilling’s state-of-the-art fleet and market-leading capabilities, will be a key enabler as ADNOC strengthens its position as a leading low-cost and low-carbon energy producer. We are focused on delivering on our 2030 strategy, in support of the directives of our wise leadership to grow and diversify the UAE’s economy.”

The jack-up rigs will be hired along with manpower and equipment to support drilling operations across ADNOC’s offshore fields, which account for about half of ADNOC’s production capacity. ADNOC Drilling is the largest national drilling company in the Middle East by rig fleet size, with 105 owned rigs, including 27 offshore jack-up units, one of the largest operational jack-up fleets in the world. 

The company’s expansive rig fleet and market leading expertise remain key drivers in its ability to win and service large-scale drilling contracts for customers such as ADNOC Offshore, and to enable the unlocking of significant potential in Abu Dhabi’s waters. 

ADNOC recently awarded ADNOC Drilling two further substantial contracts totalling $2 billion (AED 7.49 billion) for integrated drilling services and the provision of Island Drilling Units at its Hail and Ghasha Gas Development Project.

Source: ADNOC

Petrofac consortium awarded EPC project in Algeria

Petrofac, leading a consortium with Genie Civil et Batiment (GCB), has received notification of a provisional award for an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Sonatrach for the Tinrhert EPC2 Development Project in Algeria. The contract is valued at approximately US$300 million, with Petrofac’s share around US$200 million.

Located in Alrar, around 1,500 kilometres southeast of Algiers, EPC2 will provide a new Central Processing Facility (CPF) with inlet separation and decarbonisation units. The scope of work also includes tie ins to the existing Alrar Separation and Boosting Facilities, which Petrofac originally helped deliver in 2018, along with commissioning, start-up and performance testing. When completed, the development will boost natural gas production and remove CO2 from the field’s gas reserves, within specifications for the global market, enabling further economic growth in-country.


Elie Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer for Petrofac’s Engineering & Construction division said:
“The Petrofac and GCB consortium is testament to our focus on local delivery, through investment in local supply chains and work forces. We are very pleased to have been notified of this provisional award by Sonatrach, which reflects their confidence in our ability to drive in-country value, whilst safely delivering strategically significant energy infrastructure.”

Petrofac has decades of experience in Algeria with a strong track record of safe execution. In 2018 the Company was awarded a contract with Sonatrach for Tinrhert EPC1, which, includes delivery of a new inlet separation and compression centre, successfully extending the existing Ohanet CPF. This project recently achieved a major milestone with the safe introduction of the first hydrocarbons for the start-up of production.

Source: Petrofac

Saipem: awarded a new offshore E&C contract in Italy worth approximately 300 million Euro

Saipem has been awarded an offshore E&C contract by Enimed, a subsidiary of Eni S.p.A., for the Transportation and Installation of an offshore gas pipeline connecting the four wells of Argo and Cassiopea Fields to the Sicilian coast (Italy), worth approximately 300 million Euro.

With a length of 60 km and a maximum water depth of 660 mt, the 14” gas pipeline will be installed by Castorone and Castoro 10, both globally recognized as first class pipelay vessels. Moreover Saipem 3000 vessel will install umbilicals connecting Cassiopea wells to the Prezioso Platform.

The Cassiopea project represents a strategic and complementary infrastructure in the frame of the Italian gas supply, which has been recently affected by the geo-political scenario, setting Saipem as one of the main Contractors able to effectively support clients and to provide tangible solution to the current energy crisis.

Source: Saipem

NextChem awarded a Front-End Engineering Design contract for an advanced mechanical recycling plant of municipal waste in Europe

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by a market leader in plastics and chemicals for an advanced mechanical recycling plant of municipal plastic waste in Europe. 

The aim of the project is to establish an advanced mechanical recycling plant for polyolefins, which shall manufacture products containing up to 100% post-consumer recycled materials (PCR). The waste processing capacity of the plant will be up to 75,000 tons per year. NextChem will be responsible for the Front-End Engineering Design, also assisting the client in the development of the execution phase. Completion of the FEED is expected by mid-2023. Once completed, the plant will be one of the largest advanced mechanical recycling facilities worldwide.

Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem, commented “Enabling leading producers to include in their product portfolio partially or completely recycled polymers is one of the most effective ways to give plastics a sustainable life cycle, reducing both consumption of fossil sources and the carbon footprint. This new recycling plant will also integrate NextChem’s know-how and technology solutions, in order to convert waste sources into new second-life products. We are proud to enable this solution thanks to our technological know-how”. 

Source: Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.

Subsea 7 and Van Oord consortium awarded contract offshore Guyana

Subsea 7 and Van Oord announced the award of a substantial contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) for the Gas to Energy project offshore Guyana, in water depths of up to 1,450 metres.

The scope covers the project management, engineering, and installation of approximately 190 kilometres of pipeline, with an associated shallow water portion and onshore approach making landfall to the west of the Demerara River, along the coast of Guyana.

Craig Broussard, Vice President for Subsea 7 US, said: “We are honoured to have been selected for Guyana Gas to Energy. This is an important project to support the Guyanese people and we look forward to continuing our relationship with EEPGL in one of the most prolific and exciting development basins in the world.”

Hans van Gaalen, Commercial Director for Van Oord, adds: Van Oord is honoured to have been selected for the Guyana Gas to Energy project in cooperation with Subsea 7. Developing the coastal infrastructure for the project will allow our Subsea 7 and Van Oord consortium to positively contribute to the development of Guyana’s electricity supply which in turn will reduce Guyana’s dependence on imported fuels.” 

Source: Subsea 7

ADNOC Drilling awarded $2 Billion in Contracts for the Hail and Ghasha Gas Development Project

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the award of two substantial contracts totaling $2 billion (AED 7.49 billion) to ADNOC Drilling for the Hail and Ghasha Development Project. The contracts comprise $1.3 billion (AED 4.89 billion) for integrated drilling services and fluids, and $711 million (AED 2.6 billion) for the provision of four Island Drilling Units. A third contract, valued at $681 million (AED 2.5 billion), was also awarded to ADNOC Logistics & Services for the provision of offshore logistics and marine support services.

Overall, more than 80% of the value of the awards will flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s successful In-Country Value (ICV) program and all three of the contracts will cover the Hail and Ghasha drilling campaign for a maximum of ten years.

The Hail and Ghasha Development Project is part of the Ghasha Concession which is the world’s largest offshore sour gas development and a key component of ADNOC’s integrated gas masterplan as well as an important enabler of gas self-sufficiency for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC said: “These substantial awards mark another important milestone in the delivery of the Ghasha mega-project. They also demonstrate the deep expertise and experience within ADNOC Drilling and the wider group to efficiently deliver complex projects that enable gas expansion, while generating substantial in-country value to drive economic growth and diversification. 

“ADNOC is committed to unlocking the UAE’s abundant natural gas reserves to enable domestic gas self-sufficiency, industrial growth and diversification, as well as to meet growing global gas demand, in line with the UAE Leadership’s wise directives. Abu Dhabi’s vast gas resources can play an increasingly important role in providing lower-carbon energy to meet the demands of today and tomorrow, while the world still relies on hydrocarbons. As we responsibly execute this development we continue to explore ways to accelerate project delivery and further reduce emissions, together with our strategic international partners.”

ADNOC’s gas masterplan links every part of the gas value chain to ensure a sustainable and economic supply of natural gas to meet the growing requirements of the UAE and international markets, through expansion of ADNOC’s liquiefied natural gas (LNG) capacity. The plan includes the application of new approaches and technologies to enable increased and competitive gas recovery from existing fields as well as developing untapped resources and leveraging innovation to continually drive emissions reduction. 

Production from the Ghasha Concession is expected to start around 2025, ramping up to produce more than 1.5 billion standard cubic feet per day (scfd) of natural gas before the end of the decade. Four artificial islands have already been completed and development drilling is underway. 

In November last year, ADNOC and its partners awarded two Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contracts for the Dalma Gas Development Project, within the Ghasha Concession. They also awarded a contract to update the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the Hail and Ghasha project. The updated design is expected to be completed by the end of the year and will further optimize costs and timing, as well as potentially accelerate the integration of carbon capture.

Source: ADNOC

Technip Energies Awarded a Significant Contract by Neste for Renewable Products Refinery Expansion in Rotterdam

Technip Energies has been awarded a significant contract by Neste for the expansion of their renewable products production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as part of the existing Partnership Agreement between Technip Energies and Neste.

The contract covers Engineering, Procurement services and Construction management (EPsCm) for the expansion of Neste’s existing renewables refinery in Rotterdam which will increase Neste’s overall renewable product capacity by 1.3 million tons per year.

This contract follows the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) delivered by Technip Energies in 2021.

The production process is based on Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL™ state-of-the-art technology, which allows the conversion of renewable waste and residue raw materials like used cooking oil and animal fat waste into renewable fuels.

Bhaskar Patel, SVP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Circularity of Technip Energies, stated: “We are pleased to be entrusted once again by Neste for the expansion of their renewable products production platform in Rotterdam. This award relies on our long-term collaboration, illustrated by the successful delivery of two world-scale renewable productsrefineries in Rotterdam and Singapore and the ongoing expansion project of Neste’s renewable products refineryin Singapore.We are committed to make this project a success as we share a common vision of accelerating the transition towards a sustainable future, using technological advancement as a key lever.”

Source: Technip Energies

Worley has been awarded project management services for Aramco’s unconventional gas projects

Worley has been awarded two project management service contracts for Aramco’s unconventional gas program in North and South Arabia and Jafurah.

Under the contracts, it will provide front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design support, project management services and construction management services.

The term of both contracts is three years with an option for an extension for a further two years. It will carry out the work from their Al-Khobar and Houston offices.

“Being part of a project that not only looks towards sustainability but also contributes to boosting regional economy demonstrates Worley’s commitment to developing future growth in the location,” said Eissa Aqeeli, Senior Vice President and Location Director, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Source: Worley

Worley has been awarded a three-year contract by Shell to provide engineering and procurement services for several of its assets in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)

Worley will provide professional services in engineering, procurement, project services and support fabrication and construction. Worley will support Shell’s transition to a digitized and more efficient project delivery model for continued maintenance and improvements of its offshore assets. This aligns with Shell’s work to further reduce the carbon intensity of its GOM production, which is already among the lowest greenhouse gas intensive in the world.

“We’ve worked with Shell for over 30 years. And our ongoing partnership is a real opportunity to create a positive impact on the offshore operations and the communities in the Gulf of Mexico at a time when making sustainable transformation a reality is more important than ever,” said Jim Lenton, Senior Vice President.

Unlocking energy from deepwater

Shell currently operates eight offshore oil and gas facilities across the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater basin. We’ll be focusing on five of these assets: Appomattox, Perdido, Stones, Auger, and Enchilada-Salsa. This contract also allows for further support of the Shell Whale deepwater development, which we’re delivering the greenfield engineering and procurement services works for. The contract also contemplates larger tendered scopes on Shell’s other deepwater assets.

Our work will enable improvements with respect to safety, productivity, sustainability, and operating costs, via more simplified and digitized ways of working. The contract contemplates works of varying size and complexity, ranging from subsea tieback topsides modifications and large modular waterflood installations to asset-equipment upgrades and integrity modifications.

“This project is a great example of how we help our customers optimize the efficiency of their assets on the one hand, while supporting decarbonization initiatives on the other,” said Lenton.

The project will be delivered by our offices in Metairie and Houston and supported by our engineering teams in India and other strategic locations with offshore skills. We’ll be working together with Shell to define the continuous improvement journey of asset operations, energy efficiency over time, and decarbonization solutions. We will be fully utilizing our Worley Sustainable Solutions processes as part of this contract execution.

Source: Worley

Técnicas Reunidas secures an engineering contract for a power station with carbon capture in the UK

SSE Thermal (SSE), a division of SSE plc, and Equinor have awarded a contract for the development of its new low-carbon power station located in Peterhead, Scotland. The contract has been awarded to a consortium of Worley, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Mitsubishi Power and Técnicas Reunidas (“the Consortium”).

The project will involve the commercial application of state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power generation technology integrated with carbon capture, removing up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. In addition to generating up to 910 MWe of electricity, the plant will provide the necessary back-up to cover the intermittency of renewable energies and thus maximize their penetration. The captured carbon will be stored in wells in the North Sea.

The new power station will be the first of its kind in Scotland and will connect to the Scottish Cluster’s CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, which supports the UK’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Técnicas Reunidas, which has been selected as “FEED Contractor”, will be part of a business consortium called MWT, also formed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Eng., Mitsubishi Power and Worley.

The facility will contribute to meeting the UK’s decarbonization targets by neutralizing emissions from a combined cycle powered by natural gas, an essential fuel in the energy transition process. It is also one of the most important projects designed to promote the sustainable development of Scotland industrial clusters TR specialized engineers will participate in its development, working from the advanced center for engineering and technology in the energy industry that Técnicas Reunidas has in Madrid.

Additionally, TR experience in the UK market will be of paramount importance to the project and our teams in UK will contribute to the UK´s sustainability targets while boosting Aberdeen and Scottish local and UK national economies.

Source: Tecnicas Reunidas

Samsung Engineering wins USD 680 mil EPCC contract from Shell for a gas plant in Malaysia

Samsung Engineering, one of the world’s leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Project Management (EPC&PM) companies announced, that it has received an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) USD 680 mil contract from Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), for its OGP (Onshore Gas Plant for Rosmari Marjoram) project in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia. The project will be executed in two phases; a limited scope prior to SSB obtaining its FID for the Rosmari Marjoram project; with all of the remaining scope to be executed after SSB obtains FID.

The OGP plant will have the capacity to process up to 800 million cubic feet of gas per day. Samsung Engineering will execute the OGP project on an EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) basis. The OGP project’s RFSU (Ready for Start-up) is expected to be accomplished by the end of 2025.

Samsung Engineering was able to receive this contract after competing and successfully emerging as the successful bidder from the dual Front End Engineering and Design (FEED).

Samsung Engineering has a proven track record in executing gas projects in Malaysia and is currently executing the Sarawak Methanol Project and developing the H2biscus Green Hydrogen/Ammonia project in Sarawak.

Sungan Choi, President and CEO of Samsung Engineering said, “Track record, regional expertise as well as sustainable investment in Sarawak, combined with our strategy to participate from FEED stage and rollover to execute a total solution in EPCC, proved to be the right strategy, so that Shell entrusted us with their OGP project in Sarawak. We’re gratified and honored to deliver a modern, sophisticated and premium Onshore Gas Plant for Shell in Sarawak”

Samsung Engineering is further looking into discovering new business opportunities by accumulating experience in the gas market and further will continue securing additional experiences in executing a FEED to EPC conversion projects. Additionally, Samsung Engineering will look to grow its future participation in additional FEED as well as EPC projects in Malaysia. Samsung Engineering is prepared to become a “Beyond EPC, Green Solution Provider” for a better future. 

Source: Samsung Engineering

Fluor Awarded Contract for New Fortress Energy Fast Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project

Fluor Corporation announced that it was awarded a full notice-to-proceed (FNTP) contract by New Fortress Energy Inc., for the engineering, procurement and fabrication management of the NFE Fast LNG 2 project. The project is a nominal 1.4 million tonnes per annum LNG gas treating and liquefaction plant to be placed on fixed offshore platforms. Fluor will book the undisclosed reimbursable contract value in the second quarter of 2022.

“Fluor, in conjunction with key licensors and suppliers, provides NFE with an integrated modular mid-scale LNG export solution for these projects,” said Jim Breuer, Fluor’s Energy Solutions group president. “The Fluor design and execution plan facilitates repeatable project models that can be used to replicate similar plants in the future.”

The Fast LNG 2 project is another offshore modular mid-scale LNG plant that NFE has awarded to Fluor this year. The first NFE Fast LNG 1 project was awarded in the first quarter of this year and is a similar modular mid-scale design being installed on repurposed drilling jack-up rigs. This modular plant will be installed by others and available for dispatch to various locations around the world providing NFE the opportunity to access multiple gas supply sources.

Source: Fluor

Nextchem awarded advanced basic engineering study by Storengy (Engie) for a new way of producing bio-methane from pyrogasification of waste wood

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been awarded a contract by Storengy to carry out an Advanced Basic Engineering Study for a waste wood and solid recovered fuel conversion plant to produce biomethane. Once the project has reached the final investment decision targeted by the end of 2022 and is granted the related permitting, NextChem, in association with another Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiary, shall act as an EPC contractor for the methanation package of the project, which is set to be implemented in Le Havre, France. 

Storengy, an ENGIE subsidiary, is one of the world leaders in underground natural gas storage. Drawing on 70 years of experience, Storengy designs, develops and operates storage facilities and offers its customers innovative products. Storengy wants to become the European reference in hydrogen storage and in production of renewable gases, which are of particular relevance in the current market environment to deliver a clean, secure and affordable energy transition. 

NextChem is Maire Tecnimont Group’s company for the development of technologies in the field of green chemistry and energy transition, with a portfolio including proprietary and exclusive licensed technologies and technology integration platforms focused on three areas: reduction of pollutant and GHG emissions released from existing plants, mechanical recycling and chemical recycling, as well as technologies which use biomass or biological raw materials to produce intermediates, bio-fuels and bio-plastics.

NextChem will be responsible for the engineering and cost estimating for the syngas purification, methanation unit and methane upgrading of the plant, which will produce 11,000 tons per annum of renewable and low carbon natural gas (biomethane). French company COMESSA will be responsible for the design and supply of the chemical reactor. The technology to be used in the plant has already been successfully applied to the Gaya pilot plant near Lyon, owned by ENGIE, which validated the feasibility to produce biomethane. This will be the first commercial project in the world of its kind to inject in the grid methane produced through pyrogasification of waste wood, kick-starting the so called “second generation biomethane”.

NextChem and Storengy will also establish a broader cooperation agreement with the aim that NextChem would act as strategic partner, co-developer and co-licensor of the Gaya technology currently patented and owned by ENGIE.

Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem, commented: “One of the main challenges today is to find solutions for the substitution of natural gas of fossil origin with sustainable alternatives: in order to reach this objective, our group is actively developing a range of solutions to produce biogas and syngas from waste. We are proud of this engagement with ENGIE that allows us to broaden our green tech portfolio and further strengthen our presence in Europe in Energy Transition”. 

Camille Bonenfant-Jeanneney, Chief Executive Officer at Storengy, commented: “Storengy salutes this agreement with Tecnimont Group and NextChem, which is a great opportunity to pursue common development projects in order to offer concrete, innovative and replicable solutions to our clients. In a carbon-neutral world, renewable gases will play an essential role to provide resiliency and flexibility to the energy system”.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Maire Tecnimont awarded USD300 MN low-carbon ammonia synloop EPC project in the Gcc Region

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A., in cooperation with its sister company Nextchem S.p.A., has been awarded a Lump Sum Turn-Key EPC contract for a low-carbon ammonia Synloop facility to be built in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

The contract value is approximately USD300 MN and its scope of work includes engineering activities, supply of all materials and equipment as well as construction activities. Tecnimont has been instructed to immediately start with the engineering work in relation to the project; the commencement of the procurement and construction works will be confirmed later this year when a final investment decision will be made. The project entails a 3,000 tons per day approximately (1 million tons per annum) low-carbon ammonia Synloop plant and completion of the project is expected by the second half of 2025.

Alessandro Bernini, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented: “This strategic project is extremely important since it will provide a significant contribution to the energy transition of the GCC region by reducing the carbon footprint of the fertilizer value chain. It will also contribute to the steady expansion of our green energy business.”

Source: Maire Tecnimont

TechnipFMC Awarded Integrated FEED (iFEED™) Contract by Equinor for BM-C-33 Project in Brazil

TechnipFMC has signed a Letter of Intent with Equinor Energy do Brazil Ltda., a subsidiary of Equinor ASA (Equinor), for an integrated Front End Engineering and Design (iFEED™) study on its BM-C-33 project offshore Brazil.

The study will finalize the technical solution for the proposed gas and condensate greenfield development in the pre-salt Campos Basin before Equinor makes its final investment decision (FID).

The FEED study includes an option to proceed with a direct award to TechnipFMC for the integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCI™) phase of the project.

The major(1) iEPCI™ contract would cover the entire subsea system, including Subsea 2.0™ tree systems, manifolds, jumpers, rigid risers and flowlines, umbilicals, pipeline end terminations, and subsea distribution and topside control equipment. TechnipFMC would also be responsible for life-of-field services.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are excited about this iFEED™ award, which demonstrates our collaborative relationship with Equinor and their continued confidence in our technologies and integrated approach. This integrated project will be the first time Equinor uses our Subsea 2.0™ configure-to-order production systems, of which we’re seeing increased customer adoption.”

(1)For TechnipFMC, a “major” contract is over $1.0 billion. Order inbound for the iEPCI™ phase of the project remains subject to FID and contract approval.

Source: TechnipFMC

Technip Energies Awarded a Large EPC Contract by Hafslund Oslo Celsio for a World-First Carbon Capture and Storage Project at Waste to Energy Plant in Norway

Technip Energies has been awarded a large Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) contract by Hafslund Oslo Celsio, the largest supplier of district heating in Norway, for a world-first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at waste to energy plant located in Oslo, Norway.

The project will be the first full-scale waste-to-energy plant in the world with CO2 capture. 400,000 tons per year of CO2 will be captured, which is the equivalent of the emissions from around 200,000 cars and will reduce Oslo’s emissions by 17%. As part of the Longship project, the COwill then be liquified and exported to Northern Lights which is the first cross-border, open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure network.

The Carbon Capture plant will use the Shell CANSOLV® CO2 Capture System, a state-of-the-art amine based technology for the capture of CO2 from the flue gas.

This EPC contract award follows several years of a joint journey with the completion of the design competition, the successful delivery and test of a pilot unit and continuous collaboration between Technip Energies and Hafslund Oslo Celsio to optimize project economics. Developing, testing and proving this cost-effective solution is the result of a close partnership and co-development with the owner, T.EN and the technology provider.

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, commented: “We are proud to be entrusted by Hafslund Oslo Celsio to support the development of the first waste-to-energy with Carbon Capture and Storage project in the world. Norway is at the forefront of decarbonization initiatives and, by being part of Hafslund Oslo Celsio project, we will contribute to one of the two projects of Longship, the very first Phase of Northern Lights. We are committed to leverage our strong expertise in CO2 management, our local presence and our alliance with Shell to successfully deliver this groundbreaking project, a key milestone towards a low-carbon future.”

Source: Technip Energies

Wood has been awarded a new multi-million-dollar FEED contract by PRL Refinery for its Expansion and Upgrade Project

Wood has secured a new multi-million-dollar front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) for its planned Refinery Expansion and Upgrade Project (REUP) in Karachi.

PRL’s refinery, situated on the coastal belt of Karachi, is designed to process various imported and local crude oil. It is one of the principal manufacturers and suppliers of petroleum products to domestic markets.

As part of the REUP project, PRL aims to increase its crude processing capacity to 100,000 bpd by adding an additional 50,000 bpd crude unit and associated processing facility to its existing refinery. The project seeks to upgrade the hydroskimming refinery to a deep conversion facility which will significantly reduce the production of high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) and produce environmentally friendly Euro-V compliant premium products such as High-Speed Diesel (HSD) and Motor Spirit (MS/Petrol). The upgraded complex will also produce propylene, a valuable feedstock for petrochemicals.

Having completed the early study and Pre-FEED work in 2021, this new award extends Wood’s involvement in PRL’s REUP project. ”We are delighted to have secured this new contract with PRL which demonstrates the strength of our decades long relationship with the client and their confidence in our extensive refining expertise” said Giuseppe Zuccaro, President of Process & Chemicals at Wood. “The REUP project plays an important role in Pakistan’s energy landscape and is a significant addition to Wood’s Process & Chemicals portfolio. We are committed to delivering a world-class FEED, and ready to support PRL in the subsequent phases of this strategic investment.”

The strategic project, with a total installed cost of over $1 billion dollars, serves a critical role in meeting the increasing energy needs of Pakistan’s domestic market. The FEED component of the project, which is expected to be completed in August 2023, is being led by Wood’s Reading office in the UK with specialist support from its Salt Lake City office in the US.

Source: Wood Plc

Saipem has been awarded onshore Drilling and offshore E&C contracts in the Middle East worth approximately 1,250 million USD

Saipem has been awarded several contracts, both onshore and offshore, in the Middle East worth approximately 1,250 million USD.

The first group of contracts concerns the extension of onshore drilling contracts in the Middle East for an overall amount of approximately 600 million USD.

The awards relate to the ten-year extension of existing contracts regarding four land-rigs located in the Middle East. The land rigs, with power ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 HP, will be employed for exploration and production activities in various oil and gas fields, in continuity with operations under execution in the area.

Furthermore, Saipem has been selected to be awarded four new contracts in the Middle East. The scope of work of the contracts encompasses the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of several offshore jackets, decks, subsea pipelines, subsea composite cables, umbilicals, fiber optic cables and brownfield modifications. The combined value of the contracts is approximately 650 million USD.

Source: Saipem

Maire Tecnimont Group awarded new contracts for approximately USD 96 million

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries Tecnimont and Stamicarbon have been awarded several new contracts and order variations for licensing, engineer-ing services and EPC activities for an overall value of approximately USD 96 million. These contracts have been granted by interna-tional clients in Nigeria, as well in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. 

In particular, Tecnimont has been granted a FEED contract by African Refineries Port Harcourt Limited for a 100,000 barrels per day refining plant, which is due to be operational in 2025. It will be built inside the existing Port Harcourt Refinery complex, where Tecnimont is already executing an EPC contract related to its Re-habilitation works. 

The contract also includes a feasibility study for an independent section of the plant for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (“SAF”, also known as Biojet), which will be based on NextChem’s portfolio of green initiatives, using biowaste as feedstock. 

Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem, commented: “We are really honored to support Nigeria both in unlocking greater value by processing its natural resources and in developing circular economy for the first time ever in the Country, as BioJet is one of the most effective solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the global aviation industry. Moreover, these new contracts confirm the strong geographical diversification of our backlog and the reliability of our technology-driven value proposition”.  

Source: Maire Tecnimont

KBR JV Awarded FEED, Turnaround Engineering and Procurement Contract by BP Exploration to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Shah Deniz Alpha Power Supply

KBR announced its SOCAR-KBR joint venture has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED), turnaround engineering, and procurement support services contract by BP Exploration for the Shah Deniz Alpha (SDA) platform in Azerbaijan.

This project will significantly reduce SDA’s overall carbon footprint and increase operational efficiency, providing a robust, long-term, high-availability power supply.  SOCAR-KBR will be responsible for the FEED services for decommissioning the existing five main power generators on the SDA platform. They will then create a power supply from the KBR-designed Shah Deniz Bravo platform through subsea cables and a back-up power generator.

“KBR has been working in the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey region since 1993, which gives us unrivaled expertise with on- and off-shore greenfield and brownfield assets,” said Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR Sustainable Technology Solutions. “Our SOCAR-KBR joint venture allows us to combine KBR’s proven tools, systems, procedures and project track record in the region with SOCAR’s operations knowledge and experience in the energy sector.”

This project will be delivered from SOCAR-KBR’s Baku office to maximize local execution, with specialist subject matter expert support provided from KBR’s London operations. KBR is proud that more than 95% of its current Baku-based SOCAR-KBR team are Azerbaijani engineers.

Source: KBR

Fluor Awarded EPCM Services Contract for Iluka’s Eneabba Rare Earths Refinery in Australia

Fluor Corporation announced that its Mining & Metals business was awarded a contract to perform engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) for Iluka Resources Limited’s Eneabba project, a fully integrated rare earths refinery in Eneabba, Western Australia. Fluor will book the undisclosed reimbursable contract value in the second quarter of 2022.

Fluor will complete the front-end engineering design and execute the EPCM services to deliver the refinery. The completed refinery will produce both light and heavy rare earth oxides including neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium and terbium, which are essential to global electrification. It will have a feed capacity of approximately 55,000 tonnes per annum to produce an estimated 17,500 tonnes per annum of rare earth oxides and will be capable of processing rare earth feedstocks sourced from both Iluka’s portfolio and from a range of potential third party concentrate suppliers.

“Rare earths are critical minerals that provide key inputs to a broad range of technologies including the permanent magnets that are essential for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure,” said Tony Morgan, president of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business. “When completed, the Eneabba project will add significant capacity to an evolving clean technologies ecosystem in Australia.

“The Eneabba rare earths refinery has the potential to become a strategic hub for the downstream processing of Australia’s rare earth resources. Fluor is pleased to be selected as a trusted partner to deliver this strategic project for Iluka. Fluor will build on its successful long-term project delivery experience in Australia and expand the company’s geographic footprint in the rare earths sector. Execution of this project will be a demonstration of our value chain offering in future-facing technologies.”

Fluor’s Perth, Australia office will lead the project. Construction of the refinery is scheduled to begin later this year with first production expected in 2025.

Source: Fluor Corporation

Qatarenergy selects ExxonMobil as the fourth partner in the North Field East Expansion Project

QatarEnergy announced that it has selected ExxonMobil as a partner in the North Field East (NFE) expansion project, the single largest project in the history of the LNG industry.

A special ceremony was held at QatarEnergy’s headquarters in Doha to mark the occasion, during which His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy, and Mr. Darren Woods, the Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, signed the partnership agreement in the presence of senior executives from both sides.

The agreement stipulates a new joint venture company (JV), in which QatarEnergy will hold a 75% interest while ExxonMobil will hold the remaining 25% interest. The new JV will own 25% of the entire NFE project, which includes 4 mega LNG trains with a combined LNG capacity of 32 MTPA.

In his remarks during the ceremony, His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi said: “Today, we are signing a partnership agreement with ExxonMobil, our strategic and long-term partner, with whom we have enjoyed successful and fruitful relations in Qatar and across the globe. This is primarily due to the mutual trust and confidence between both parties, and to the State of Qatar’s safe and stable investment climate.”

H.E. Minister Al-Kaabi added: “We look forward to working closely with ExxonMobil to implement this world-scale project, and to live up to our commitment to power lives with cleaner energy in every corner of the world for a better tomorrow for all.” 

H.E. Minister Al-Kaabi concluded his remarks by saying: “I would like to thank His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for His wise leadership and for his unwavering support to Qatar’s energy sector.” 


On his part, Mr. Darren Woods said in comments at the ceremony: “ExxonMobil’s scale, unique capabilities, and expertise will contribute to enhancing the North Field’s LNG production capacity, helping to meet the world’s growing demand for energy while supporting a lower-emissions future.”

“This is an important milestone in our longstanding relationship with the State of Qatar and QatarEnergy, which continue to advance their global LNG leadership,” Mr. Woods concluded.

The $28.75 billion NFE project will expand Qatar’s LNG export capacity from the current 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 110 MTPA. It is expected to start production in 2026, and employs the highest health, safety, and environmental standards, including carbon capture and sequestration, to reduce the project’s overall carbon footprint to the lowest levels possible.

Source: QatarEnergy

JGC Indonesia Awarded Construction Project for Gas Processing Plant

JGC Holdings Corporation has announced that Group subsidiary PT. JGC Indonesia has been awarded by Jadestone Energy (Lemang) Pte., Ltd., an Indonesian subsidiary of independent oil and natural gas producer Jadestone Energy plc, operating in the Asia-Pacific region with an engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) project for gas processing facilities and sales gas pipeline.

The project involves EPC services for Jadestone Energy (Lemang) Pte., Ltd for an undisclosed lump sum amount. The new gas, LPG and condensate processing facilities with a capacity of 25 MMscfd and an approximately 17 km sales gas pipeline will be built in Jambi, South Sumatra, around 600 km northwest of Jakarta, with activities commencing in the first half of 2024. The project calls for construction of facilities to purify natural gas from Jadestone Energy’s Akatara gas field, along with a pipeline to transport the sales gas to a designated station. The sales gas will be used as fuel for domestic thermal power plants.

JGC Group took the initiative to establish PT. JGC Indonesia in the 1970s as an EPC company within the Group. Since then, the company has built up a solid record in meeting local needs with comprehensive services for more than 40 years. This order can be attributed to a positive overall assessment of PT. JGC Indonesia, attesting to their extensive experience, expert project execution, competitive bidding, and other advantages.

The Group established JGC Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. as a headquarters on January 1, 2022, to promote regional management in Indonesia and the other Group subsidiaries within South East Asia, toward the key strategy of expanding growth markets and segments for the Group’s EPC business as outlined in the medium-term business plan (BSP 2025). This framework for regional management will continue to serve as the basis for intensive Group sales activities to secure orders not only in the oil and gas sector but also for solutions to reduce its environmental impact and support decarbonization, and for a variety of infrastructure focused on renewable power generation and life science applications.

Source: JGC

Saipem awarded offshore contract for Gato do Mato development in Brazil

Saipem confirms that it has been recently awarded a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) by BW Offshore SPV PTE Ltd, for the early-stage engineering services for the supply of an FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) unit to be then provided to Shell and its partners for the development of the Gato do Mato oil and gas field located approximately 200 km offshore Brazil in the Santos Basin, in water depths of around 2,000 meters.

The LNTP is valued up to 50 million USD. Saipem’s share is worth approximately 25 million USD.

The LNTP is a key step ahead for this initiative and Saipem project team is already fully mobilized. Upon completion of the LNTP, Shell and its partners target to award a lease and operate contract which will include the award of the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the FPSO to a Consortium between Saipem and BW, with expected delivery in 2026. The award is subject to the parties finalising the commercial and pricing terms of the contract in view of the current inflationary supply chain market and a final investment decision to proceed by Shell and its partners.

Source: Saipem

Gassco awards EPCM contract to Wood Group Norway

The contract will see Wood work closely with Gassco to renovate the gas receiving facilities through the provision of engineering, procurement and construction management services across the Easington (UK), Zeebrügge (Belgium), Dunkerque (France), Dornum (Germany), and Emden (Germany) gas receiving terminals. 

Combined, these terminals receive around 100 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas from the Norwegian Continental Shelf annually, meaning they are critical to ensure safe, secure and efficient energy supply to Europe in the face of increasing demand. 

“We are looking forward to working with Wood and think it will be a good match based on their european presence in close proximity to our terminals, and also their previous experience and good track record from similar work on Norwegian Gassco operated terminals”, says Dag Olav Sæverud, Gassco’s Project Manager.  

 “We are delighted to grow our relationship with Gassco and expand our operational footprint in Europe with this award which further propels our geographical and portfolio diversification”, says Craig Shanaghey, Wood’s President of Operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

Source: Gassco

Qatarenergy selects Totalenergies as its first partner in the $28.75 billion North Field East Expansion Project

QatarEnergy announced that it has selected TotalEnergies as its first international partner in the North Field East (NFE) expansion project, the single largest project in the history of the LNG industry. The announcement comes at the conclusion of a competitive process that started in 2019 to select QatarEnergy’s international partners in the NFE project, which will expand Qatar’s LNG export capacity from the current 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 110 MTPA. The $28.75 billion NFE project, expected to start production before the end of 2025, employs the highest health, safety, and environmental standards, including carbon capture and sequestration, to reduce the project’s overall carbon footprint to the lowest levels possible.

A special ceremony was held at QatarEnergy’s headquarters in Doha to mark the occasion, during which His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy, and Mr. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies, signed the partnership agreements in the presence of senior executives from QatarEnergy and TotalEnergies.Pursuant to the agreements signed today, QatarEnergy and TotalEnergies will become partners in a new joint venture company (JV), in which QatarEnergy will hold a 75% interest while TotalEnergies will hold the remaining 25% interest. The JV in turn will own 25% of the entire NFE project, including the 4 mega LNG trains with a combined nameplate LNG capacity of 32 MTPA.

In his remarks during the ceremony, His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi said: “This is a historic landmark for Qatar’s energy industry and for the world’s largest LNG development. The North Field East project is an iconic achievement that will not only ensure the optimal utilization of Qatar’s natural resources but will also provide the world with the cleaner and more reliable energy it needs. Today, QatarEnergy is standing at the threshold of a new era with a stronger commitment to energy transition and to the safe, reliable, and trustworthy access to cleaner energy. We will continue to power lives in every corner of the world for a better tomorrow for all. This is our commitment.”“We look forward to working closely with TotalEnergies, who are a long-term strategic partner that we have always trusted to support the efficient and safe delivery of our projects. I would like to thank all the team members in QatarEnergy and TotalEnergies for the excellent collaboration and for all their hard work that has led to this important moment. I also would like to express thanks and appreciation to the project’s team and to the Qatargas organization for continuing to deliver the NFE project, and with an outstanding safety record,” His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi added.

Minister Al-Kaabi concluded his remarks by saying: “We are forever grateful to the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and for His unlimited support of Qatar’s energy sector.”In his remarks during the ceremony, Mr. Pouyanné said: “This is another historic day for TotalEnergies in Qatar, where we have been present for more than 80 years. Qatar has huge natural gas resources that it intends to develop further to increase the production of the least expensive, the most environmentally respectful and the best located LNG. TotalEnergies was present at the beginning of its LNG industry in Qatar some 30 years ago through its interest in Qatargas 1, and then Qatargas 2 in 2005.”

“We are very proud that Qatar has chosen again TotalEnergies, this time as the first partner for its new major phase of LNG expansion. It is a clear testimony of the profound trust that the teams have developed together, and it will extend our strategic partnership with Qatar and QatarEnergy for more than 25 years. It is good news for the fight against Climate Change as gas and LNG are key to support the energy transition, and notably the shift from coal to gas in many countries. With its low costs and low greenhouse gas emissions – thanks to carbon capture and storage – the North Field expansion will be an exemplary and major contribution to our low-carbon LNG growth strategy. This new partnership will indeed enable us to reinforce our global LNG portfolio and, together with Qatar, it will support our ability to contribute to Europe energy security.”” Mr. Pouyanné concluded.

As part of the partner selection process, QatarEnergy had received offers for double the equity available, underscoring the high-quality investment case of the NFE project thanks to its economic competitiveness, financial resilience, and also its unique environmental features.

More partners are slated to join the NFE Project, as final terms have been agreed and the relevant announcements will be made soon. 

Source: QatarEnergy