Technip Energies and Saulsbury Industries Awarded EPC Contract for Carbon Capture & Storage at ExxonMobil LaBarge, Wyoming, US Facility

Technip Energies, in Consortium with Saulsbury Industries, has been awarded a contract for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) to expand the carbon capture and storage (CCS) at ExxonMobil’s LaBarge, Wyoming facility.

The LaBarge plant has already captured more CO2 than any other facility in the world. The plant has capacity to capture more than 6 million metric tons per year, and this expansion project will enable the capture of more than one million additional metric tons of CO2 per year.

The expansion will consist of a modification of the existing gas treatment facility to increase the carbon capture capacity and the installation of pipeline to transport the COto the reservoir where it will be stored. Technip Energies will be responsible for the engineering and procurement services, while Saulsbury Industries will perform construction and the pipeline installation.

Laure Mandrou, Senior Vice President Carbon-Free Solutions of Technip Energies, commented: “We are very pleased to be working with ExxonMobil to expand the CCS at LaBarge, the world’s largest carbon capture facility. We are committed to advancing the energy transition and this project will be a hallmark in reducing carbon emissions.”

Dan Ammann, President of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions, stated: “The expansion of carbon capture and storage capacity at LaBarge underscores ExxonMobil’s commitment to advancing lower-emissions technologies with projects around the world. Carbon capture and storage is necessary to help meet society’s net-zero goals and, with the right policies in place, the technology can be broadly deployed immediately.”

Dennis Chismar, Senior Vice President of Saulsbury Industries, stated: “We are pleased to be collaborating with Technip Energies and supporting this exciting project with ExxonMobil. Our commitment to assisting in the reduction of carbon emissions and being a key contributor to the LaBarge expansion project marks a proud and historic moment for Saulsbury.”

Source: Technip Energies

Maire Tecnimont Group awarded EPC contract for a green hydrogen plant in India

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its Indian subsidiary Tecnimont Private Limited (TCMPL), in collaboration with NextChem, has been awarded an EPC contract by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) to implement a 4.3 tons per day green hydrogen production plant via a 10-megawatt PEM(1)  electrolysis unit to be located in Vijaipur (Madhya Pradesh), in Central India.

The contract’s overall value is confidential and in line for this type of projects. The project’s scope of work entails full engineering, procurement and construction up to commissioning, start-up of the plant and Performance Guarantee Test Run, while its completion is expected in 18 months from the letter of acceptance.   
GAIL is the largest state-owned natural gas processing company with diversified activities across the whole natural gas value chain.

Alessandro Bernini, appointed Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group, commented: “In line with its National Hydrogen Mission, this project represents an important milestone of India’s journey towards a hydrogen-based and carbon-neutral industry and economy, as well as a tangible confirmation of the steady growth of Maire Tecnimont’s Green Business. Blending green hydrogen into the gas network or using it as green feedstock to decarbonise the fertiliser and other hard-to-abate industrial processes are essential uses which are enabling the green hydrogen economy to accelerate and scale-up. With our historical presence in India, we are proud to concretely contribute to the country’s 2030 decarbonization targets”.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Trinidad and Tobago

Subsea 7 announced the award of a sizeable project by BP for the TOPR project located offshore Trinidad and Tobago, in water depths of up to 280 feet.

The project covers the installation of a 96 kilometres 12-inch pipeline, associated shore approach and diver tie-in spools. Front end engineering and design (FEED) is underway and the EPCI scope is scheduled to begin this month.

Project management and engineering will take place in Subsea 7’s office in Houston, Texas.

Craig Broussard, Vice President for Subsea 7 US, said: “We are honoured to have been selected for the fast-track delivery of the TOPR project and we look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship with BP.”

Source: Subsea7

INEOS awards Técnicas Reunidas the execution of a world scale ethylene plant in Europe

INEOS, the world’s leading private chemical company, has awarded Técnicas Reunidas a contract for the project management, engineering, procurement and construction management and supervision services for a world scale ethylene plant in Europe. 

The facility, to be built in the Belgian port of Antwerp, will have a production capacity of 1.5 million tons per year. Start-up of the facility is expected in 2026. 

Ethylene is a raw material needed for products that are used in wind power plants, solar panels, medical equipment (blood bags, sterile containers, magnetic resonance scanners, etc.), long-life construction materials, textile products and lightweight components for vehicles, among other applications. 

INEOS will invest 3,000 – 4,000 million euros in this project. It will be the largest capital investment made by the European chemical sector in the last 20 years. 

The advanced technology applied in its development will make it the most energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable facility of its kind in Europe. 

For the development of the project, the company will mobilize a highly qualified team that will reach a peak of 450 professionals in Madrid, composed of process engineers and chemical engineers, among other specialties. 

In addition, Técnicas Reunidas will mobilize a peak of 225 professionals for construction supervision to the Antwerp site and also to the center where the construction of the large-scale modules, designed by Técnicas Reunidas, will be carried out. 

Técnicas Reunidas will promote, as it does in all its projects, the involvement of Spanish companies in their execution, confirming the dragging effect it exerts on the country’s industrial fabric. 

This project is a milestone in the European chemical sector due to its size, its advanced technology and its contribution to the energy transition, Técnicas Reunidas appointment confirms the company as a center of excellence in engineering in the world. 

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

Técnicas Reunidas and Wison Engineering joint venture has won a new contract from QatarEnergy for more than 600 million USD

QatarEnergy has awarded the contract “NFXP Sulfur Project” (NFXP) to a joint venture formed by Técnicas Reunidas (70%) and the Chinese company Wison Engineering Ltd. (30%) for more than 600 million USD.

The project consists of the construction of new sulfur sulfur-handling, storage and loading facilities to process and export sulfur from the existing expansion of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC). The new sulfur plant will process an average of 5,000 tons of molten sulfur per day.

The contract will also include an option for further expansion to support sulfur production for the two additional LNG trains of the North Field South (NFS) project, and infrastructure to support future additional LNG trains.

The project includes the connection of the new facilities to the existing sulfur gathering system, as well as new granulators, solid sulfur storage capacity, sulfur handling equipment, and a new ship loading system.

The expected duration of the project is 48 months, with some 415 engineers on peak, of which more than 70% will be from Técnicas Reunidas.

The work to be carried out by Técnicas Reunidas will have a double positive environmental impact: on the one hand, it will improve air quality; and on the other, it will facilitate a circular economy scheme, since the sulfur generated as a by-product of the gas treatment process can be used in the production of fertilizers and as a base material for intermediate chemical products used in the manufacture of industrial and domestic products.

Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy said: “The award of this EPC contract is the culmination of our efforts to implement the NFE project, the largest of its kind in the history of LNG industry, as part of our journey for the sustainable development of our massive natural gas resources, while maintaining our position as the world’s largest, safest and mostreliable LNG producer. The contract with the TR-Wison joint venture includes options for the NFS project as well as any future requirements for the handling, storage and loading of sulfur. We look forward to working together to deliver this important project in a safe, timely, and successful manner.”

On completion of the North Field Expansion Project, Qatar’s LNG production capacity will increase from the current 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 126 MTP by 2027.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

Worley has been awarded a contract to provide main FEED Phase II services for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project

When completed, the over 7,000 km long gas pipeline, being promoted by Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) of Morocco and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of Nigeria, will link Nigeria with Morocco, cross 11 west African countries and extend to Europe. It will be the longest offshore pipeline in the world and the second longest pipeline overall.

The NMGP pipeline is expected to traverse 13 countries, and will help to boost local industries and economies by delivering a reliable and sustainable energy source. It will also support industrial development and create employment opportunities.

Additionally, the pipeline will provide a new avenue for countries along the route to export their gas to their neighboring countries and Europe.

Delivering this project requires expertise from all over the world.

The overall FEED services will be managed by Intecsea BV, our offshore engineering consultancy business in The Hague, the Netherlands. This includes the development of the project implementation framework and supervision of the engineering survey.

The onshore FEED scope, the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Land Acquisition Studies (LAS) will be delivered by our team in London, UK. The project will also be supported by our network of offices in Africa, and our global integrated delivery team in Hyderabad, India.

Advisian, our global consulting business, will explore the acceleration of electrification and the feasibility of energy self-sufficiency in the region. Our UK and Madrid offices will set out the potential to use renewable energy resources to power the pipeline and reduce the project’s carbon footprint.

“Being part of a project that not only looks towards sustainability, but also contributes to boosting regional economy and supports the development of local communities is an incredible opportunity,” said Ping Liu, Managing Director of Intecsea BV.

“The NMGP is a project that reflects our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world. We look forward to working with ONHYM and NNPC as we journey into a new chapter for West Africa.”

Source: Worley

JGC and TOYO Sign Alliance Agreement on EPC Projects for Fuel Ammonia Plants

JGC Holdings Corporation and Toyo Engineering Corporation announce that the two companies have signed an alliance agreement related to the receipt of orders and execution of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects for fuel-ammonia manufacturing plants and ammonia receiving terminals, starting from feasibility studies (FS) and front-end engineering design (FEED).

In October 2020, the Japanese government declared its goal of realizing carbon neutrality by 2050. Fuel ammonia shows promise as a decarbonized fuel for power generation, shipping, etc. The government has therefore set expanded implementation targets of 3 million tons per year as of 2030 and 30 million tons per year as of 2050. Accordingly, various companies and organizations both in Japan and overseas have launched initiatives aimed at the manufacturing, transport and use of fuel ammonia.

In response to this move toward the expanded use of fuel ammonia, the JGC Group and the TOYO Group reached an alliance agreement with the aim of speedily demonstrating to fuel ammonia business operators enhanced proposal capabilities and competitiveness by combining the JGC Group’s extensive record of constructing process plants in regions such as Australia and the Middle East with the TOYO Group’s extensive track record and technical expertise in ammonia manufacturing plants, integrating efforts from the conceptual stage to EPC.

A coalition of the Japanese government and companies is expected to play a key role in the fuel ammonia business in the future. The JGC Group and the TOYO Group will jointly pursue business operations and project execution related to the evaluation, planning, engineering, procurement and construction of fuel ammonia manufacturing-related facilities around the world, including for overseas companies.

Through the expanded use of fuel ammonia, the two Groups will contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society.

Source: JGC

McDermott Joins Industry Experts on Hydrogen Hub and CCUS Project

McDermott International has joined a group of industry experts focused on unlocking the potential for a hydrogen-led energy hub located at Bacton, Norfolk, UK. The UK North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) is spearheading the Bacton Energy Hub (BEH) project, which could play a significant role in the UK’s energy future and become a vital element in its transition to net zero emissions.

The project aims to deliver a sustainable hydrogen supply by adding facilities that support low-carbon hydrogen production, carbon capture and underground storage (CCUS) by 2030. Also, through the development of offshore wind, it is aiming to develop renewable hydrogen production as part of the energy supply transition by 2050.

“We are proud to play a leading role in developing the UK’s energy future in line with the net zero objectives set by the UK Government,” said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Onshore. “McDermott’s Center of Excellence in London has the design capabilities and expertise in major project execution, including both greenfield and brownfield, to deliver a viable project scope that will support Maximizing Energy Recovery (MER) and net zero emissions for the UK.”

“It’s great to see an organization like McDermott contributing to the Bacton Energy Hub initiative, which aims to facilitate the transition to net zero and reinforce the East of England’s position as a key region for low carbon power for the UK,” said Alistair MacFarlane, NSTA Southern North Sea & East Irish Sea Area Manager. “The Infrastructure SIG will play a vital role in maturing the opportunity at Bacton and hopefully enabling the industry to take investment decisions by 2024.”

The NSTA has established five Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to work collectively on an executable development concept. The five SIGs are: Hydrogen Supply; Hydrogen Demand; Regulatory; Supply Chain and Technology; and Infrastructure. McDermott has been selected as a core member of the Infrastructure SIG and has been chosen to lead Work Scope 6—Greenfield Onshore facilities. The Infrastructure SIG will establish the offshore and onshore facilities required to produce, store and distribute both low-carbon and renewable hydrogen, with associated CCUS. The SIG will include industry and government input to perform a series of studies and make recommendations for future project development.

Source: McDermott

PERTAMINA, Osaka Gas, JGC Holdings and INPEX Sign Joint Study Agreement on Bio-methane Derived Clean Gas Project

PT PERTAMINA (Pertamina), Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (Osaka Gas), JGC Holdings Corporation (JGC) and INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) (together hereinafter, “parties”) announced they have entered into a joint study agreement on exploring the feasibility of a clean natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia involving the production of bio-methane1 from palm oil mill effluent (POME). The project is expected to support the Asia Energy Transition Initiative2 (AETI), a plan unveiled by the Government of Japan in 2021 that aims to help achieve sustainable economic growth and carbon neutrality in Asia through energy transitions.

Indonesia is the world’s largest producer and exporter of palm oil, and Indonesia’s palm oil industry is a key industry that supports the employment of approximately three million persons and generates 4.5 percent of the country’s GDP. POME is known to contain large quantities of organic material resulting in significant methane emissions, which is generally said to have 25 times larger impact on global warming compared to CO2. The project is intended to contain POME-derived greenhouse gas emissions by sequestering methane and converting it to biofuels, contributing to the supply of clean energy in a sustainable manner.

Through this joint study initiative, the parties will jointly conduct a study on the feasibility of the project, including cooperation on the research and development of technologies and solutions pertaining to the production of bio-methane from POME resources located in Sumatra and Kalimantan and supplying to consumers in Indonesia, including Java. The aim of the project is to supply bio-methane through the existing gas grid, meet growing natural gas demand and contribute to the reduction of Scope 13 emissions of gas consumers in Indonesia. The parties will also jointly assess opportunities for the project to leverage carbon crediting mechanisms and bio-methane certification schemes to secure carbon neutrality. Finally, the joint study will also involve identifying bio-methane/bio-LNG and bunker fuel marketing opportunities, including bio-LNG export to Japan and/or other countries.

Pertamina positions this collaboration as a continuation of several green energy development projects it has developed so far as part of a more comprehensive effort to reduce GHG emissions by 30 percent before 2030. In addition to developing New and Renewable Energy (NRE), this collaborative project helps overcome environmental challenges especially by turning palm oil waste into environmentally friendly energy.

In this joint initiative, Pertamina will provide several facilities and locations with good accessibility to raw material sources in Kalimantan and Sumatra. In addition, the output from the initiative is expected to help meet the natural gas demands of the industrial sector and general consumers, and expand the development of Pertamina’s natural gas network.

This study is in line with the Daigas Group Carbon Neutral Vision (CNV) announced in January 2021. Aiming to become carbon neutral by 2050 under CNV, Osaka Gas will continue to develop technologies and services that contribute to a decarbonized society and solve social issues such as climate change. To expand the use of bio-methane in Indonesia and to reduce CO2 emissions in both Indonesia and Japan, Daigas Group will contribute to this collaboration through the technology of bio-methane production from bio-gas, the experience of bio-methane pipeline injection, and the knowledge of natural gas marketing.

As outlined in its Long-term Strategy and Medium-term Business Plan (INPEX Vision @2022) announced in February 2022, INPEX seeks to proactively engage in energy structure reforms towards the realization of a net zero carbon society by 2050 while responding to the energy demands of Japan and other countries around the world. In line with this strategy, the company aims to work closely with its partners to build a business framework contributing to climate change response and explore opportunities to provide clean LNG bunkering solutions at the Bontang LNG Terminal in Bontang, Indonesia.

JGC group recognizes this program as an important strategy to unlock the clean transition fuel interests in the Asian region to achieve its medium-term management plan, “Building a Sustainable Planetary Infrastructure 2025.” JGC will contribute to this collaboration by delivering its core competencies in program management and delivering world-class engineering capabilities acquired through its rich track records in building gas processing facilities in Indonesia.

Source: JGC

Hitachi Energy wins INR 160 cr order from MP Power Transmission Package-II Limited to modernize the Madhya Pradesh power grid in India

Hitachi Energy India Ltd. has won an order worth about INR 160 crore from MP Power Transmission Package-II Limited, a project-specific business to strengthen the transmission system in the rural area of Madhya Pradesh to increase capacity and improve reliability of the power infrastructure in the region. The order was booked in the January to March quarter.

The order for nine grid connections will strengthen a power transmission network spanning more than 1,000 kilometers of overhead lines across nine rural districts of Madhya Pradesh. The state has increased its momentum to reach a target of 12 GW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2025 – through utility-scale solar, wind and hybrid installations as well as rooftop solar.

“As more people get connected to the grid, electricity will form the backbone of the entire energy system, driven by a higher share of renewable energy” said N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, Hitachi Energy India Ltd.” Reliable transmission and digitalization of the power network will be crucial to ensure a sustainable energy future

“Through these projects, we are pleased to be regarded as a trusted partner of choice to advance a sustainable energy transition. At Hitachi Energy we are committed to the accelerated electrification, digitalization and decarbonization of the world’s energy systems,” he added.

Hitachi Energy is the world’s leading provider of grid connections and power quality solutions, with an installed base of more than 10,000 projects worldwide, over 800 of which connect renewable energy sources to the grid.

Source: Hitachi Energy

TechnipFMC Awarded Significant Integrated EPCI Contract by Wintershall Dea

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant(1) integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (iEPCI™) contract by Wintershall Dea Norge AS for its Maria revitalization project.

The project will boost production at the existing Maria field in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract includes subsea trees, spools, jumpers, and flexible pipes.

The revitalization project will tie in an additional lightweight six-slot integrated template structures (ITS). The two existing templates in the Maria field are part of TechnipFMC’s installed base and began production in 2017.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “This iEPCI™ award is built on our ability to leverage our integrated front end engineering and design (iFEED™) model. Through early engagement, we optimized the field layout and maximized the benefits of integrated project execution. Our involvement helped reduce the carbon footprint of the revitalization project by modifying existing infrastructure, eliminating the need for an additional 4,000 meters of pipe.”

(1) For TechnipFMC, a “significant” contract is between $75 million and $250 million.

Source: TechnipFMC

L&T Construction Awarded contracts for its Water & Effluent Treatment Business

The international arm of the Water & Effluent Treatment Business has been awarded a project from a prestigious client to construct and commission water supply schemes for various towns in Tanzania.

The aggregate scope of work comprises design & construction of raw water intake systems, storage tanks, water treatment plants of a total capacity of 71 MLD, 5 clear water reservoirs, pumping stations, 263 km of pipeline and associated electromechanical works.

The project is being funded by the EXIM Bank of India.

In addition, the Business has also secured add-on domestic orders from the Uttar Pradesh State Water & Sanitation Mission to implement various rural water supply projects under the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide Functional House Tap Connections (FHTC) in the state.

Source: L&T

SNC-Lavalin awarded advisory and engineering services contract for ADNOC offshore operations power project

SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a four-year advisory and engineering services contract by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to support its offshore operations power project. A first-of-its-kind high-voltage, direct current (HVDC-VSC) subsea transmission system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the project will power ADNOC’s offshore production operations with cleaner and more efficient energy.

“Our work with ADNOC on this significant project will support the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative and reinforces our commitment to work with our global clients on their net zero journeys,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin. “Through our world-class engineering services and HVDC expertise, we will ensure the project is delivered to the highest quality, safety, and environmental standards to drive more efficiency and green impact.”

The project, which is in partnership with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), is expected to reduce the carbon footprint of ADNOC’s offshore operations by more than 30%, replacing existing offshore gas turbine generators with more sustainable power sources available on the Abu Dhabi onshore power network. This will be achieved by developing two subsea HVDC-VSC links from onshore Alternating Current (AC) power substations to artificial islands. SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work includes the design review of the converter stations, the submarine cables, integration with the onshore and offshore grid, as well as reviewing the implementation plans for HSE, Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) of contractors. In addition, SNC-Lavalin will provide supervision throughout the construction and commissioning phases. The project will be supported by the company’s global HVDC Center of Excellence in Canada, and its regional expertise based in the Middle East.

“SNC-Lavalin’s Canadian HVDC Centre of Excellence (CoE) has been active in the field for half a century,” said Dale Clarke, CEO, Engineering Services, Canada at SNC-Lavalin. “This CoE has delivered close to 50 landmark projects across five continents and adapts each project to its unique environments.”  

SNC-Lavalin has a proven track record in delivering some of the most complex and challenging HVDC systems worldwide. The company’s global team of expertise work with clients across the entire asset life cycle, ensuring – from development and design to project development and commissioning, to rehabilitation and end-of-life management –the utmost benefits of clean, effective and cost-effective power are realized.  

Source: SNC-Lavalin

Technip Energies and Alterra Energy to Jointly Develop Sustainable Plastics Projects

Technip Energies and Alterra Energy (“Alterra”) announced they have signed a global joint development and collaboration agreement to integrate Alterra’s commercially available liquefaction process technology with Technip Energies’ pyrolysis oil purification technology to maximize adoption of recycled feedstock and improve circular economy solutions for the global petrochemical industry.

Alterra provides an innovative, patented, thermochemical liquefaction, converting hard-to-recycle plastic into pyrolysis based oil (“PyOil”).  

Technip Energies brings extensive knowledge of ethylene furnace and steam cracker design, preparation and purification of heavy feedstocks for refining and petrochemical facilities, all of which is combined in their Pure.rOil ™ purification technology ensuring safe, reliable and an optimized integration with individual crackers. 

The combination of both companies’ solutions ensures Alterra’s recycled PyOil is drop-in ready feedstock to further accelerate the replacement of hydrocarbon-based oil with recycled feedstock in the production of new plastic-based materials.

Bhaskar Patel, SVP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Circularity at Technip Energies said: “Technip Energies’ Pure.rOil ™, combined with Alterra’s experience and innovative advanced recycling solution, is helping create new pathways toward solving the plastic waste problem. This partnership with Alterra further strengthens our growing presence in the field of plastics recycling and circularity. ”

Frederic Schmuck, CEO of Alterra Energy, stated “Our partnership with Technip Energies allows us to offer a more holistic value proposition to our customers by ensuring that our recycled product can be utilized as a direct feed in the majority of existing chemical and petrochemical assets for the production of new plastics, thus closing the plastic recycling loop. To meet the growing demand for recycled content, Alterra will continue to forge partnerships and collaborations with innovative companies like Technip Energies to create a recycling ecosystem that’s as efficient and effective as possible.”

Source: Technip Energies

Wood awarded contract for first oil development offshore Senegal

Wood has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy for the Sangomar FPSO development, located 100km south of Dakar, Senegal.

The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility is specifically designed for the processing of hydrocarbons and the storage of oil before being transported to markets around the world. On completion in 2023, the FPSO will have a production capacity of approximately 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil, which will provide revenue to help deliver sustainable long-term economic and social benefits for Senegal.

A multidisciplinary Wood team will implement a combined production management system (PMS) and virtual metering system (VMS) at the Sangomar FPSO control room and Woodside’s onshore offices in Senegal and Perth, leveraging Wood’s digital capabilities and Virtuoso® platform.

The Virtuoso® PMS and VMS will provide real-time monitoring of the production system together with decision support for complex operations and advanced surveillance for hydrate and wax management. The PMS will ensure continuity of production and minimised flaring which reduces the greenhouse gas emissions and methane intensity of Sangomar. Further, the VMS minimises the number of subsea flow meters required for the development.

As a leading process digital twin, Virtuoso monitors and optimises over 30% of the world’s LNG systems using multiphase flow models combined with real-time data, delivering a real-time decision support system to monitor, control, optimise and plan production operations from pore to transmission systems.

Prabu Parthasarathy, Vice President, Intelligent Operations at Wood, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our longstanding relationship with Woodside following the award of this new contract. As one of Africa’s leading natural gas markets, boasting over 450 billion cubic meters of reserves, Senegal is aiming to establish itself as a regional gas producer and exporter. We are proud to be part of this first-of-its-kind project for Senegal, which will play a key role in helping to achieve this goal.”

The recent contract win follows on from Wood’s ongoing work with Woodside executing the flow assurance design analysis for the Sangomar FPSO Development, drawing on its extensive experience of complex operations of the field which include hydrate and wax management, hot oil and dead oil circulation, and gas lift optimisation.

Source: Woodplc

Maire Tecnimont awarded USD185 MN urea def project in the United States

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A. and Tecnimont USA has been awarded a new urea Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) project in the United States, by the same leading global chemicals producer that recently awarded to Tecnimont a blue ammonia project in the Country. 

The contract value is approximately USD 185 MN. The urea DEF plant, which will be based on Stamicarbon’s proprietary technology (part of Maire Tecnimont Group), entails a 1,500 tons per day urea production unit plus the necessary utilities and facilities, including a CO2 purification plant. Project Completion is expected as early as 2025. Once completed, the plant will receive the ammonia from the above-mentioned Blue Ammonia plant.  

The plant will produce Diesel Exhaust Fluid (a high-purity urea aqueous solution, known as AdBlue® in Europe) which is added to diesel engines to limit the emission of nitrogen oxides during the combustion process, thus significantly reducing the environmental impact of such emissions. 

The contract’s scope of work includes supply of technology, full engineering activities and supply of all materials and equipment as well as construction supervision services. Construction activities will be the responsibility of an external party not belonging to Maire Tecnimont Group under a different contract, directly awarded by the client. Such contractual strategy is typically implemented in the United States to better optimize the construction activities and mitigate Maire Tecnimont Group’s risks. It also leverages Tecnimont USA’s expertise in managing complex projects, while valorizing local content in the Country.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented: ”This new contract awarded on the back of the Blue Ammonia one confirms our steady growth in the United States downstream market with innovative projects aimed at reducing the plants’ carbon footprint. These two back-to-back contracts represent the perfect example of our technology-driven strategy: leveraging synergies within our Group through Stamicarbon’s undisputed leadership in urea technology, Tecnimont’s strong capability as an EPCM contractor and our deep knowledge of the US energy arena and its players.”  

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Worley has been awarded a contract to provide EPCM services to Sedibelo Platinum Mines Limited (SPM)

The project, in South Africa’s western limb of the Bushveld Complex, will take SPM’s Pilanesberg Platinum Mines from an open-pit operation to an underground mine. This project will extend the life of mine by 30 years from 2030 to 2060, with first ore expected from the underground operation by 2025.

“The natural progression for an open-pit mine in an orebody that extends at depth is to transition to underground mining,” explains Gladwin Mfolo, Business Sector Lead Resources, Qatar, Kuwait, and Sub Saharan Africa. “Drawing on our underground mining expertise in South Africa, Australia, and South America, we help mine owners around the world explore the feasibility of underground life-of-mine extensions and identify the most efficient and safe underground mining methods.”

Global experience and local support

In 2019, we completed the preliminary engineering design work for the feasibility study of this project. In the new contract, we will provide detailed engineering, design, and construction management services for the full scope.

This includes the development of a box cut, which allows access to a triple decline that will extract 160 ktpm of ore from the underground operation. We will also create a series of raised bored ventilation holes, and set up production sections, ore and ventilation passes, underground engineering setup, conveyors, workshops, and some surface infrastructure.

Our Johannesburg office will lead this project with support from our global integrated delivery team. The project is expected to take around 10 years to complete, with the current scope covering the first three years.

“A combination of our work on earlier phases, interrogating and challenging proposal inputs, and understanding our customer requirements led to this contract award. We look forward to supporting SPM as it transitions from an open pit to underground mine while fulfilling its environment, social, governance (ESG), and mining charter obligations,” said Mfolo.

Source: Worley

JGC Awarded FEED and EPC Bid Agreement contract for expansion of Cameron LNG facilities in United States

JGC Holdings Corporation (Representative Director, Chairman and CEO Masayuki Sato) announced that JGC America, Inc., its 100% owned affiliate in United States, together with joint venture partner Zachry Industrial, Inc. (JZJV), has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Bid Agreement contract for the Cameron LNG Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) expansion project located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, under a competitive dual FEED process.

Currently Cameron LNG operates three natural gas liquefaction trains (annual production of approx. 12 million tons). The expansion project is aimed to enlarge production capacity by adding a fourth train (maximum annual production of approx. 6.75 million tons) to the existing trains utilizing electric drive (E-drive) motors. Usage of E-drive instead of gas turbine drives, is expected to allow for significant reduction in carbon emissions.

JZJV will be responsible for the FEED design work as well as submission of an EPC bid.

Amid the rapid global trend toward low-carbon and decarbonization, LNG, which has less environmental impact than other fossil fuels, plays an extremely important role in promoting energy transitions. JGC has been responsible for executing LNG plants that account for approximately 30% of global LNG production. Currently, JGC is executing two LNG projects, including LNG Canada and a FLNG (Floating LNG) plant off the coast of Mozambique.

As a top LNG contractor in the field of LNG, JGC will continue to lead the industry through its strong business activities and respond to the growing demand of electric drive (E-drive) motors.

Source: JGC

Saipem has been awarded new offshore drilling contracts in Middle East and West Africa worth over 400 million USD

Saipem has been awarded new contracts in Offshore Drilling in the Middle East and in West Africa for a total amount of over 400 million USD.

Two contracts have been awarded in the Middle East for two high specification jack-up drilling units, consisting of drilling and workover operations for a duration of five years. The start of operations is scheduled for the fourth quarter 2022. Each contract includes options for two additional years. These projects will involve one Saipem jack-up unit and a new high specification jack-up chartered from CIMC Group for the project.

With these additional awards in the Middle East, Saipem consolidates its presence in this strategic area, expanding the jack-up fleet from three to five units, with a view to growth in the offshore drilling market.

Furthermore, another contract has been assigned by Eni for a drilling campaign offshore West Africa, with operations expected to start in April 2022 in continuity with previous activities. The contract will be executed by Saipem 12000, a sixth-generation ultra-deep-water drillship. The contract duration is for six months plus optional periods for an additional 10 months.

Including the contracts announced today, from the beginning of 2022 Saipem has been awarded projects worth over a total amount of 750 million USD in the offshore drilling segment.

Saipem is an advanced technological and engineering platform for the design, construction and operation of safe and sustainable complex infrastructure and plants. Saipem has always been oriented towards technological innovation and is currently committed, alongside its clients, on the frontline of energy transition with increasingly digitalised tools, technologies and processes that were devised from the outset with environmental sustainability in mind. It is listed on the Milan stock exchange and operates in over 70 countries around the world with 32 thousand employees from 130 different nationalities.

Source: Saipem

JGC’s Consortium Awarded a Construction Project for LNG Terminal Facilities in Taiwan

JGC Holdings Corporation, in a consortium that includes leading Taiwanese construction firm RSEA Engineering Corporation, Taiwan’s Do & Find Engineering Consultants and another company, has been awarded a contract for construction of LNG terminal facilities from state-owned oil and gas company CPC Corporation.

The project calls for engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) services for Kaohsiung-based CPC Corporation, which will involve construction of eight LNG vaporizers and associated facilities in Taichung. This is a lump-sum contract for approximately 60 billion yen, with the JGC portion being nearly 34 billion yen. Delivery is scheduled for 2024.

Current energy policy in Taiwan seeks to end nuclear power generation and phase out coal-fired power while actively introducing clean energy sources such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable energy. To this end, the project will expand the existing Taichung LNG receiving terminal and add the new terminal being constructed. Specifically, the consortium has been contracted to build eight vaporizers (with a total capacity of 1,600 tons per hour) and ancillary facilities at the LNG receiving terminal.

Compelling factors that may have led to this order by CPC included technical proposal capabilities meeting client needs, project execution planning that ensures quality, safety, and fast turnaround, and a project execution framework that maximizes each company’s considerable experience.

Taiwan plans to increase power generation fueled by natural gas to 50% of the island’s total power generation by 2025, up from about 30% at present. This commitment is reflected in the active expansion of LNG imports and storage capacity by CPC and Taiwan Power Company (TPC). Construction of several new LNG receiving terminals is also planned. After successful completion of this project, the JGC Group will pursue subsequent projects here.

The JGC Group has positioned LNG receiving terminals in the Asian region as a growth segment and market for EPC business, as outlined in the medium-term business plan (BSP 2025). Building on this project, we will work to secure other new orders, as we contribute to global environmental conservation through expanded use of LNG.

Source: JGC

IndianOil, L&T and ReNew to form JV for development of Green Hydrogen Business

In a bid to enable India’s decarbonization push, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., (IndianOil), the country’s top refiner and fuel retailer, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s premier engineering, construction and IT/TS services conglomerate, and ReNew Power (“ReNew”) (NASDAQ:RNW, RNWWW), India’s leading renewable energy company, announced signing of binding term sheet for the formation of a Joint Venture (JV) company to develop the nascent green hydrogen sector in India. 

The tripartite venture is a synergistic alliance that brings together the strong credentials of L&T in designing, executing, and delivering EPC projects, IndianOil’s established expertise in petroleum refining along with its presence across the energy spectrum, and the expertise of ReNew in offering and developing utility-scale renewable energy solutions. 

Additionally, IndianOil and L&T have signed a binding term sheet to form a JV with equity participation to manufacture and sell Electrolyzers used in the production of Green Hydrogen. 

Speaking about the joint venture, Mr. SN Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, L&T, said, “India plans to rapidly march ahead in its decarbonization efforts and production of Green Hydrogen is key in this endeavour. The IndianOil-L&T-ReNew JV will focus on developing Green Hydrogen projects in a time-bound manner to supply Green Hydrogen at an industrial scale. While L&T will bring its strong EPC credentials to the table, IOC being India’s premier oil refiner with extensive capabilities in chemical processes and refining has established deep R&D capabilities in many aspects of green hydrogen value chain, and ReNew Power has in a short time established itself as a leading renewable energy supplier and has built itself a very strong reputation. We consider this partnership as a significant step in India’s quest for alternative energy.

Addressing another gap in the Green Hydrogen manufacturing chain, IndianOil-L&T JV will focus on production and sale of Electrolyzer.”

“Both these JVs aim to enable the nation’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission to rapidly build, expand and bring in economies of scale to make green hydrogen a cost-effective energy carrier and a chemical feedstock for many sectors.”

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil, said, “Being the Energy of India, we are committed to powering India’s drive towards carbon neutrality by leveraging the power of green hydrogen. IndianOil is forging this alliance to realise India’s green hydrogen aspirations, which is in sync with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of making India a Green Hydrogen generation and export hub. To start with, this partnership will focus on green hydrogen projects at our Mathura and Panipat refineries. Alongside, other green hydrogen projects in India will also be evaluated. While the usage of hydrogen in the mobility sector will take its due time, however the refineries will be the pivot around which India’s green hydrogen revolution will materialize in a substantial way.”

“The partnership forged today will thus catalyse the greening of India’s energy basket.”

Mr. Sumant Sinha, Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power said, “In alignment with the government’s broader strategic climate goals for 2030 and 2070 set by honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ReNew looks forward to working with L&T and IndianOil to build the green hydrogen business in India. ReNew, as a leader in intelligent energy solutions and with advanced capability across renewable energy technologies, is well poised to complement the capabilities of our partners.”

“The timing for these proposed JVs is excellent as they will help support Government of India’s recently announced green hydrogen policy to boost India Inc.’s decarbonization journey.” 

The planned JVs aim to enable India’s transition from a grey hydrogen economy to a greener economy that increasingly manufactures hydrogen via electrolysis powered by renewable energy.

The central government in February notified the Green Hydrogen policy aimed at boosting production of green hydrogen and green ammonia to help the nation become a global hub for the environmentally friendly version of the element. 

For countries like India, with its ever-increasing oil and gas import bill, green hydrogen can also help provide crucial energy security by reducing the overall dependence on imported fossil fuels. 

While nearly all hydrogen produced in India today is grey, it is estimated that demand for Hydrogen will be 12 MMT by 2030 and around 40% of the element produced in the country (around 5 MMT) will be green, as per the draft National Hydrogen Mission guidelines. 

By 2050, nearly 80% of India’s hydrogen is projected to be ‘green’ – produced by renewable electricity and electrolysis. Green hydrogen may become the most competitive route for hydrogen production by around 2030. This may be driven by potential cost declines in key production technologies and in clean energy technologies such as solar PV and wind turbines. 

Today, hydrogen is mainly used in the refining, steel and fertilizer sectors, which will be the focus of the JVs’ initial efforts. The country’s refining sector consumes approx. 2 MMT of grey hydrogen every year, with IndianOil owning one of the largest shares of its refining output. 

To help decarbonize Indian industry, the new green hydrogen policy provides for the waiver of Inter-State transmission charges for a period of 25 years and a banking provision of up to 30 days, which will help reduce the cost of green hydrogen significantly. This will, therefore, push the replacement of grey hydrogen with green. The Ministry of Power has also provided a single -window-clearance portal for all clearances and open access on priority to green hydrogen projects.

Source: Larsen Toubro

Petrofac awarded major Australian decommissioning contract

Petrofac, a leading provider of services to the global energy industry, has been awarded a major decommissioning contract by the Australian Government, heralding the start of an era of decommissioning in the nation’s offshore oil and gas sector.

Petrofac’s Australia team based in Perth, WA, has been contracted to complete Phase 1 of the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offtake) facility.

The contract, awarded by the Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, follows a stringent selection and due diligence process by the Government of Australia. The value to Petrofac of Phase 1 has the potential to be up to AUD$325 million (US$236 million).

The contract sees Petrofac as Outsourced Operator responsible for decommissioning and disconnection of the FPSO from its subsea equipment, and temporarily suspending the wells. Disconnection of the FPSO is expected to occur over approximately 18 months. Petrofac’s scope includes the provision of its unique integrated services, working with both local and global suppliers.

The Northern Endeavour is a 274-metre long FPSO facility, currently not producing oil, moored between the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields about 550 kilometres northwest of Darwin in the Timor Sea.

Josie Philips, Petrofac’s Regional Director, Australia, said:

“This contract builds on 15 years of working in Australia and is further proof of our growing and long-term ambitions in the country. A critical element will be upskilling the local workforce to meet the challenges of billions of dollars of decommissioning work in Australia now and in the future. It is Petrofac’s aim to be a local company, growing local jobs, local skills and the local supply chain. I’m delighted that we have Monadelphous and Linch-pin already on board.”

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

“This contract recognises our unrivalled decommissioning credentials, as the only tier one contractor with the in-house capability to manage all well and asset decommissioning phases. The contract builds on our existing track record for delivering well operator and project management services for clients globally, having successfully delivered numerous multi-well decommissioning campaigns.”

Together Petrofac and its supply chain partners, including Monadelphous and Linch-pin, will ensure the safe and cost-effective removal of the FPSO from the field in accordance with good industry practice. All activities will be done in close consultation with the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to make sure strict safety and environmental protections are in place.

Source: Petrofac

McDermott’s CB&I to Build Spheres for Largest Green Hydrogen Production Facility in North America

McDermott’s storage business, CB&I, will design and build two 500,000-gallon double-wall liquid hydrogen spheres for Plug Power Inc.’s new green hydrogen production facility in Genesee County, New York. The production facility, leveraging Plug Power’s proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer technology, is expected to produce 45 metric tons of green liquid hydrogen per day—making it the largest green hydrogen facility in North America.

The turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for both spheres also includes insulation, testing and painting with field erection taking place at Plug Power’s 30-acre site at the Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park, also known as WNY STAMP.

“There are countless companies talking about liquid hydrogen storage, but CB&I leads the industry in the timely mechanical completion for projects of this scale and significance,” said Cesar Canals, Senior Vice President, CB&I. “Plug Power is the single largest purchaser of liquid hydrogen in the world, and we are excited to be supporting them on this significant project.”

The stainless-steel inner sphere, which holds the liquid hydrogen, will measure nearly 52 feet in diameter with an internal design pressure of 30 pounds per square inch and a design temperature of negative 423 degrees Fahrenheit. The outer sphere, which acts as an insulation container, will be fabricated using carbon steel with a diameter of nearly 60 feet.

“Insulation is a critical component of any double-wall sphere and CB&I is one of the only contractors in the country with an Insulation Betterment Center dedicated to achieving the best designs for the quality and longevity of any insulation system,” said Canals. “Our insulation technology experts are involved from the start of any liquid hydrogen storage project to ensure that these systems achieve optimal thermal performance.”

The project has passed final investment decision and is currently under construction.

Source: McDermott

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. : New awards for an overall value of approximately USD 200 MN in the technology-driven core business

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main subsidiaries have been granted new awards and change orders for a total amount of approximately USD 200 million for licensing, engineering and procurement (EP) services as well as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities. These contracts have been granted by prestigious international clients mainly in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

In particular KT-Kinetics Technology, the Group’s licensor and EPC contractor, has been awarded a contract extension of an existing EPC project of gas monetization currently in execution in the Zohr Gas field (Egypt), one of the most important Mediterranean hubs for the production of natural gas. With this award the Group confirms its leading expertise in the valorization of natural gas, the only transition fuel capable of progressively industrializing energy transition.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO commented: “With these new contracts we confirm the strong geographical diversification of our backlog, as we are best equipped to leverage gas monetization trends driving investments cycles in several strategic geographies where we operate. Moreover, these new orders, which include value-added and higher-margins projects, let us also further consolidate our positioning in the core business, while providing further evidence of the resilience of our technology-driven business model”.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Petrofac secures North Sea contract extension with Spirit Energy

Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry, has been awarded a two-year Operations and Late Life Asset Support contract extension with Spirit Energy, building on its decade-long relationship with the Operator.

The contract includes the provision of Operations and Maintenance support for Spirit Energy’s York platform in the Southern North Sea, and Engineering, Project, and Consultancy services for all of the Operator’s North Sea assets.

Petrofac has supported Spirit Energy’s assets since 2012. From 2018 to 2019, it took part in preparation work for the decommissioning of the Operator’s Audrey and Ensign platforms.

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

“The renewal of this key contract is demonstrative of the successful working relationship our respective teams have developed over the past ten years and the value Petrofac has been able to add in the late life operations phase. Our support of Spirit’s recent life extension project on York, which has increased production by three to four years, is a great example of this. We look forward to continuing in this vein.”

Source: Petrofac

Maire Tecnimont awarded USD230 MN Blue Ammonia project in the United States

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main contractor Tecnimont S.p.A. has been awarded a project on an EPCM basis by a leading global chemicals producer for the implementation of a Blue Ammonia plant in the United States as part of the Country’s plan to develop its energy transition industrial vision, through Maire Tecnimont Group’s cooperation with major players in the natural resource transformation sector.

The contract value is approximately USD230 MN USD. The plant entails a 3,000 tons per day Blue ammonia synloop plus the necessary utilities and facilities. Project Completion is expected as early as 2025.

“Blue” ammonia is produced from hydrogen derived from natural gas where the CO2 by-product is captured and sequestered to comply with the most stringent environmental requirements.

The contract’s scope of work includes full engineering activities and supply of all materials and equipment as well as construction supervision services, while Construction activities will be executed by another party under a different contract, which will be directly issued by the client.  Such contractual strategy is typically implemented in the US to better optimize the construction activities and mitigate both Maire Tecnimont Group’s and client’s risks, also leveraging Tecnimont USA’s expertise in managing construction activities and local content in the United States. 

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented:” This assignment is a concrete evidence of our strong positioning in the energy transition journey thanks to our technology-driven value proposition in these evolutionary times. United States represent one of the highest potential market to break the ice in industrial scale decarbonization initiatives. Blue ammonia is playing a pivotal role in the world-wide development of decarbonized value chains and we are eager to start working on this exciting project, as it will also pave the way for future opportunities driven by the Country’s large wave of investments in gas monetization and energy transition”. 

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Saudi Aramco Awards Schlumberger Gas Drilling Project

Schlumberger announced a major contract award by Saudi Aramco for integrated drilling and well construction services in a gas drilling project.

The integrated project scope encompasses drilling rigs and technologies and services, including drill bits, measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD), drilling fluids, cementing, and completing wells. Schlumberger will leverage digital solutions to enhance integrated drilling performance, including the DrillOps* on-target well delivery solution which uses data analysis, learning systems and automation to execute a digital well plan, improving drilling efficiency, consistency and performance.

“This contract award represents the continuation of an ongoing collaboration with Saudi Aramco,” said Tarek Rizk, MENA president, Schlumberger. “Through our committed teams, differentiated technology, and integrated drilling and well construction services we will work closely with Saudi Aramco on well delivery and set a new performance benchmark.”

This award represents a significant endorsement of Schlumberger’s fit-for-basin technology and domain expertise for gas well development in the region.

Source: Schlumberger

ADNOC Continues to Drive Upstream Growth as it Awards $658 Million Framework Agreements

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the award of framework agreements valued at $658 million (AED 2.4 billion) for cementing services as it continues to invest to enable drilling growth and expand its crude oil production capacity.  The framework agreements were awarded to Haliburton Worldwide Limited Abu Dhabi (Halliburton), Baker Middle East (Baker), Emirates Western Oil Well Drilling & Maintenance Co. (Emirates Western), NESR Energy Services (NESR) and Emjel Oil Field Services (Emjel), following a competitive tender process. 

These awards cover ADNOC’s onshore and offshore fields and will run for five years with an option for a further two years. Over 65% of the award value could flow back into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value program over the duration of the agreements. Furthermore, skilled employment opportunities will be created for UAE Nationals by the successful companies who will also work to identify local manufacturing opportunities.

Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director, said: “The awards for cementing services will support the ongoing expansion of ADNOC’s drilling activities as we grow our production capacity, strengthening our position as a reliable global supplier of some of the world’s most carbon efficient barrels. In line with the UAE Leadership’s wise directives and as part of our strategy, we are prioritizing in-country value  and these awards will enable careers for UAE Nationals and new opportunities for the private sector, directly supporting the objectives of the UAE’s Principles of the 50.” 

The smart nature of the awards will enable ADNOC to realize hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings. As an integral part of its 2030 strategy, ADNOC is optimizing its procurement strategy to reflect market dynamics, focusing on long-term contracts with an optimized number of suppliers that provide stable and reliable delivery at highly competitive rates.

The award for cementing services takes the total value of ADNOC’s drilling-related framework agreements and procurement awards since November 2021 to over $8.5 billion (AED31.2 billion). These awards will support ADNOC’s requirement to drill thousands of new wells as it increases its crude oil production capacity to five million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030 and drives gas self-sufficiency for the UAE. 

Cementing is an important step in the drilling and completion of oil and gas wells. It involves mixing together cement slurry, additives and water and pumping the mixture between the rock formation and well casing to protect and seal the wellbore.

Source: Adnoc

Petrofac to explore feasibility of green hydrogen to ammonia facility in Egypt

Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry, has won its first new energies project in Egypt with an in-country subsidiary of Egypt-focused Mediterranean Energy Partners (MEP).

The project is an early-stage study assessing the feasibility of a new green hydrogen to ammonia facility that will target the production of 125,000 tonnes of green ammonia a year for export, using a mix of solar and wind energy. Petrofac’s scope will be key to successfully delivering the project and includes sizing the electrolysers and the feasibility of export facilities at Ain Sokhna Port on the Gulf of Suez.

Alex Haynes, Head of Business Development, New Energy Services, Petrofac, said:

“We’re delighted to be supporting Mediterranean Energy Partners with its strategic green energy project. This award builds on our growing track record in the new energy space and recent green hydrogen projects in Australia, the UK, and other global locations. Egypt is moving fast to develop its natural advantages for green energy with its abundant solar and wind resources, coupled with its strategic geographic location for exporting zero carbon products, and Petrofac is thrilled to be supporting this growth.”

Taner Sensoy, CEO of Mediterranean Energy Partners, commented: “We are excited to work with Petrofac on the feasibility of our export focused green hydrogen/ammonia production facility. We believe that green hydrogen will play a critical role in the energy transition. Egypt is uniquely positioned to provide low-cost renewable energy, access to export markets, and track record of hosting large scale projects with available talent, services, and infrastructure. We are eager to be part of Egypt’s success story in the energy transition ecosystem.”

Source: Petrofac

Aramco JV to develop major refinery and petrochemical complex in China

Aramco has taken the final investment decision to participate in the development of a major integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Northeast China. Huajin Aramco Petrochemical Company (HAPCO), a joint venture between Aramco, North Huajin Chemical Industries Group Corporation and Panjin Xincheng Industrial Group, will develop the liquids-to-chemicals complex.

The decision, which is subject to finalization of transaction documentation, regulatory approvals and closing conditions, follows the establishment of HAPCO in December 2019 between the three partners. The project, which presents an opportunity for Aramco to supply up to 210,000 barrels per day of crude oil feedstock to the complex, is expected to be operational in 2024.

It will combine a 300,000 barrels per day refinery capacity and ethylene-based steam cracker, a building block petrochemical used to manufacture thousands of everyday products.

The facility, which will be built in the city of Panjin, in China’s Liaoning Province, will help meet the country’s growing demand for energy and chemical products.

Mohammed Al Qahtani, Aramco Senior Vice-President of Downstream, said: “China is a cornerstone of our downstream expansion strategy in Asia and an increasingly significant driver of global chemical demand. Continued energy security remains a shared priority and this partnership represents another major milestone in our journey together, supporting China’s vision to create a modern economy grounded in innovation, ambition and sustainability. It will further support Aramco’s broader objective of becoming a global leader in liquids-to-chemicals.”

Source: Aramco

L&T Construction awarded contracts for its Water & Effluent Treatment Business

The Water & Effluent Treatment Business of L&T Construction has secured various contracts.

The Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited (GWIL) has placed engineering, procurement and construction orders for the design and construction of the Dhanki-Navda Bulk Pipeline project that aims to enhance water supply capacity to meet the future demands of Amreli, Junagadh, Botad and Rajkot districts of Gujarat. The scope includes design & construction of 99 Kms bulk transmission MS pipeline, 10.5 ML RCC raw water sump & pumphouse and associated electro-mechanical & instrumentation works.

The Business is also executing another bulk pipeline project at the same location for GWIL.

Further, the international arm of the Business has been awarded a project from a prestigious client for the Supply, Installation, Testing, and Commissioning of water distribution network and large meter connections in Dubai. The scope includes water distribution networks of 137 Km GRE Pipelines, micro tunnelling works, SCADA and associated Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Works.

This project adds another customer to our clientele signifying the expansion of the WET business in the Middle East

Source: L&T

Schlumberger Awarded Extensive Service Contract for Tilenga Onshore Oil Development in Uganda by TotalEnergies

Schlumberger announced that it has been awarded an extensive contract for drilling, completions and production services by TotalEnergies for its Tilenga onshore oil development in Uganda.

The scope of the contract includes the provision of directional drilling services, upper completions, lower completions, artificial lift solutions, and wellheads for the Tilenga development, which comprises six fields with up to 426 wells, which will be developed across 31 wellpads.

“The Tilenga project is strategically significant to accelerated economic growth in Uganda. Schlumberger has committed to a comprehensive national content development plan, supporting TotalEnergies with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives and in-country value creation. This will be achieved through local capacity building, localization of supply chain, education development, HSE stewardship, and digital enablement,” said Wallace Pescarini, president, Offshore Atlantic, Schlumberger.

Drilling activities are expected to begin in Q4 2022.

Source: TotalEnergies

L&T Construction Awarded contracts for its Various Business

The Railways SBU of L&T Construction’s Transportation Infrastructure IC has secured an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) order from IRCON International LTD involving 25 kV Overhead Electrification, Signaling & Telecommunication, and associated works for 549 RKM/678 TKM railway lines pertaining to the Northeast Frontier Railway.

The project is part of the Central Government’s ‘Mission Electrification’ initiative aimed to electrify the entire Indian Railway network to reduce carbon footprint as well as expenditure on diesel.

The business is already executing four major EPC contracts from Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE) viz., EPC-01 (Delhi – Jaipur line), EPC-07 (Various sections of the Southern Railway), EPC-06 (Various sections of the North-Western Railway) and EPC-15A (Various sections of the Northeast Frontier Railway).

IRCON International LTD. is one of the implementing agencies responsible for carrying out the Railway Electrification works over the selected networks of Indian Railways.

Buildings & Factories:

The Factories Business of Buildings and Factories IC has secured a prestigious order from a global FMCG manufacturer for Design & Construction of a food processing facility in Gujarat, India. The scope involves Civil, Structural, Architectural and MEP Utility works including External Development Works.

The business has also secured an order from a prestigious client to expand a super specialty hospital in Kolkata by 250 beds on Design & Build basis. The built-up area of the project will be 2.61 Lakh Sq Ft. with a configuration of basement + ground + 10 floors structure including LINAC & PET CT facility. The project is located at a prime location. The logistics are challenging while the execution will have both offsite and onsite construction activities.

The scope of work involves Civil Structure using structural composite deck slab system with CFT columns, finishes & allied MEP services including medical gas piping, nurse call system, pneumatic tube system with external development and landscaping within site premises.

Source: L&T

Acwa Power Inks Power Purchase Agreement for 700 Mw Ar Rass Solar Pv Project in Saudi Arabia

ACWA Power, a leading developer, investor and operator of power generation, desalinated water and green hydrogen plants, and the Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC), the principal buyer, signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to develop the 700 MW Ar Rass solar photovoltaic independent power plant (IPP) in Saudi Arabia’s Al Qassim province. The agreement was signed in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia.

Under the terms of the agreement, ACWA Power will sell energy produced by the project to SPPC for a period of 25 years. Valued at US$450 million (SAR 1.7billion), Ar Rass is the largest PV project that has been tendered as part of Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Programme (NREP) to date, for which ACWA Power has been earmarked to deliver 70% of the total 58.7 GW target.

ACWA Power will hold a (40.1%) stake in the facility, along with (20%) by the Water and Electricity Holding Company (Badeel), a wholly owned PIF Portfolio Company, and (39.9%) will be owned by the State Power Investment Corporation from China. When fully functional, the project will produce energy to power around 132,000 homes in central Saudi Arabia.

During the signing ceremony, the Minister of Energy announced that the energy sector aims to launch several renewable energy projects to produce approximately 15,000 megawatts of clean energy between the years 2022 and 2023, with the aim of diversifying the energy mix and achieving its designated targets.

His Royal Highness praised the relentless support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for his leadership and guidance in all areas that ensure the prosperity of the Kingdom and its citizens. His Royal Highness also expressed his gratitude for the support of His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, for his crucial role in empowering the energy sector, bolstered by his directives that drove the Kingdom to new heights. He emphasized that these newly introduced projects translate the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 into tangible outcomes, which ultimately contribute to reaching the Kingdom’s optimal energy mix and its shift from consuming liquid fuels in electricity production to gas and renewable energy.

The Ar Rass IPP is expected to reach financial close in Q4 2022.

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power currently operates Sakaka, a 300MW solar facility, and is also working on constructing Sudair, a 1500 MW independent solar PV project with Saudi Aramco and the Water and Electricity Holding Company (Badeel), a wholly owned PIF Portfolio Company, which is considered the largest of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and one of the largest solar energy projects in the world.

Source: ACWA Power

ADNOC Onshore Awards $227M Contract for Enhanced Recovery at Bab Oilfield

ADNOC Onshore has awarded a contract worth $227 million (AED834 million) for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) that will see first-of-its-kind technology deployed at AbuDhabi’s giant Bab field.

Designed by ADNOC, the technology will use advanced polymers and CO2 captured from our Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) facility, Al Reyadah, to boost recoverable reserves up to 70% while unlocking additional barrels of Murban crude.

The project marks another step towards boosting oil production capacity to 5 million barrels per day by 2030.

The construction contract, awarded to M/s RobtStone (ME) LLC, will see more than 60% of the value flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s flagship In-Country Value program. 

The award also increases ADNOC’s ability to safely and commercially store greater amounts of CO2, supporting our sustainability ambitions.

Source: ADNOC

QatarEnergy exercises contract options for North Field Expansion Project EPC-3 Contract with Técnicas Reunidas

QatarEnergy has exercised the North Field South Options for the North Field Expansion Project EPC-3 contract to expand the existing liquid product storage and loading facilities required for two future additional LNG trains that are planned for the North Field South project. 

The North Field Expansion Project EPC-3 contract, which was awarded on 19 August 2021 to Técnicas Reunidas, provides for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) to expand the existing infrastructure for increased liquid production from four new LNG trains announced in February 2021 for the North Field East project with scheduled start-up of the first LNG train by year-end 2025. 

The exercise of the North Field South options includes the expansion of existing liquid storage and loading facilities for light naphtha and field condensate, propane and butane and the expansion of existing storage facilities for Mono-ethylene glycol, within Ras Laffan Industrial City. The planned duration of the project is now 47 months, and the contract value exceeds 800 million dollars.  

This contract is the culmination of front-end engineering and design (FEED) work that began in early 2018. When completed, the North Field East (NFE) Project will increase the State of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (Mtpa) to 110 Mtpa.  The second phase of the planned LNG expansion for the North Field South (NFS) Project, will further increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 Mtpa to 126 Mtpa. The NFE Project and NFS Project are both part of the North Field Expansion (NFXP) Project.

Source: Tecnicas Reunidas

THREE60 Energy has been awarded a contract by Shell UK to provide EPCC services to offshore facilities and onshore plants in the UK

THREE60 Energy has secured this contract as a direct result of a competitive tender process.

This significant contract win will run for an initial period of three years, with further extension options. The award will result in the continued growth of the THREE60 EPCC workforce. 

Alasdair Smith, Managing Director of THREE60 Energy’s EPCC business, said:

“We look forward to working together closely in the years ahead to bring additional value to Shell’s operations. We’re proud that our service offering, built on integrity, ownership, collaboration, and challenge, has been recognised by a global energy organisation such as Shell. We are particularly excited about playing our part in meeting Shell’s climate target of becoming a net-zero emissions energy business.”  

Walter Thain, Group CEO of THREE60 Energy, said:

“We are delighted to have been selected by Shell to provide core integrated engineering, procurement, and construction services across their UK facilities. Shell is an important customer to us, not only in the UK, but also across wider geographies where we support them in subsurface and operational geoscience services. It’s great to see our differentiated and value-adding delivery service given further recognition as we continue to support Shell’s successful transformation in line with the energy transition.”

THREE60 Energy has been delivering multi-discipline EPCC modifications, projects and support services since 2014. In recent months, its EPCC business has also achieved further success with the award of four contract extensions with UK operator customers. These cover a new two-year period with expanded scope. 

Source: THREE60 Energy

Santos and SK E&S Sign Mou to Develop CCS Projects in Australia

Santos, SK E&S, K-CCUS Association, CO2CRC and Korea Trade Insurance Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support and collaborate in the development of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage facilities.

Through the agreement, the organisations agreed to jointly develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in Australia and the region, including Bayu-Undan in Timor Leste.

CCS at Bayu-Undan would have the potential capacity to safely and permanently store approximately 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.

Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said the MOU highlights growing momentum and action to reduce carbon emissions in the Asia Pacific.

“Increased deployment of carbon capture and storage is critical to achieve the world’s climate goals,” Mr Gallagher said.

“This agreement opens the potential for broader bilateral partnership and cooperation on CCS between Australia and Korea.

“Already partners in the Barossa Gas Project and Darwin LNG, the agreement further strengthens the deep and expanding relationship between SK E&S and Santos.

“We look forward to progressing this partnership to develop and commercialise CCS projects in our region on our path to a lower-emissions future.”

Source: Santos

Qiddiya announces SAR 2.8 billion construction contract to build Saudi’s first and region’s largest water theme park

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) announced the award of a SAR 2.8 billion ($750 million) contract to build Saudi Arabia’s first and the region’s largest water theme park. The contract was awarded to ALEC Saudi Arabia Engineering & Contracting and El Seif Engineering Contracting, in a joint venture between the two companies. The Qiddiya Water Theme Park will be one of the key entertainment attractions at Qiddiya, the future capital of Entertainment, Sports and Culture.

The agreement was formally signed between Qiddiya’s Managing Director Abdullah Aldawood, ALEC’s CEO Kez Taylor and El Seif’s CEO Ahmed Al-Bassam at a ceremony held at the Qiddiya Experience Center, followed by a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction.

The park will cover 252,000 square meters of land and will be home to 22 rides and attractions – including nine that will be world firsts. Visitors will also be able to enjoy nine innovatively designed zones – the Entry Gate, Camel Rock, Dub Grotto, Wave Wadi, the Den, Viper Canyon, Arabian Peak, the Herding Grounds and Surf Lagoon – inspired by the native animals that inhabit the area around Qiddiya. 

At the signing ceremony, Abdullah Aldawood, Board Member and Managing Director, QIC, commented: “The Qiddiya Water Theme Park will be a year-round immersive family entertainment destination, the first of its kind and offering experiences that have never before been offered in Saudi. We are pleased to be working with industry leaders like ALEC and El Seif, who will be using the latest in guest experience technologies to create what is certain to be one of the world’s greatest water theme parks. The park will offer our guests a chance to experience that in a welcoming and fun environment for everyone.”

Visitors will embark on an unforgettable adrenaline-fueled adventure at the Water Theme Park which will also feature state-of-the-art competition water sports facilities and 17 F&B and retail outlets. The park design will incorporate advanced environmental systems to minimize the use of water through recycling and smart usage in line with QIC’s sustainability practices. This will maximize the fun for visitors whilst significantly reducing the amount of water needed to operate the park.

Some rides have been designed to use 75% less water compared to the more conventional rides found in other water parks. In addition, rainwater that falls on the site will be captured, treated and reused for irrigating the destination.

The park will also integrate technologies to reduce water pressure in certain rides which will in turn reduce water evaporation by half. In addition, every pool in the complex will be based on a ‘run-out’ concept so that at the end of an exciting slide individuals will glide safely across a shallower pool that uses less water unlike traditional deeper pools used in other water parks.

Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC, added: “We are proud to work on this landmark project in collaboration with El Seif. ALEC’s established expertise in large-scale theme park projects, honed through the successful delivery of other iconic water parks in the GCC, combined with the local expertise of El Seif will ensure the rides and infrastructure at the Qiddiya set new standards for the region, offering adventure seekers of all ages truly one-of-a-kind experiences.”

Ahmed Al-Bassam, CEO of El Seif, commented: “El Seif is one of the Kingdom’s leading engineering and construction companies that has built some of Saudi Arabia’s and the region’s best known iconic projects such as the Kingdom Tower, Princess Noura University and Haramain High Speed Rail Rabigh Station. El Seif and ALEC have formed a strategic alliance and are committed to be the JV of choice for large complex projects in KSA. We are thrilled to be awarded, with our JV partner ALEC, the contract for the Water Theme Park. We thank Qiddiya for its confidence in our JV and look forward to delivering a world-class entertainment facility together – the first in Saudi Arabia and the largest in the region.”

Qiddiya’s offering will be based on five cornerstones: Parks & Attractions, Sports & Wellness, Arts & Culture, Motion & Mobility and Nature & Environment, along with a variety of real estate options and community services. The Water Theme Park will be one of the key attractions of the Parks & Attractions cornerstone.

Source: Qiddiya

Aramco closes gas pipeline deal with global investor consortium

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco”) and an international investor consortium, led by affiliates of BlackRock and Hassana, announced the successful closing of the lease and leaseback deal previously announced on December 6, 2021. The consortium has acquired 49% stake in Aramco Gas Pipelines Company, a subsidiary of Aramco, for $15.5 billion. The consortium comprises leading institutional investors including, amongst others, Keppel Infrastructure Trust, Silk Road Fund, and China Merchants Capital.

This long-term investment by the consortium represents further progress in Aramco’s portfolio optimization program and highlights the strong investment opportunities presented by Aramco’s significant infrastructure assets. It also underlines Aramco’s strong long-term outlook and the appeal of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to leading institutional investors.

As part of the transaction, first announced in December 2021, Aramco Gas Pipelines Company and Aramco entered into a 20-year lease and leaseback arrangement in connection with Aramco’s gas pipeline network. Under this arrangement, Aramco Gas Pipelines Company will receive a tariff payable by Aramco for the specified gas products that flow through the network, backed by minimum commitments on throughput. Aramco retains a 51% majority stake in Aramco Gas Pipeline Company, and also retains full ownership and operational control of the gas pipeline network. The transaction does not impose any restrictions on Aramco’s production volumes.

The announcement follows the closing of a $12.4 billion infrastructure transaction in connection with Aramco’s stabilized crude oil pipeline network in June 2021.

Concurrent with closing of this transaction, Aramco has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BlackRock, to explore joint opportunities in future energy transition projects related to low carbon energy infrastructure. The MoU reinforces the relationship with BlackRock, enhancing opportunities for possible future collaborations.

Aramco President & CEO, Amin H. Nasser, said: “This agreement is our second landmark infrastructure transaction in less than a year and another major step forward in our long-term value creation strategy. The participation of the consortium led by BlackRock and Hassana underlines the appeal of Aramco’s portfolio to leading global investors as Saudi Arabia’s economic transformation builds momentum, requiring a robust energy infrastructure and network that are vital to meet the needs of an expanding industrial sector.

At the same time as Aramco raises gas production and seeks new opportunities in low-carbon energy sources over the next decade, the importance of our energy infrastructure in relation to global energy security and reliability is expected to grow in significance.”

Abdulaziz M. Al Gudaimi, Aramco Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, said: “We remain focused on maximizing the potential of our assets and assessing new investment opportunities to further enhance our robust balance sheet. The gas infrastructure transaction with BlackRock and Hassana is a testament of the relationship with the global investors and emphasizes gas as a key pillar to grow in domestic and international markets.”

Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, said: “We are pleased to close this landmark transaction and deepen our partnership with Aramco by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to develop low carbon energy infrastructure together. Getting to a net zero world will not happen overnight. It requires us to shift the energy mix in incremental steps to achieve a green energy future. Bold, forward-thinking incumbents like Aramco have the technical expertise and capital to play a crucial role in this transformation, and we look forward to our future collaboration.”

Saad A. AlFadly, CEO of Hassana Investment Company, added: “We are delighted to achieve closing of this landmark transaction which highlights our focus to invest in critical infrastructures in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We look forward to working with our partners at Aramco and BlackRock to make this a successful long-term investment.”

Source: Aramco

Namibia: TotalEnergies makes a significant discovery in offshore Block 2913B

TotalEnergies has made a significant discovery of light oil with associated gas on the Venus prospect, located in block 2913B in the Orange Basin, offshore southern Namibia. 

The Venus 1-X well encountered approximately 84 meters of net oil pay in a good quality Lower Cretaceous reservoir. 

“This discovery offshore Namibia and the very promising initial results prove the potential of this play in the Orange Basin, on which TotalEnergies owns an important position both in Namibia and South Africa” said Kevin McLachlan, Senior Vice President Exploration at TotalEnergies. “A comprehensive coring and logging program has been completed. This will enable the preparation of appraisal operations designed to assess the commerciality of this discovery.” 

Block 2913B covers approximately 8,215 km² in deep offshore Namibia. TotalEnergies is the operator with a 40% working interest, alongside QatarEnergy (30%), Impact Oil and Gas (20%) and NAMCOR (10%).

Source: TotalEnergies

ADNOC L&S Signs Agreement for Second Long-term Charter of a Floating Storage Unit with AG&P as it Delivers on its Ambitious Growth Plans

ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S) and Atlantic Gulf & Pacific International Holdings (AG&P), a leading downstream LNG platform and infrastructure development company have signed a charter agreement to utilize ADNOC L&S’s LNG Carrier Ish as a Floating Storage Facility (FSU). 

Under the terms of the agreement, starting Q3 2022, AG&P will use the carrier for the first LNG Import Terminal in the Philippines at Ilijan in Batangas Bay (PHLNG). The agreement, which is valid for 11 years with the option of extension by 4 years, strengthens an existing relationship between the two companies and builds on a previous agreement between the two companies to provide another FSU in India, signed in 2021. It continues ADNOC L&S’ ongoing drive to diversify its customer base and enhance revenue streams. 

The vessel is part of a fleet of eight LNG vessels operated by ADNOC L&S and is currently under contract to ADNOC LNG, a subsidiary of ADNOC. Upon the conclusion of its contract with ADNOC LNG, the Ish will be deployed to AG&P as a floating storage facility, extending the vessel’s life by at least 11 years and up to 15 years, and bolstering ADNOC L&S’ recently established FSU revenue stream, while providing PHLNG’s customers with resiliency of supply. 

Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO of ADNOC L&S said: “This agreement builds on our existing partnership with AG&P and demonstrates our continued focus on maximizing value from our assets. By providing AG&P with another flexible storage solution for their new LNG terminal, we are able to extend the operational life of this vessel, unlocking incremental value and new opportunities for growth.  Furthermore, as the provider of world-class shipping, offshore logistics and onshore services, we are growing our global footprint, delivering cutting-edge technology and services to our partners. Our project with AG&P in the Philippines will contribute to the economic growth of the country by leveraging the potential of clean LNG for power generation.”

The supply, operations and maintenance of the FSU will be undertaken by ADNOC L&S while the conversion of the LNG Carrier (LNGC) to FSU will be completed by AG&P subsidiary, GAS Entec. PHLNG will be the 5th FSU-based LNG import terminal in the world, after those in India, Malta, Malaysia, and Bahrain. The integrated PHLNG offshore/onshore import terminal will have an initial capacity of 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). 

Mr. Joseph Sigelman, Chairman & CEO, AG&P Group, said: “PHLNG will store LNG and dispatch natural gas, providing a critical, clean transition fuel for the Philippines. We are privileged to have ADNOC Logistics and Services, a foremost global leader in LNG logistics, as our partner to transition the Philippines to cleaner fuel through AG&P’s PHLNG import terminal.”

The Ish is part of ADNOC L&S’ diverse fleet of more than 200 vessels, which, when combined with its 1.5 million square meter logistics base in Abu Dhabi and its integrated logistics capabilities, make the company the region’s leading marine logistics provider. 

The Ish was built in 1995 in Japan and has a capacity of 137,315.444 cubic meters of LNG. At the time of its inauguration was one of the largest LNG vessels in the world.

Source: ADNOC

Técnicas Reunidas continues to progress in the construction of the ExxonMobil’s project in Singapore

Despite the challenges and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Técnicas Reunidas is making progress in the execution of ExxonMobil’s Singapore integrated manufacturing complex expansion project on Jurong Island (Singapore).

Técnicas Reunidas continues the construction phase of the project. This year, TR will increase construction activities at the Singapore site, for which it plans to mobilize over 250 personnel.

Construction activities will also increase at the modularization yards in Thailand, where the modules will be manufactured, assembled, and subsequently delivered to Singapore. Técnicas Reunidas will mobilize about 200 specialists to the yards.

The project was awarded to the Spanish company in the first quarter of 2019 through an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract for approximately US$1.5 billion. The scope of work includes hydrotreating conversion units, sulfur recovery and auxiliary systems.

This contract is a continuation of the extended basic engineering (FEED) contract for the same facility, which was completed by about 150 Técnicas Reunidas’ engineers.

Over 500 engineers have been working since 2019 on the development of the detailed engineering and procurement of the project, thus confirming the company’s headquarters in Madrid as a center of excellence in engineering.

Project for YPF for US$ 264 million

On the other hand, Técnicas Reunidas has signed a US$ 264 million contract with YPF S.A. to upgrade of its Luján de Cuyo plant (Mendoza, Argentina).

The project will enable the facility to meet new fuel specifications and achieve significant environmental improvements.

YPF awarded Técnicas Reunidas in 2019 a contract for the cost estimation of the plant upgrade project under an “open book” scheme (FEED-OBE).

The Spanish company will now continue with a new contract for the engineering, procurement and construction management of the new hydrotreatment and hydrogen production units as well as various auxiliary systems.

The construction of modules and the electromechanical assembly of the new units will be carried out by AESA (a construction company of the YPF group). Técnicas Reunidas will team up with the customer for the supervision of these works.

The estimated project execution period is 40 months.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

ADNOC Awards $1.94 Billion Framework Agreements to Enable Drilling Growth

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced framework agreement awards valued at $1.94  billion (AED 7.1  billion) to enable drilling growth. The awards build on ADNOC’s recent record investments in drilling-related equipment and services and support its strategy to boost crude oil production capacity to 5 million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030 and drive gas self-sufficiency for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

The framework agreements for wireline logging and perforation services are the largest of such awards in the oil and gas industry and were awarded to ADNOC Drilling Company P.J.S.C (ADNOC Drilling), Schlumberger Middle East S.A (Schlumberger), Haliburton Worldwide Limited Abu Dhabi (Halliburton) and Weatherford Bin Hamoodah Company LLC (Weatherford), following a competitive tender process. Wireline logging involves continuously measuring the properties of rock formations to guide drilling operations while perforation creates tunnels in the wellbore to allow fluid to flow in from the reservoir.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, said: “The framework agreements announced today are a continuation of ADNOC’s unprecedented investment in services to enable the expansion of drilling activity required to responsibly unlock the UAE’s leading low-cost and low-carbon intensity oil as well as the nation’s gas resources. Not only do these awards support our 2030 strategy, they are expected to deliver over 80% of In-Country Value to the UAE and align with the UAE’s ‘Principles of the 50’ economic blueprint for sustainable growth.”

The framework agreement awards cover ADNOC’s onshore and offshore fields and will run for five years with an option for a further two years. Furthermore, skilled employment opportunities will be created for UAE Nationals by the successful companies who will also work to identify local manufacturing opportunities. 

ADNOC Drilling’s share of the awards is the largest and it covers services including cased hole and open hole as well as perforation. This reflects the company’s expanded service profile as a result of its transformation into a fully Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) company following the award to Baker Hughes of a 5% share in the company in 2018.

Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director, said: “The award to ADNOC Drilling demonstrates its robust offering and capabilities as well as its integral role in ADNOC’s future drilling activities. The awards to all four companies will deliver sustantial in-country value,  and create new job opportunities for UAE Nationals, in line with the Leadership’s wise directives.” 

The framework agreement awards will support ADNOC’s requirement to drill thousands of new wells to expand its production capacity and remain a leading low-cost, low-carbon oil producer. The awards will also enable hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings. 

As an integral part of its 2030 strategy, ADNOC is optimizing its procurement strategy to reflect market dynamics, focusing on long-term contracts with an optimized number of suppliers that provide stable and reliable delivery at highly competitive rates. In November 2021, ADNOC announced investments of almost $6 billion (AED22 billion) in the form of procurement awards to top-tier contractors for Wellheads and related components, Downhole Completion Equipment (DCE) and related services, and Liner Hangers and Cementing Accessories.

Source: ADNOC

McDermott Awarded Its Largest Ever Renewable Energy Project by TenneT

McDermott International has been awarded its largest ever renewable energy contract from TenneT for the BorWin6 980MW High-Voltage, Direct Current (HVDC) project. Through a consortium with Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Co., Ltd. and C-EPRI Electric Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (GEIRI / C-EPRI), McDermott will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services.  

The project is for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of an HVDC offshore converter platform, located 118 miles (190 kilometers) offshore Germany on the Platform North Sea Cluster 7 in a water depth up to 131 feet (40 meters). Electricity generated from offshore wind farms will be converted into direct current and transported to an onshore converter station located 28 miles (45 kilometers) onshore near Büttel, Germany.

“This major EPCIC award elevates our growing energy transition portfolio and signifies our expansion into the thriving offshore wind market, further strengthening our global ambitions in the renewables sector,” said Samik Mukherjee, McDermott’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

McDermott will lead the consortium with GEIRI / C-EPRI through an integrated execution model utilizing McDermott’s extensive global engineering centers and strategically located fabrication yards. The consortium will leverage McDermott’s extensive project management, engineering, global procurement and fabrication expertise and GEIRI / C-EPRI’s proven HVDC experience and world-class network solutions.

“Our integrated EPCIC delivery model, combined with nearly a century of experience executing some of the most challenging offshore projects in the world, make us ideally suited to support TenneT on this important offshore grid connection project,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa. “Additionally, our HVDC Center of Excellence in The Hague is strategically positioned to lead our execution delivery in the European market.”

On the HVDC offshore platform, McDermott’s scope includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transport and installation and commissioning of the topside module and jacket. On the onshore converter station, McDermott’s scope includes the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.

GEIRI / C-EPRI’s scope includes the engineering, manufacture, supply, installation supervision and commissioning of the HVDC system for the onshore and offshore converter stations.

The engineering and project management will be executed from McDermott’s HVDC center of excellence in The Hague with support from its Chennai and Gurgaon offices. The fabrication of the topside is planned to be executed by the Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan (QMW) Fabrication Facility in Qingdao, China, and the jacket from McDermott’s Batam fabrication yard in Indonesia.

Source: McDermott

Doosan Heavy Signs KRW 1 trillion Contract for Casting & Forging Facility Construction in Saudi Arabia

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced that it had signed an EPC contract valued to be KRW 1 trillion with Tuwaiq Casting & Forging, its joint venture company in Saudi Arabia, on building a casting & forging facility. Tuwaiq Casting & Forging is a company that was established last month through the joint venture between the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company (Dussur), Saudi Aramco’s wholly-owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Development Company and Doosan.

The new facility is to be built at the King Salman International Maritime Industries Complex, which is located near Jubail in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. As the facility will have an area size of 400,000m² and the capacity to produce 60 thousand tons of castings and forgings per year, once built it will be Saudi Arabia’s largest casting & forging facility. The construction of the facility is to commence this year and is slated to be completed by the first quarter of 2025.

The main products to be produced at the facility are the castings and forgings that go into the pumps and valves of petrochemical plants and those used on equipment for shipbuilding and offshore plants. The long term plan is to further expand the scope to include castings and forgings for wind farms and power plants.

“It is a significant feat for us to have won this contract to build Saudi Arabia’s largest casting & forging facility using our casting & forging expertise and EPC capabilities, which we steadily accumulated over the past 40 years,” said Inwon Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Plant EPC Business Group. He added, “We also plan to actively support the small and medium-sized local companies by partnering with them to jointly target the global market for construction of such manufacturing facilities and supply of key equipment.”

According to the global research & consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the casting & forging market in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, centering around the UAE, is forecast to grow to the size of approximately KRW 2 trillion (USD 1.8 billion) per year by 2028.

Source: DOOSAN

Technip Energies Awarded a Significant EPCC Contract by PETRONAS Chemicals Fertiliser Kedah for a New Melamine Plant with Minimized CO2 Footprint

Technip Energies as leader of a consortium with Dialog E&C Sdn. Bhd., has been awarded a significant(1) Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by PETRONAS Chemicals Fertiliser Kedah Sdn. Bhd., (PC FK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) for a new melamine plant to be integrated into their existing complex in Gurun, Kedah, Malaysia.

This EPCC contract follows the successful completion of the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) by Technip Energies. The project includes a 60,000 ton per annum greenfield melamine plant, utilizing CASALE Low Energy Melamine (LEM™) technology, and associated interconnections with the existing urea plant where the CO2 generated in the melamine production process will be recycled. This serves to minimize the CO2 footprint of this new asset.

Technip Energies is responsible for overall project management, engineering, procurement and commissioning, whereas Dialog E&C is in charge of construction and pre-commissioning. This is a very strong combination leveraging decades of experience of delivering projects in Malaysia.

Marco Villa, COO of Technip Energies, stated: “We are honored to be entrusted by PCG to build their first melamine plant, participating in the diversification of their product portfolio. Technip Energies is committed to deliver a high performing, energy efficient and low carbon emission asset making this project another key milestone in our longstanding and successful history in Malaysia and with PETRONAS.”

(1) A “significant” award for Technip Energies is a contract award representing between €50 million and €250 million of revenue.

Source: Technip Energies

L&T Construction Awarded contracts for its Buildings and Factories Business

The Construction arm of Larsen & Toubro has secured an order from the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority to construct Hi-Tech IT Parks at 8 locations (2 packages at 4 locations each) across Bangladesh. This project is being funded by the Indian EXIM Bank and is the first IT & Office Space order that L&T has secured in Bangladesh.

The major scope of work for the project comprises Procurement and Construction of 7 storied structural steel buildings at all 8 locations with BUA of 1.2 million sq.ft. including Civil, Finishes, Façade, and Electromechanical works with LEED Gold rating. The scope also includes HVAC, Lift, Electrical, Fire Fighting System, Public Health Engineering, Networking & Security System, Building Management System, Site Development, Road, Boundary wall, Landscaping, Arboriculture etc.

The project locations are in Rangpur, Natore, Jamalpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Gopalganj and Barishal districts of Bangladesh. The project is scheduled to be completed within stringent timelines.

Source: L&T

Técnicas Reunidas wins a US$335 million contract for the development of two combined cycle plants in Mexico

The public company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico, the largest company in the electricity sector in Latin America, has awarded the development of two natural gas combined cycle plants (CCGT) in the state of Yucatán to a consortium formed by the Spanish companies Técnicas Reunidas and TSK, which will carry out the design and execution of the plants on a 50/50 basis, and the Japanese company Mitsubishi Power, which will provide the turbine technology.

These are the Valladolid and Mérida combined cycle plants, which will have an approximate capacity of 1,000 MW and 500 MW, respectively, and will use state-of-the-art gas turbines capable of reaching maximum efficiency levels.

The contract amount for Técnicas Reunidas is 335 million dollars.

The incorporation of more efficient electricity generation technology, based on natural gas, will allow Mexico to continue reducing the contribution of the most polluting electricity generation plants, which use heavy liquids as fuels, thus helping to decarbonize its electricity system.

In addition, the two plants will provide a significant boost to the socioeconomic development of the Yucatán peninsula and significantly strengthen the coverage of its energy needs, as the area has high and growing levels of electricity demand, especially in the summer months. In particular, its commissioning will be very relevant to supply energy to the Tren Maya, a mega railway project started in 2018 by the Government of Mexico, which will have a length of more than 1,500 kilometers and whose route extends through Yucatan and four other states in the country.

The specific actions to be undertaken by the Spanish consortium include mainly the works related to engineering, supply (excluding the gas and steam turbines, which, as well as the heat recovery boilers, will be supplied by Mitsubishi Power), construction and commissioning of the two plants, whose development will last for an estimated period of 33 months in the case of the Valladolid plant and 35 months in the case of the Mérida plant.

In particular, the engineering work, which will be assumed in its entirety by Técnicas Reunidas, will require the contribution of 500,000 total hours during 12 months by a team of more than 500 highly qualified engineers.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

Petrofac secures new scopes with Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta, including first major O&M contract in India

Petrofac, a leading provider of services to the global energy industry, has been awarded two new contracts with Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited, India’s largest private oil and gas exploration company. With a combined value of approximately US$100 million, the wins include Petrofac’s first significant Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract in-country; evidencing its geographical growth strategy in action.

Selected by Cairn to provide integrated O&M services in support of its upstream oil and gas facilities, Petrofac will supply expertise at the Ravva Oil and Gas field in the Krishna Godavari Basin, in coastal Andhra Pradesh. The duration of the contract is four-years, with an option to extend by 12 months. The scope of work includes full O&M of the facility, including offshore platforms, subsea pipelines and the onshore processing terminal.

Cairn has also selected Petrofac to undertake a lump-sum engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project to support the provision of Well Hook‐up and Surface facilities for the Raageshwari Deep Gas (RDG) Field, in Barmer, Rajasthan. Executed on a fast-track basis, the main scope of work includes bringing online additional wells, augmentation and modifications to handling and treatment facilities including electrical, instrument control, and safety and protection systems.

This follows a previous lump-sum EPC contract, valued at approximately US$233 million, which Cairn awarded to Petrofac in April 2018 for its RDG Field Development Project. This was safely and successfully completed, with the plant’s 72-hour Performance Guarantee Test Run in June 2021.

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

“The award of these contracts both deepens our footprint in India and supports the geographical growth of our Asset Solutions business, as it leverages more than 25 years of operations and maintenance expertise in India for the first time. We look forward to supporting Cairn through the safe and high-quality execution of these latest scopes which, in line with our local delivery model, will be supported by our world class engineering centres in Chennai and Mumbai.”

Speaking on the contracts, Prachur Sah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Ltd. said:

“Petrofac has earned a global reputation for its engineering excellence in execution of projects for the upstream oil and gas sector. Cairn’s association with Petrofac furthers our long-term vision of optimisation of asset operations and achieving profitability. We are confident that this partnership will further strengthen our execution and operational excellence, enabling us to actualise our vision of adding 500 kboepd and doubling domestic crude production capacities.”

Source: Petrofac