Valaris Secures Multi-Year Contract for Drillship VALARIS DS-17 for Raia Project in Brazil

Equinor has, on behalf of its partners in the Raia project – Repsol Sinopec Brasil and Petrobras, awarded Valaris, represented by Ensco UK Drilling Limited and Ensco do Brasil Petróleo e Gás LTDA, a drilling contract for operations in Brazil.

The drilling activities are planned to start-up in 2026. The objective is to drill six wells leading up to production starting in 2028. The overall contract value is estimated at USD 498 million, which includes a gap period, mobilisation, modifications and integrated services.

During the gap period between the current scope for Bacalhau field and the commencement on Raia project, the drillship may be available for alternative work. The contract also includes two options.

Raia is one of the most significant gas projects in Brazil under development. Located in the pre-salt region of Campos basin, approximately 200 km from shore, in water depths up to 2900m. It contains natural gas and oil/condensate recoverable reserves of above one billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe).

“We are pleased to secure a drillship for the important Raia project. We will be working together to achieve safe and efficient operations, and we look forward to strengthening our cooperation with Valaris. We will be building on our experiences from Bacalhau in the next years to come,” says Mette H. Ottøy, chief procurement officer.

DS-17 is an ultra-deepwater drillship, capable of operating in water depths of more than 3600 metres.

Source: Equinor

TechnipFMC Awarded iEPCI Contract for Energean’s Katlan Development

TechnipFMC has been awarded a large integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (iEPCI™) contract by Energean for its Katlan development in the Mediterranean Sea.

This is Energean’s first project to use TechnipFMC’s configure-to-order Subsea 2.0® production systems.

The award follows an integrated Front End Engineering and Design (iFEED®) study by TechnipFMC, which optimized the commercial and technological solution for the field. The contract covers the design, manufacture, and installation of the production systems, pipe, umbilicals, and subsea structures.

The subsea infrastructure will tie back to the Energean Power floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO), which currently serves the Karish and Karish North developments. TechnipFMC also delivered fully integrated subsea solutions utilizing our iEPCI™ execution model for both of these developments.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “Combining iFEED® to optimize field layout with our Subsea 2.0® platform and integrated project execution model accelerates the time to first production at Katlan. This is another iEPCI™ with Energean, demonstrating the collaborative relationship of our two companies which enables TechnipFMC to continue to deliver improved project economics.”

Source: TechnipFMC

Saipem Wins Contract for GreenStream Pipeline Supervision and Intervention

Saipem has been awarded a contract to ensure the supervision and the subsea intervention services of the GreenStream pipeline throughout the offshore and onshore sections at the Mellitah (Libya) and Gela (Sicily, Italy) terminals.

The new contract, awarded by GreenStream BV, one of the leading midstream players in the Mediterranean Sea, merges the activities that Saipem has been undertaking for GreenStream since 2008 as to asset integrity, inspection, maintenance and emergency pipeline services, and expands them to cover a wider range of scenarios and customer’s needs.

The activities will be managed by Sonsub, Saipem’s center of excellence for robotics, underwater technologies and services, and executed in coordination with the Saipem Engineering Hub located in Fano, Italy.

The scope of work streamlines the integrated management of survey data and critical spares, the provision of specialized engineering services related to asset integrity and readiness services for repair interventions in case of a wide range of damage scenarios. Specifically, repair interventions in case of damage will be performed via the SiRCoS technology, a remotely operated repair system industrialized by Sonsub and qualified to operate in water depths of up to 2,200 meters.

With this award Saipem will contribute to managing the integrity of a fundamental underwater infrastructure for the Italian energy supply with an integrated approach, thus confirming the company’s leadership in the underwater domain with promptly available and efficient solutions. It also consolidates the long-term cooperation between Saipem and GreenStream BV, which in 2002 awarded the company a contract for the pipelaying of said pipeline, a project thanks to which Saipem achieved the record for the deepest pipelaying with anchors.

Source: Saipem

KBR Awarded Advisory Consulting Contract for Kuwait Oil Company’s Renewables and Hydrogen Masterplan Project

KBR has announced that it has been awarded an advisory consulting contract by Kuwait Oil Company for the development of a country wide masterplan for the production of 17GW of renewables and 25GW of green hydrogen by 2050. 

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide advisory consulting services to develop a phased strategy for the deployment of significant wind and solar power, combined with power storage capability. The renewable power capability will be linked to the production of green hydrogen for internal industrial use, as well as for export purposes. This work is expected to be performed over the next 18 months, with KBR developing a market analysis, techno-commercial feasibility studies, as well training of Kuwaiti nationals.

“We are excited to be a part of this significant national level strategy in Kuwait, as we continue to grow our presence in country,” said Jay Ibrahim, KBR President Sustainable Technology Solutions. “This win highlights our advisory capabilities in the development of major energy transition investments at a national level, supported by decades of successful project delivery and technology deployment in the GCC region. It is indicative of KBR’s strategic commitment to Kuwait, sustainability and the energy transition.”

Source: KBR

ADNOC Gas Awards $550 Million EPC Contracts for ESTIDAMA Project

ADNOC Gas plc has announced the award of engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) contracts for the next phase of the UAE sales gas pipeline network enhancement ESTIDAMA Project (“ESTIDAMA”). Separately, ownership of ESTIDAMA is being transferred from ADNOC Gas to ADNOC (“ADNOC”), thereby significantly optimizing ADNOC Gas’ capital efficiency.

The EPC contracts are worth a combined $550 million (AED2 billion) and were awarded to NMDC Energy P.J.S.C and Galfar Engineering & Contracting W.L.L Emirates. Approximately 70% of the contracts’ value is expected to flow back into the UAE economy through ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program, supporting local economic growth and diversification.

ESTIDAMA will extend the UAE’s natural gas pipeline network operated by ADNOC Gas from approximately 3,200 kilometers to over 3,500 kilometers, enabling the transportation of higher volumes of natural gas to customers in the Northern Emirates of the UAE. Following the ownership transfer, ADNOC Gas will continue to manage ESTIDAMA, leveraging its expertise in construction and pipeline operations, with ADNOC covering the capital expenditures for this critical infrastructure project.

Dr. Ahmed Alebri, Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Gas, said: “This award supports the ongoing expansion of the UAE’s gas pipeline network, which will bring lower-cost and sustainable natural gas to more locations across the country. We are proud to play a leading role in meeting the growing demand for gas across the country and enabling the UAE’s goal of gas self-sufficiency. With the transfer of ownership of the ESTIDAMA Project to ADNOC, ADNOC Gas will continue to benefit from the expansion of the pipeline networks, while improving our capital efficiency to ensure that we maximize value for our shareholders.”

ADNOC Gas will continue to expand its domestic business through ESTIDAMA, paying ADNOC a variable transmission fee for actual throughput of the pipeline. ADNOC Gas will be paid to operate and maintain ESTIDAMA on behalf of ADNOC.

Source: ADNOC Gas

Wood has been awarded a $40 million contract by Kuraray to design a packaging plant in Singapore

Wood has been awarded a $40million engineering design contract by Kuraray to build a new sustainable packaging production plant in Singapore.

Addressing the market shift towards more environmentally friendly food packaging materials, the new plant will produce EVAL™, Kuraray’s ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer. EVAL is   widely used in food packaging to prevent oxygen from spoiling the contents and unlike other competing products is fully recyclable using traditional methods.

Following the successful completion of a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study, Wood will deliver engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the new plant located on Jurong Island. In addition, Wood will carry out modifications to an existing poly-vinyl alcohol (PVA) facility adjacent to the new plant, enabling Kuraray to streamline the production and recovery process of acetic acid, a critical component of the new EVAL plant.

Giuseppe Zuccaro, President of Process & Chemicals at Wood, said: “Wood is committed to supporting the energy transition, and building a circular economy is a fundamental part of this process. This project will not only reduce food waste but increase the life of more sustainable plastics, ensuring materials are in use longer, reducing their environmental impact.

“We are delighted to be awarded the EPCM phase of this project. The expertise and dedication of the team has ensured the successful completion of the FEED study, giving us a solid foundation to seamlessly move through to execution.”

Tomoyuki Watanabe, Kuraray’s Director and Managing Executive Officer, President, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company and Vinyl Acetate Film Company, said: “EVAL is an important product for Kuraray showing strong growth triggered by increasing demand in emerging economies, increasing demand for food loss reduction, and increasing demand in the transition to a circular economy.  Based on the successful FEED phase collaboration between Wood and Kuraray, we have decided to award Wood for their involvement in the EPC stage of the next expansion of global EVAL production capacity. Kuraray is confident this partnership will lead to a successful project execution.”

Leveraging Wood’s global expertise in delivering large industrial and complex engineering projects, this contract will be delivered by Wood’s teams in Thailand and Singapore.

Source: WoodPlc

Saipem awarded two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia worth approximately $500 million

Saipem has been awarded two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia, under the existing Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with Saudi Aramco. The overall amount of the two projects is approximately 500 million USD.

Specifically, Saipem’s scope of work under the first project involves the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of a crude trunkline of approximately 50 km with a diameter of 42” for the Abu Safa Field, while the activities related to the second project involve the production maintenance programs of the Berri and Manifa Fields.

The award of these important projects further consolidates Saipem’s positioning in the Middle East.

Source: Saipem

TECNIMONT with NEXTCHEM has been Awarded an Engineering Design Study for a Green Ammonia Plant in India

MAIRE has announced that TECNIMONT, through its Indian subsidiary Tecnimont Private Limited (TCMPL), together with NEXTCHEM, has been awarded an Engineering Design Study (first phase of the Front-End Engineering Design) contract by Sembcorp Green Hydrogen India Pvt Ltd for a green ammonia plant to be located in India.

The study will leverage NEXTCHEM’s digital tool ArcHy (Architecture of Hydrogen systems), to overcome the challenge of the intermittency of renewable power usage, resulting in capex and opex efficiency of the plant lifecycle. In particular, ArcHy digital tool will use renewable energy production profiles, collected over a 1-year period in different weather scenarios, to determine the size of the plant’s components like the electrolyzers, storage systems and green ammonia production facilities with the aim of minimizing the levelized cost of ammonia. Based on the results of this analysis, TCMPL will design all the elements of the facility by providing highly specialized engineering services.

Alessandro Bernini, MAIRE CEO, commented: “Our engagement in energy transition projects around the world, particularly in green ammonia plants, testifies to the Group’s reliability at all levels in proposing engineering and technological solutions that meet the industry’s decarbonization and cost-efficiency requirements, also thanks to our synergic and integrated approach”.

Source: MAIRE

TotalEnergies Strengthens its Position in the Emirates through its Partnership in Ruwais LNG

TotalEnergies joins, with a 10% interest, the Ruwais LNG project alongside national company ADNOC (60%), Shell (10%), bp (10%) and Mitsui (10%).

Launched by ADNOC in June 2024, Ruwais LNG is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project located in Al Ruwais Industrial city, in Abu Dhabi. The project includes two liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 million tons per year. Start-up is expected in the second half of 2028.

The project applies the highest standards to reduce emissions: its full-electric liquefaction trains will be supplied with clean power by the UAE’s grid, making it one of the world’s lowest-carbon intensity LNG plants. The facility will also leverage the latest technologies to enhance safety, drive efficiency and minimize emissions.

“We are delighted to join forces with our long-standing partner ADNOC on the development of this new LNG project. Last year at COP28, TotalEnergies and ADNOC both committed to lead the Oil & Gas Decarbonization Charter to reduce the industry’s GHG emissions. With Ruwais LNG, we are putting this principle into practice with one of the world’s lowest-carbon intensity LNG plants, allowing natural gas to fully play its role of transition fuel”, said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.

“We are delighted to welcome bp, Mitsui & Co., Shell, and TotalEnergies as partners in ADNOC’s Ruwais LNG project, which will be one of the world’s lowest carbon-intensive LNG facilities. As natural gas demand continues to increase, this world-class project will enable us to provide more lower-carbon gas to meet growing demand today while helping the world transition to a cleaner energy future. Additionally, the project will accelerate development in Al Ruwais Industrial City, boost the local industrial ecosystem and create more skilled private sector jobs for UAE Nationals”, said His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO.

Source: TotalEnergies

Wood has partnered with Rosetti Marino to jointly deliver the FEED for a platform in the North Sea

Wood has been selected by EPCI contractor Rosetti Marino to deliver a front-end engineering design (FEED) study for the INEOS Hejre development project in the Danish sector of the North Sea.

Wood has a proud heritage in offshore design, delivery and operations, having engineered over one million tons of topsides facilities globally including support for the majority of facilities in the North Sea. Building on that track record, Wood will deliver the engineering design for the facility as well as support Rosetti Marino to develop the execute phase tender for the project, providing a clear roadmap to project completion.

“Often the greatest success factor for new offshore projects comes down to the quality of execution, which is why we emphasise the importance of coupling innovative solutions with predictable delivery at Wood,” said Simon Harris, Senior Vice President of Oil & Gas and New Energies Europe at Wood.

“Combining Wood’s proven track-record in offshore engineering with Rosetti Marino’s topside EPCI expertise will deliver a fabrication and construction-ready design during the initial stages of the project, ensuring there are no surprises in later phases.”

Together Wood and Rosetti Marino will provide INEOS with a cost effective and executable design to help the Hejre Development Project deliver planned first oil in 2027.

Hejre will provide critical energy supply to Europe upon completion. The project includes a greenfield topside installation and brownfield modifications and tie ins to the existing wellhead and processing platforms.

Source: WoodPlc

Shell Awards Major Engineering Contract to Wood for World’s Largest Floating Offshore Gas Facility

Wood has secured a six-year contract to provide brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) solutions for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia.

Ken Gilmartin, CEO at Wood said “LNG is a key transition fuel as industry balances the need for global energy security with the importance of urgent reduction in carbon emissions. We are delighted to build on our 70-year global relationship with Shell to deliver integrated brownfield engineering solutions for Prelude, the world’s largest floating offshore gas facility.

“The contract will draw on our global LNG expertise and underlines our position as a market leader for brownfield engineering across Australia.”

Source: WoodPlc

JGC Awarded Pre-FS for CCU Project Utilizing Cement Plant Exhaust in Thailand

JGC Holdings Corporation has announced that JGC Corporation which operates the overseas engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, has been awarded by Siam Cement Group – Cement and Green Solution Business (SCG – CGS), one of the largest cement manufacturers in Thailand, the Pre-Feasibility Study (Pre-FS) for a Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization (CCU) facility related to cement plant exhaust.

Cement production is known as an industry with high CO2 emissions, along with power generation and iron and steel production, as it involves the combustion of limestone, which contains carbon and oxygen. With the global demand for CO2 emissions reduction, the cement industry in Thailand is facing the urgent need to reduce CO2 emissions.

The Pre-FS for the awarded CCU facility calls for selection of the technology license for CCU, evaluation of the required production capacity of CO2 capture facilities and chemical plants, as well as assessment of economic feasibility, to construct a CCU facility for the capture of CO2 emitted from SCG’s cement plant and convert it to new chemical products prior to atmospheric release.

SCG – CGS, as a leading corporate group in Thailand, is promoting and strengthening the transition to a circular business model and contributing to the Thai government’s “2050 Carbon Neutral” target. The JGC Group has been awarded the Pre-FS for a pilot-scale project as a result of SCG – CGS prioritizing decarbonization technology in order to respond to climate change. This project is one of several strategies that SCG has explored in its pursuit of achieving net zero emissions with inclusive green growth.

In addition to supporting the realization of this Project for the future EPC phase, the JGC Group will continue to study and propose CCU-related technologies and economically viable business models for industries in Thailand facing CO2 emission reduction challenges, for the realization of a decarbonized society.

Source: JGC

NEXTCHEM secured EUR 30 million in contracts for fertilizer tech equipment, a biodegradable monomers study, and engineering services

MAIRE announced that NEXTCHEM has been awarded new contracts for an overall value of approximately EUR 30 million by leading international clients mainly in the Middle East and Europe.

Among the new contracts, NEXTCHEM’s subsidiary Stamicarbon, the Group’s nitrogen technology licensor, has been awarded a contract by a major Middle Eastern fertilizer producer to design and supply a state-of-the-art High Pressure Pool Condenser, featuring the latest technology and design improvements.

Additionally, CONSER, NEXTCHEM’s subsidiary and the Group’s biodegradable plastics technology licensor, has been awarded by a prominent client in the Middle East a feasibility study based on NX CONSER Duetto proprietary technology. This solution will allow to upgrade an existing line by shifting to the production of a biodegradable monomer.

The new contracts also include a number of high value added engineering services for prominent clients in different geographies.

Alessandro Bernini, MAIRE CEO, commented: “We are proud of these significant achievements, which confirm our capability to improve traditional infrastructure through our technologies as part of the energy transition roadmap. These upgrades enhance energy efficiency, minimize environmental impacts, and ensure the highest safety standards also thanks to our state-of-the-art proprietary equipment.”

Source: MAIRE

SLB OneSubsea Wins Contract for TotalEnergies’ Kaminho Deepwater Project

SLB has announced the award of a contract by TotalEnergies to its OneSubsea™ joint venture for a 13-well Subsea Production System scope, including associated equipment and services, in the development of the Kaminho project, offshore Angola. The project will be developed by TotalEnergies and its Block 20/11 partners in two phases for the Cameia and Golfinho discoveries. Together, SLB OneSubsea and TotalEnergies will work to deliver a sustainable project that will improve production in Angola.

During the Kaminho project’s first phase of development for the Cameia field, SLB OneSubsea will collaborate with TotalEnergies to deploy a highly configurable subsea production platform with standardized vertical monobore subsea tree, wellhead, and controls system.

“We are excited for this opportunity to unlock the large potential of the Kaminho project together with TotalEnergies,” said Mads Hjelmeland, CEO of SLB OneSubsea. “Our collaborative contract model enables us to leverage both standardization and highly configurable subsea production platforms, creating greater efficiencies and long-term value for this and future projects in Angola and around the world.”

The Kaminho project overall will involve more than 10 million man-hours in Angola, mainly with offshore operations and construction at local yards. SLB OneSubsea will play a significant role in supporting the Kaminho project locally in Angola for offshore operations including assembly, manufacturing of modules, installation, commissioning, and life-of-field services. First production is targeted for 2028, with an estimated 70,000 barrels of oil per day.

Source: Onesubsea SLB

Wood awarded concept study for Greater Sunrise Development

Wood, a global leader in consulting and engineering, has been selected as the lead specialist consultant for an independent study for the Sunrise Joint Venture’s (SJV) Greater Sunrise Development.

Wood will deliver a comprehensive concept study for the Greater Sunrise Development, considering engineering, technology, financing, commercial structures, fiscal, environmental, health & safety and socioeconomic drivers including local content. The study, on target for completion by no later than Q4 2024, will support the SJV to advance the development to the next stage.

Azad Hessamodini, President of Consulting at Wood, said: “This is an important concept study for the Greater Sunrise Development. We are delighted to support and deliver the work at pace to ensure the SJV has the impartial insights to advance this regionally significant project.”

SJV comprises TIMOR GAP (56.56%), Woodside Energy (33.44% and Operator) and Osaka Gas (10.00%). The development project is located between Timor-Leste and Australia’s Northern Territory and comprises the Sunrise and Troubadour gas and condensate fields.

Wood has completed over 100 LNG feasibility studies globally, providing technical consulting and advisory services at the earliest stages to support clients in making informed and independent decisions.

Source: WoodPlc

Fluor to Deliver EPCM Services for Phase One of Northvolt’s Lithium-Ion Battery Plant in Germany

Fluor Corporation announced that its Advanced Technologies & Life Sciences business has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract for Phase One of Northvolt’s large-scale lithium-ion battery factory in Heide, Germany. Fluor will recognize its undisclosed portion of the total $4.8 billion (€4.5 billion) project in the second quarter of 2024.

Northvolt, headquartered in Sweden, manufactures batteries for consumer and industrial products, electric vehicles and solutions for energy storage systems.

Richard Meserole, President of Fluor’s Advanced Technologies & Life Sciences business said: “We are pleased to partner with Northvolt to deliver cutting-edge facilities for the manufacturing of vehicle batteries that will advance the global evolution from fossil fuels to renewable energy across the transport sector,”

Fluor’s scope of work includes construction of the utilities and chemical units for the greenfield campus. Completion is scheduled for 2027.

Source: Fluor

Wood liderará estudo de viabilidade definitivo para um dos maiores projetos de manganês de alta pureza do mundo em Botsuana

(Giyani) selecionou Wood para liderar um Estudo de Viabilidade Definitivo (DFS) para seu principal projeto de manganês de alta pureza, K.Hill, localizado em Botsuana.

Neste âmbito, a Wood analisará dados técnicos e de custos da planta de demonstração do projeto (Demo Plant) e estudos de viabilidade anteriores para produzir o DFS. A instalação de processamento exclusiva de Giyani elimina a necessidade de calcinação ou eletrorrefinação com uso intensivo de energia, o que deverá reduzir custos e emissões de carbono relacionadas à operação.

Jim Shaughnessy, presidente de minerais e metais da Wood, disse: “Estamos muito satisfeitos com a confiança de Giyani para entregar este DFS com base em nossa experiência em engenharia hidrometalúrgica de classe mundial, histórico de estudos de alta qualidade, entrega de projetos e execução no país experiência.

“A Wood está bem posicionada para produzir um DFS de alta qualidade para Giyani e seus investidores, ajudando crucialmente a reduzir o risco do financiamento do projeto, apoiar fases futuras do projeto e garantir a confiança dos investidores nesta fase crítica do projeto.”

Danny Keating, presidente e CEO da Giyani, comentou: “Após um extenso processo de seleção, estamos muito satisfeitos por termos feito parceria com um grupo com experiência em engenharia hidrometalúrgica de classe mundial.

“Embora a conclusão de um DFS de alta qualidade seja uma consideração importante, também é importante para o Conselho e a Administração da Giyani que a Wood compartilhe nossa missão de reduzir as emissões de carbono em suas soluções de engenharia e que eles tenham a capacidade de fazer uma transição perfeita do DFS para o comercial construção da planta assim que tivermos garantido o financiamento do projeto.”

Espera-se que K.Hill se torne um dos maiores projetos mundiais de manganês para baterias e desempenhe um papel central no estabelecimento do fornecimento seguro deste mineral crítico, usado para veículos elétricos e sistemas de armazenamento de energia.

Ouça mais de Danny Keating sobre por que a Wood foi selecionada para entregar este DFS, por que somos o parceiro certo para projetos hidrometalúrgicos de grande escala e o que vem por aí para o projeto K.Hill.

Source: WoodPlc

Técnicas Reunidas signs an engineering services contract for green ammonia projects in Spain

Técnicas Reunidas has signed an agreement with IGNIS P2X to provide engineering services for the design of up to five green ammonia projects in different locations in Spain, with a possible final investment that could exceed 5 billion euros.

Through the agreement, Técnicas Reunidas will provide engineering services for the design of the projects from the feasibility phase, the detailed design (FEED), including the evaluation and selection of technologies. The agreement also contemplates alternatives for the execution of the projects, whose locations have already been identified.

This agreement is part of IGNIS’ strategy in the field of new energy vectors. IGNIS is a global vertically integrated company, focused in the renewable energy sector and in innovative energy solutions. Since its creation in 2015, IGNIS promotes the development of a portfolio of more than 20 GW of renewable projects in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. It currently leads energy management with an operational portfolio of 6.6 GW of generation technologies and offers customized and innovative energy solutions to industry, SMEs and end-consumers.

Recently, IGNIS has announced together with KKR the launch of the IGNIS P2X platform. This platform will mainly develop hydrogen and green ammonia projects for industrial applications in industrial sectors that are difficult to be decarbonized, including green hydrogen, ammonia, e-methanol, e-fuels and SAF production plants, which will provide services for leading companies in their sectors such as refining, steel, chemical and fertilizers, among others.

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

Aramco awards $25bn in contracts for Jafurah Gas Project

Aramco has awarded contracts worth more than $25 billion to progress its strategic gas expansion, which targets sales gas production growth of more than 60% by 2030, compared to 2021 levels. 

The contracts relate to phase two development of the vast Jafurah unconventional gas field, phase three expansion of Aramco’s Master Gas System, new gas rigs and ongoing capacity maintenance.

Amin H. Nasser, Aramco President & CEO, said:

“These contract awards demonstrate our firm belief in the future of gas as an important energy source, as well as a vital feedstock for downstream industries. The scale of our ongoing investment at Jafurah and the expansion of our Master Gas System underscores our intention to further integrate and grow our gas business to meet anticipated rising demand. This complements the diversification of our portfolio, creates new employment opportunities, and supports the Kingdom’s transition towards a lower-emission power grid, in which gas and renewables gradually displace liquids-based power generation. To get where we are today, a lot of hard work, innovation and a strong ‘can do’ spirit has been demonstrated by teams across our vast network of suppliers and service providers, who have joined Aramco on this journey to build and expand our world-class energy infrastructure.” 

The Company has awarded 16 contracts, worth a combined total of around $12.4 billion, for phase two development at Jafurah. The work will involve construction of gas compression facilities and associated pipelines, expansion of the Jafurah Gas Plant including construction of gas processing trains, and utilities, sulfur and export facilities. It will also involve construction of the Company’s new Riyas Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) fractionation facilities in Jubail — including NGL fractionation trains, and utilities, storage and export facilities — to process NGL received from Jafurah.

Another 15 lump sum turnkey contracts, worth a combined total of around $8.8 billion, have been awarded to commence the phase three expansion of the Master Gas System, which delivers natural gas to customers across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The expansion, being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, will increase the size of the network and raise its total capacity by an additional 3.15 billion standard cubic feet per day (bscfd) by 2028, through the installation of around 4,000km of pipelines and 17 new gas compression trains.

An additional 23 gas rig contracts worth $2.4bn have also been awarded, along with two directional drilling contracts worth $612 million. Meanwhile, 13 well tie-in contracts at Jafurah, worth a total of $1.63bn, have been awarded between December 2022 and May 2024. 

The Company has awarded 16 contracts, worth a combined total of around $12.4 billion, for phase two development at Jafurah. The work will involve construction of gas compression facilities and associated pipelines, expansion of the Jafurah Gas Plant including construction of gas processing trains, and utilities, sulfur and export facilities. It will also involve construction of the Company’s new Riyas Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) fractionation facilities in Jubail — including NGL fractionation trains, and utilities, storage and export facilities — to process NGL received from Jafurah.

Another 15 lump sum turnkey contracts, worth a combined total of around $8.8 billion, have been awarded to commence the phase three expansion of the Master Gas System, which delivers natural gas to customers across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The expansion, being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, will increase the size of the network and raise its total capacity by an additional 3.15 billion standard cubic feet per day (bscfd) by 2028, through the installation of around 4,000km of pipelines and 17 new gas compression trains.

An additional 23 gas rig contracts worth $2.4bn have also been awarded, along with two directional drilling contracts worth $612 million. Meanwhile, 13 well tie-in contracts at Jafurah, worth a total of $1.63bn, have been awarded between December 2022 and May 2024. 

Source: Aramco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: WoodPlc

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: WoodPlc

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Worley

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Technip Energies

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Technip Energies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: McDermott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: KT Kinetics

Wood Awarded $46 million Contract by TotalEnergies in Iraq

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: WoodPlc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: JGC

QatarEnergy Plans for an Innovative Salt Plant Project

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Qatar Energy

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Baker Hughes

Wood completes FEED for Aramco’s carbon capture hub

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: WoodPlc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Technip Energies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Técnicas Reunidas

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: TotalEnergies

Subsea7 awarded four PLSV contracts in Brazil worth $1.25 Billion

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

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

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

Source: Subsea7

TES and OQ signs Joint Study Agreement for e-NG project in Oman

TES and OQ Alternative Energy have entered in a Joint Study Agreement to assess the development of an e-NG facility in Oman.

Oman has been at the forefront in the development of a green hydrogen economy where the country aims to produce in excess of 1mt annum of green hydrogen by 2030. Its strong renewable resources, in particular wind and solar, combined with a one stop-shop implementation framework under Hydrom’s directive, has been promoting the Sultanate to be amongst the most interesting hubs to produce green hydrogen.

e-NG is a green hydrogen-based green molecule chemically identical to natural gas and obtained by combining, through a methanation process (called Sabatier), green H2 with CO2, producing green CH4. As such it can leverage existing infrastructure for liquefaction, regasification, transportation and importantly storage and be a drop-in solution for industrial usage gradually replacing natural gas. Additionally, TES co-founded the global e-NG Coalition in March 2024 with industry leaders TotalEnergies, Engie, Sempra Infrastructure, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas and Toho Gas.

“This agreement with OQAE underscores our dedication to advancing the global energy transition and strengthens our commitment and ongoing activities in the Middle East. By harnessing the expertise of OQAE, a global leader in the energy industry, we are enabling the production of green hydrogen at an industrial scale, making e-fuels accessible and cost-effective.” said Marco Alverà, CEO and Co-Founder of TES.

Najla Al Jamali, CEO of OQ alternative energy, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration with Tree Energy Solutions (TES) on the E-Natural Gas Joint Study Agreement. ‘’At OQ, we are committed to advancing Oman’s energy transition through building partnerships, creating innovative solutions, and implementing sustainable practices. This collaboration marks our dedication to innovation, sustainability, and shaping the future of energy. Collaborating on the study helps us move forward to identify additional downstream opportunities and vectors to diversify markets for green hydrogen.”

Source: TES

TA’ZIZ Awards Construction Contract for Low-Carbon Ammonia Plant

TA’ZIZ, a chemicals and transition fuels ecosystem under development in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Abu Dhabi, announced at the Make it in the Emirates forum, the award of a construction contract for its 1 million tons per annum (mtpa) low-carbon ammonia production facility. Fertiglobe, a partner of TA’ZIZ, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and GS Energy Corporation, awarded the construction contract to Tecnimont S.p.A (MAIRE Group). 

The facility is set to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s position as a leader in low-carbon fuels and capitalize on the growing demand for low-carbon ammonia as a carrier fuel for clean hydrogen. Construction is set to begin in the third quarter of 2024, with operations scheduled to commence in 2027. A significant portion of the construction award value is expected to flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program. 

A preliminary life cycle assessment study estimates that Phase 1 of the plant will produce 50% lower-carbon intensity ammonia compared to conventional ammonia. In the second stage, the plant will further reduce its carbon intensity via capturing and sequestrating carbon dioxide emissions.

Mashal Saoud Al-Kindi, CEO of TA’ZIZ, said: “As a key transition fuel, ammonia is used in a range of energy applications and represents an unparalleled opportunity to bridge the gap between traditional energy sources and a low-carbon future. This ammonia production facility, which is set to produce enough low-carbon ammonia to power hundreds of thousands of homes annually, is core to the mission of TA’ZIZ to boost local industry supply chains, enhance ICV and catalyze manufacturing capabilities in the UAE – all with a focus on sustainability.

The first phase of TA’ZIZ prioritizes the domestic production of six chemicals: ammonia, methanol, ethylene dichloride, polyvinyl chloride, vinyl chloride monomer and caustic, setting the foundation for manufacturing hundreds of new end-products in the UAE for the first time, unlocking further diversification and industrialization opportunities in the country. This phase is projected to create a multi-billion dollar investment in the country’s GDP and generate thousands of jobs in the next 20 years. 

With a mandate to position the UAE as a global chemicals leader, TA’ZIZ has initiated the design process for a future, multi-billion dollar expansion that will more than double its Phase 1 production capacity and increase its focus on decarbonization through clean power and carbon capture.

Source: ADNOC

Worley Awarded Engineering and Procurement Service Contract for South32 Hermosa Project

Worley has been awarded a contract to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for the underground infrastructure and the surface non-process facilities of the zinc-lead-silver Taylor deposit at South32’s Hermosa project in Arizona.

Under this contract, we’ll support the design and procurement of underground mechanical and electrical infrastructure for excavation, power distribution, and dewatering, along with maintenance and ore handling systems.

We’ll also integrate ventilation, shaft transport, and communication infrastructure for the underground operations, as well as the design for the surface non-process facilities.

Our project team will be based in Phoenix, Arizona. But we’ll draw on our mining experts from around the world to help South32 and its other partners to ensure safety in design and timely execution of the project.

The Hermosa project targets 75 percent less water usage compared to other mines in the region. It will also incorporate automation and advanced technologies to further reduce CO2 emissions associated with the mine.

“This is our first project with South32 in North America, underlining our dedication to the US mining sector while helping provide minerals that are essential for the energy transition,” said Tom Foster, President US Operations and Worley Consulting.

“Collaborating with South32, we’ll work to enable a data-centric, ‘digital asset’ approach, ensuring seamless updates, operations, maintenance, and future expansions throughout the mine’s lifecycle. This innovative approach will be underpinned by our expertise in project delivery, both underground and at the surface. We look forward to working alongside South32 and other project partners to deliver this critical project.”

Source: Worley

Tecnimont led consortium awarded an EPC contract for $2.3 billion by SONATRACH in Algeria

MAIRE has announced that a consortium composed by its subsidiary Tecnimont (Integrated E&C Solutions) and Baker Hughes has been awarded by SONATRACH an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the implementation of three gas boosting stations and the upgrading of the gathering system, located at the Hassi R’mel gas field, 550 kilometers south of Algiers. The gas field is the largest in Algeria and one of the largest in the world. The overall contract value is about USD2.3billion, of which USD1.7billion relates to Tecnimont.

The scope of the project entails the implementation of three gas boosting stations, including turbo-compressors that will compress about 188 million standard cubic meters per day of natural gas. Additionally, the project entails the upgrading of the existing gas gathering system, which includes more than 300 km of flowlines connecting the wells. Completion of the project is scheduled within 39 months from the contract’s effective date.

The boosting stations, along with the gathering system, will maintain the pressure of the gas as it travels through the pipelines, allowing it to continue flowing more efficiently and ensuring a reliable and uninterrupted supply of natural gas to Italy, and subsequently to Europe as a whole. With this contract, MAIRE confirms its standing as a key engineering player in strategic energy projects, significantly contributing to the optimization of the gas supply from Algeria, thus diversifying Italy and Europe’s energy sources. This initiative consolidates the relationships between the two sides of the Mediterranean, reinforcing EU-Africa cooperation.

Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of MAIRE group, commented: “After the award of the linear alkyl benzene (LAB) plant in the industrial zone of Skikda last March, SONATRACH once again relies on our Group’s execution capabilities. The development of this new crucial project strengthens our relationship with SONATRACH and, most importantly, the bilateral relations between Italy and Algeria. This award, in fact, represents a strong recognition of the entire Italian value chain, having Baker Hughes as partner and, more broadly, an important economic impact on our country”.

Source: Maire

ADNOC to Acquire 10% Equity Stake in Major LNG Development in Mozambique

ADNOC announced the acquisition of Galp’s 10% interest in the Area 4 concession of the Rovuma basin in Mozambique, marking a major milestone in the company’s international growth strategy. The acquisition will entitle ADNOC to a share of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from the concession, which has a combined production capacity exceeding 25 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). 

The Area 4 concession includes the operational Coral South Floating LNG (FLNG) facility, the planned Coral North FLNG development and the planned Rovuma LNG onshore facilities. This strategic investment is ADNOC’s first in Mozambique and complements ADNOC’s efforts to expand its lower-carbon LNG portfolio to meet growing gas demand and support a just, orderly and equitable energy transition. 

Musabbeh Al Kaabi, ADNOC Executive Director for Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth, said: “For over fifty years, ADNOC has been a reliable and responsible global provider of LNG and we are building on this role with this landmark investment in the world-class Rovuma supergiant gas basin in Mozambique as we deliver on our international growth strategy. Natural gas plays an important role to meet growing global demand with lower emissions compared to other fossil fuels and this acquisition supports our efforts to build an integrated global gas business to ensure we continue providing a secure, reliable and responsible supply of natural gas.”

The Coral South development, currently in operation, is capable of producing up to 3.5 mtpa of LNG, and represents the first facility of its kind in Africa. The proposed Coral North development is expected to produce a further 3.5 mtpa of LNG through a FLNG facility to process and liquefy natural gas for export. 

The 18-mtpa Rovuma Onshore LNG development is a modular, electric-drive design that will dramatically reduce the carbon intensity of the LNG it produces, when compared to industry benchmarks. The facility’s design philosophy and its emphasis on limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions aligns with ADNOC’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2045. 

Mozambique’s Rovuma supergiant gas basin represents one of the world’s largest gas discoveries in the past fifteen years and holds proven reserves to provide a stable supply of natural gas to the FLNG and Onshore facilities. 

Source: ADNOC

Saipem awarded $3.7bn contract by TotalEnergies for Kaminho Project in Angola

Saipem has been awarded three new contracts by TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 20, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, for the Kaminho project relating to the development of Cameia and Golfinho oil fields, located approximately 100 km off the coast of Angola. The overall amount of the contracts is 3.7 billion USD.

The first contract refers to the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Transportation and Commissioning of the Kaminho Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.

The second contract entails the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the same vessel FPSO for a firm period of 12 years with a potential 8-year extension, leveraging on the expertise acquired from three other FPSOs currently operating in Angola.

The third contract involves the Engineering, Procurement, Supply, Construction, Installation, Pre-Commissioning and Assistance for the commissioning and start-up of a Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) package which includes approximately 30 km of 8” and 10″ subsea flowlines and risers, and umbilicals. The associated structures will be fabricated in Saipem’s local yard in Ambriz.

For the offshore campaign, and specifically for the J-lay vessel, Saipem will deploy its FDS and will widely involve the local supply chain for logistics and fabrication activities.

The joint award of the SURF, FPSO and O&M contracts confirms the competitiveness of Saipem’s integrated business model, in particular the company’s unique capability to provide offshore and plant project management and engineering services, combined with a state-of-the-art fleet and local fabrication capacity.

Source: Saipem

Wood to deliver FEED and EPCm for groundbreaking waste reduction technology

Wood has partnered with Juno, a Georgia-Pacific (GP) company, for the delivery of its groundbreaking waste recovery solution. Juno® Technology can divert up to 90% of the municipal waste it processes away from landfills and recover it for valuable recycled materials.

As part of a framework agreement, Wood will deliver full engineering, including Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCm), for Juno as it develops new waste processing sites globally. Additionally, Wood will support ongoing maintenance operations of facilities once complete.

Giuseppe Zuccaro, President of Process & Chemicals at Wood, said: “Bringing together Wood’s complex engineering capability with Juno’s innovative technology is an exciting opportunity to support our client deliver a circular economy solution.  Creating a more sustainable future is a strategic priority for Wood and this breakthrough project to reduce landfill waste and help circulate reclaimed materials back into the economy for future reuse is a purposeful proposition.”

Juno Technology uses a proprietary process to recycle materials from waste streams destined for landfills or incinerators. The process sanitises the waste and recovers commodities such as paper fibers, plastics, and metals for reuse, and can turn food waste into reuseable biogas.

Christer Henriksson, President of Juno said: “We are excited to partner with Wood as we scale our Juno Technology and build out our pipeline of projects in North America, Europe, UK and Australia.  Juno Technology can process Municipal Solid Waste and out of what is processed, divert up to 90% away from landfills.  This can help cities and communities meet their sustainability goals.”

The FEED for Juno’s first full commercial waste processing facility in the UK is underway.

Source: WoodPlc

Kent secures FEED contract for INEOS Hejre Project in the North Sea

Kent has been awarded a key Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the INEOS Hejre project. This prestigious award was won in a competitive bid and highlights Kent’s extensive expertise and capabilities in the subsea and offshore sectors.

The Hejre project, an offshore High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) development, is located in the Danish sector of the North Sea. It is planned as a tie-back to the South Arne field, utilising the existing Hejre jacket structure. Kent’s responsibilities under this contract include the complete FEED design for the pipeline, tie-in spools, retrofit risers, and subsea power & fibre optics cable.

Usman Darr, Engineering and Consulting Managing Director for the UK at Kent, expressed his enthusiasm about the project, stating, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with INEOS Energy Denmark on the Hejre project. Having successfully completed the pre-FEED for the full project scope, this new phase allows us to further demonstrate our robust FEED capabilities and deep understanding of the unique challenges in subsea and offshore engineering, particularly in the challenging conditions of the North Sea.”

Rasmus Enemark-Rasmussen, Project Manager at INEOS, added, “We are delighted to deepen our collaboration with Kent. Their performance in the Hejre pre-FEED phase, coupled with their pivotal role in vital energy transition projects like Greensand, underscores the strength and importance of our ongoing partnership.”

Kent’s ongoing involvement with INEOS projects extends beyond Hejre. The company is also engaged in study work for the Greensands Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project, further solidifying its position as a critical partner in INEOS’s operations in Denmark.

This contract not only reinforces Kent’s commitment to supporting INEOS Energy Denmark but also underscores the strength and depth of its engineering expertise in handling complex offshore projects in the North Sea region.

Source: Kent

Saipem awarded an offshore contract by Azule Energy for Ndungu Field Project in Angola for $850 Million

Saipem has been awarded a new offshore contract by Azule Energy Angola S.p.A., subsidiary of Azule Energy Holdings Limited, an incorporated joint venture between Eni and bp, for the development of the Ndungu Field as part of Agogo Integrated West Hub Project, located approximately 180 km off the coast of Angola. The value of the contract is around 850 million USD. 

Saipem’s scope of work entails the engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation of approximately 60 km of rigid pipelines and of the subsea facilities at a depth of around 1,100 meters, and the transportation and installation of flexible flowlines, jumpers and 17 km of umbilicals. Fabrication activities will be executed at Saipem’s Ambriz yard, in Angola. For the offshore installation campaign Saipem expects to deploy its FDS vessel, for the transportation and laying activities of the rigid pipelines. 

The award of this important project further consolidates Saipem’s positioning in Angola, both in deep waters and in shallow waters, through the provision of innovative and efficient solutions to reduce installation times. 

Pursuant to Article 6 of the Consob Regulation on related party transactions, it is informed that this contract qualifies as a related party transaction – as it is carried out with a subsidiary of a joint venture of the Eni group – “of greater importance” and which, as an “ordinary transaction and carried out at market-equivalent or standard conditions”, benefits from exclusion pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 3, letter c) of the Consob Regulation on transactions with related parties and Article 8.2, letter c) of the Saipem’s Management System Guidelines “Transactions with Related Parties and Parties of Interest”. 

Source: Saipem

ADNOC Drilling secures $1.7 billion drilling contract to deliver 144 unconventional oil and gas wells in UAE

ADNOC Drilling Company has been awarded, by ADNOC, a $1.7 billion contract to provide drilling and associated services for the recovery of unconventional energy resources. The contract will see Turnwell deliver 144 unconventional oil and gas wells. 

To service the contract, and explore the considerable future opportunities in unconventional resources, ADNOC Drilling has incorporated a new company, Turnwell Industries LLC OPC (“Turnwell”). ADNOC Drilling has signed a term sheet to enter into a strategic partnership with Schlumberger Middle East SA (“SLB”) and Patterson-UTI International Holdings, Inc. (“Patterson-UTI”) subject to signing definitive agreements and any necessary regulatory approvals. The new company will be primarily engaged in unconventional drilling operations.

Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director and Vice Chairman of ADNOC Drilling, said:” Our goal at ADNOC is to provide the energy and energy products that people depend on every day to power their lives and ensure a just, orderly and equitable energy transition. This award will accelerate the development of Abu Dhabi’s world-class resources to meet the world’s growing demand for affordable, accessible energy. ADNOC Drilling is perfectly placed to responsibly develop these resources. Utilizing partnerships, innovative AI, digitalization and advanced technologies we will unlock Abu Dhabi’s abundant energy resources, to drive value for the UAE.”

Abdulrahman Abdulla Al Seiari, Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC Drilling, said: “Abu Dhabi’s unconventional energy resources are among the world’s largest. This award, for 144 wells is just the beginning. It represents a transformational opportunity for ADNOC Drilling as the UAE’s world class unconventional energy resources will require many thousands more wells and we are in a prime position to deliver them.

‘’It represents a significant expansion of our operations and specialist capabilities and to help us with that, we have set up a new company called Turnwell, and have signed a term sheet with SLB and Patterson-UTI, for potential partnership and support with the latest technology, specialist services and innovations in the unconventional energy drilling space subject to signing definitive agreements and any necessary regulatory approvals.”

Spearheading unconventional energy drilling development within the Middle East region and securing the UAE’s unconventional energy needs and resources, ADNOC Drilling will leverage cutting-edge innovations in AI smart drilling design, completions engineering, and production solutions. This will be enabled by ADNOC Drilling’s recent joint venture with Alpha Dhabi, Enersol, which will see its scalable technology ecosystem bolstered through investments in – and acquisitions of – AI-enabled solutions and innovative technologies. 

This award marks our latest endeavour to support the UAE’s position as a trusted and reliable energy provider and is a key step towards ensuring the nation’s gas growth ambitions. The award solidifies ADNOC Drilling’s leadership in the regional market while also providing a strong new revenue stream for the Company.”

This initial phase of unconventionals development is expected to employ up to nine land rigs, of which five are already included in ADNOC Drilling’s fleet as of 31 December 2023. The contract is expected to start contributing to ADNOC Drilling’s revenue towards the second half of this year. The Company’s full-year 2024 and mid-term guidance only captures this initial award, creating significant potential upside to our business and financials in the mid to long-term.

Source: ADNOC Drilling

TechnipFMC Awarded iEPCI Contract by Woodside Energy for Xena Phase 3 Development

TechnipFMC has been awarded a integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (iEPCI™) contract by Woodside Energy in Australia.

TechnipFMC will design, manufacture, and install the subsea production system, flexible pipe, and umbilicals for the Xena Infill well (XNA03) to support ongoing production from the Pluto LNG Project. The award follows an integrated front end engineering design (iFEED™) study.

The project will use the Company’s Subsea 2.0® production system. Xena Phase 3 will be tied back to existing subsea infrastructure previously supplied by TechnipFMC.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are proud to be delivering a fully integrated project from concept to execution. This project will help our long-term client meet their objectives, demonstrating the favorable impact iFEED™, iEPCI™, and Subsea 2.0® can have on project economics.”

The contract is the latest call-off on the framework agreement between Woodside Energy and TechnipFMC.

Source: TechnipFMC

ADNOC signs third agreement for Ruwais LNG Project with EnBW Energie

ADNOC announced the signing of a 15-year Heads of Agreement (LNG agreement) with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), one of the largest energy companies in Germany, for the delivery of 0.6 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The LNG will primarily be sourced from ADNOC’s lower-carbon Ruwais LNG project, currently under development in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Abu Dhabi. The Ruwais LNG plant is set to be the first LNG export facility in the Middle East and Africa region to run on clean power and will leverage the latest technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) tools to minimize emissions and drive efficiency.

This agreement marks the third long-term LNG supply agreement from the project. The deliveries are expected to start in 2028, upon commencement of commercial operations.

Fatema Al Nuaimi, ADNOC Executive Vice President, Downstream Business Management, said: “The Ruwais LNG project continues to gain momentum, reinforcing ADNOC’s position as a reliable global natural gas provider. This new agreement builds on the UAE-Germany Energy Security and Industry Accelerator and will support Germany as it strives to diversify its energy sources and enhance its energy security.”

The UAE-Germany Energy Security and Industry Accelerator (ESIA), signed in 2022, aims to advance cooperation in energy security, decarbonization and lower-carbon fuels. 

Peter Heydecker, EnBW’s Board Member for Sustainable Generation Infrastructure, said: “We are delighted that EnBW has signed its first LNG contract in the Middle East with our experienced partner ADNOC. In doing so, we are taking the next step in terms of diversifying our procurement portfolio and establishing our own LNG value chain. We can also use the experience gained here for our medium-term goal of establishing an import structure for green gases, since the two business fields are very similar.”

The LNG agreement is contingent upon a final investment decision (FID) on the project, including regulatory approvals, and the negotiation of a definitive Sale and Purchase Agreement between the two companies. When completed, the project, which consists of two 4.8 mmtpa LNG liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 mmtpa, will more than double ADNOC’s LNG production capacity to around 15mmtpa. 

Source: ADNOC

Worley selected for design & evaluation services for the Bayou Bend CCS facility

Worley has been selected to design and evaluate CO2 gathering, handling and sequestration facilities located along the Gulf Coast in Southeast Texas.

Bayou Bend CCS LLC is a joint venture owned by Chevron, Equinor, and TotalEnergies to develop a carbon capture and storage facility in Southeast Texas.

The project has the potential to reduce emissions from regional industrial facilities by sequestering CO2 safely and permanently underground. It includes a CO2 storage footprint of nearly 140,000 acres of pore space.

Worley’s team will carry out the design and evaluation scope of work for the project from our Houston office, with support from our Global Integrated Delivery teams in India.

“The Gulf Coast has one of the heaviest concentrations of CO2 emissions in the US, making this project pivotal for helping hard-to-abate industries, such as refining, cement, steel, chemicals, and manufacturing, to meet their climate goals. Carbon sequestration along the Gulf Coast helps to support a broader national effort to reduce carbon emissions,” said Mark Trueman, Group President, Americas.

“We’re committed to a strong partnership with Bayou Bend, drawing on our global CCUS knowledge and project execution experience. Innovative projects like Bayou Bend will potentially enable CCS at scale and help more companies achieve their net zero goals, supporting our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world.”

Source: Worley

Qatar Inks LTA with Nakilat for Nine LNG Vessels

QatarEnergy signed a long-term agreement with Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat) pursuant to which Nakilat will own and operate nine “QC-Max” class LNG vessels, the largest LNG vessels ever built.

The agreement was signed today by His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy and Mr. Abdullah Al-Sulaiti, the CEO of Nakilat, in a special ceremony held at QatarEnergy’s headquarters in Doha, and attended by senior executives from QatarEnergy, QatarEnergy LNG, and Nakilat.

The nine QC-Max vessels, with a capacity of 271,000 cubic meters each, constitute half of the 18 advanced QC-Max class LNG vessels that will be constructed at China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard.

To date, QatarEnergy’s fleet expansion program encompassed the execution of shipbuilding contracts and time charter agreements for 104 conventional LNG vessels and 18 QC-Max class LNG vessels, for a total of 122 ultra-modern vessels, with the first new ship expected to be delivered by the end of the third quarter of this year.

Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said: “We are very proud to have Qatar’s flagship LNG shipping and maritime champion join a list of world-class shipowners operating our state-of-the-art QC-Max LNG vessels – the largest ever built. There is no doubt that this is another testament to Nakilat’s significant capabilities.”

His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi added: “With last month’s signing of the industry’s largest single shipbuilding contract ever, QatarEnergy is pushing ahead with the implementation of its historic LNG vessel expansion program with full confidence that Nakilat and our selected international shipowners will ensure that our fleet is operated to the highest and most advanced safety, technical and environmental standards.”

Today’s long-term agreement follows February’s selection of Nakilat as the owner and operator of 25 conventional-size LNG vessels. It also follows the signing of similar agreements in Beijing with three Chinese ship owners for the operation of nine new QC-Max class LNG vessels as part of QatarEnergy’s historic LNG fleet expansion program, which will cater for QatarEnergy’s future requirements, as it moves forward with the expansion of its LNG production capacity from the North Field to 142 million tons per annum by 2030.

Source: Qatar Energy

CB&I Awarded Major Contract for LNG Storage Tank in Oman

CB&I, a wholly owned unrestricted subsidiary of McDermott, has been awarded a significant contract by Marsa Liquefied Natural Gas LLC, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and OQ for the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) of a full containment concrete liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tank, located in Oman’s Port of Sohar.

Under the scope of the project, CB&I will provide turnkey EPC services for a 165,000m3 full containment concrete LNG storage tank and associated piping to grade. Project delivery will be executed in Oman, where CB&I has been continually present since 1968, with support from CB&I’s Dubai office.

“Through this project, CB&I will contribute to the construction of one of the lowest GHG emissions intensity LNG plants ever built and the energy transition market in Oman,” said Cesar Canals, President & CEO of CB&I. “It supports our ambition to build storage for projects that will help provide reliable energy to markets with a reduced environmental impact. It will also pave the way for similar storage opportunities in the future and continues our long history of execution excellence in the Middle East, specifically Oman.”

Work is expected to commence with construction activities in the fourth quarter of 2024. The project is targeted for completion in 2028.

Source: McDermott