Technip Energies Partners With NPCC to Advance Energy Transition

Technip Energies and National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a subsidiary of National Marine Dredging company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance energy transition in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries in the MENA region.

The MoU was signed at the GASTECH conference by NPCC CEO Eng Ahmed Dhaheri and Technip Energies CEO Arnaud Pieton in the presence of senior officials of both companies.

With the commitment to energy transition and decarbonization, there is an unprecedented momentum in the industry for clean energy. The aim of this agreement is to explore and capitalize on this evolving opportunity and to provide added value services. Technip Energies and NPCC will create a Joint Venture (JV) to drive the energy transition journey.

With more than three decades of existing collaboration, both entities will bring complementary added-value to the JV. While Technip Energies will bring its technological know-how, overall project management capabilities and innovative solutions from early stage to project delivery, NPCC will bring its project management skills for EPC projects, its regional footprint and its fabrication capabilities.

The strategic partnership will focus on capturing opportunities in energy transition and on fostering the best engineering practices. It will also enhance cooperation in blue and green hydrogen and related decarbonization projects, COcapture in addition to industrial projects in the fields of waste-to-energy, biorefining, biochemistry, ammonia as well as other energy transition related themes.

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, said: “We are proud to have signed this partnership with NPCC, a long standing and trusted partner with whom we have executed several landmark projects. We have always believed in sharing technical knowledge, technologies and competencies that would contribute to the overall growth and wellbeing of host countries and followed the path of creating In Country Value. This partnership will encompass the right mix of identification capability for concrete opportunities like COcapture, blue/green hydrogen and ammonia, of technology know-how, technical capabilities, global and local execution experience and financial strength for providing holistic solutions to accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon society.”

Yasser Zaghloul, Group CEO of NMDCdeclared: “The UAE is committed to taking positive climate change action and drive a robust energy transition strategy for a decarbonized future. This calls for concerted efforts by all organizations to take step up measures to reduce carbon emissions through technologies such as carbon capture and tapping the potential of hydrogen. As a national champion company committed to the nation’s goals, NMDC’s subsidiary NPCC is strengthening efforts to support the nation and the region in energy transition initiatives. The partnership with Technip Energies will further accelerate this.”

Eng Ahmed Dhaheri, CEO of NPCCsaid: “Aligned with the market and policy trends, NPCC aims to be a leader in meeting the end-to-end EPC requirements of the energy sector while promoting a culture of sustainability. Having committed to promoting environment best practices, we will continue to focus on strengthening our energy transition strategies through our MoU with Technip Energies, a partner of choice of NPCC for their expertise in the field. We share over three decades of cooperation on numerous mega projects and will continue to share best practices. This strategic MoU will not only accelerate our decarbonisation commitment but also support the nation’s climate change action initiatives and the long-term sustainable development vision.”

Source: Technip Energies

Clean TeQ Water Awarded new Contract for EVAPX technology to reduce carbon footprint of agricultural by-product processing facility

Clean TeQ Water Limited is pleased to announce the award of a significant contract to design, procure, and deliver an EVAPX™ system to treat wastewater and recover clean water at an agricultural by-product processing facility located in New South Wales, Australia.

The contract, which has a value of around A$ 1.6 million is scheduled to become operational in CY Q2 2022 when completion of construction is expected (30 weeks after contract signing). The contract counterparty is the Loris H Hassall Pty Ltd.

Clean TeQ Water’s EVAPX™ process evaporates the water from a high concentrate dirty wastewater, reducing the overall wastewater volume and allowing the recovered water to be re-used in a beneficial way. The EVAPX™ solution was chosen for its ability to evaporate the water using much less energy than alternative solutions, thereby substantially reducing the carbon footprint of the products produced.

The EVAPX™ technology is an efficient, low energy method to treat highly concentrated wastewaters and brines to achieve minimal liquid discharge (MLD) or zero liquid discharge (ZLD). EVAPX™ is supplied as a complete engineered package and has applications for treatment across a wide variety of industrial sectors including mining, metal processing, and chemicals.

The contract is the 5th contract signed by Clean TeQ Water in 2021 showing an accelerating market interest generated for our portfolio of unique technology solutions.

There are no conditions precedent to the contract and standard termination and warranty provisions apply. In accordance with ASX Guidance Note 8 the company confirms that there is no other material information.

Source: Clean Teq Water

Wood awarded contract for Humber Zero project

Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, has been appointed as the integration project management contractor (IPMC) for Humber Zero, one of the leading industrial decarbonisation projects in the UK.

As the most carbon-intensive industrial cluster in the UK, the Humber emits 12.4 million tonnes a year. Humber Zero, a partnership between the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery and Vitol’s VPI Immingham power plant, is a hybrid carbon capture and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen project.

It could decarbonise the Immingham industrial complex by capturing up to 8m/tCO2 per annum for transportation and storage in nearby offshore storage locations. The project has benefitted from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) support.

The decarbonisation roadmap developed for Humber Zero envisages that Immingham will become a carbon capture and hydrogen hub, providing cost effective decarbonised energy supply and storage opportunities to both industry and National Grid.

As part of the scope of work, a multidisciplinary team from across Wood will facilitate the development and integration of the designs across the FEED packages including interface management, safety studies, licensor selection and scoping of future services. In addition, Wood will support VPI Immingham and Phillips 66 through the subsequent FEED delivery and EPC contractor tendering process. This award builds on the feasibility and pre-FEED studies carried out by Wood to support the development of the Humber Zero project.

Giuseppe Zuccaro, President of Process & Chemicals at Wood, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside VPI Immingham and Phillips 66 on the Humber Zero project.

“Wood is focused on driving the global energy transition and a milestone project of this kind could create a model for industrial decarbonisation around the world, as well as helping the UK to meet its goal of reaching net-zero by 2050.”

Jonathan Briggs, Humber Zero project director, said: “We are pleased to appoint Wood on this important contract.

“It is the next major step in this exciting project, which benefits from UKRI support, and which is set to become the UK’s gateway carbon capture project.”

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the components of the 10-point plan for the Government’s Green Industrial Revolution, announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in November 2020, and is critical to the UK achieving its legislated goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Government has set a target to remove 10-million tonnes of the UK’s annual CO2 emissions by 2030, a figure equivalent to all industrial emissions from the Humber region.

Source: Wood

Petrofac awarded EPCC contract in Bahrain

The Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Commissioning (EPCC) scope of work includes high pressure gas pipelines and fibre optic cabling. The underground pipelines will run through sections onshore and offshore below the seabed in support of gas supply to the Kingdom and will be designed for full interchangeability.

Commenting on the award, Nick Shorten, Petrofac Chief Operating Officer, said:

“Through our engineering and project execution capability, Petrofac has been supporting Tatweer Petroleum to deliver a number of key upstream gas projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We again look forward to applying our skills and expertise to safely deliver this critical infrastructure, which underpins the supply of energy to Bahrain.”

Petrofac has been present in Bahrain since 2015, following the award of an EPCC contract to supply a new gas dehydration facility by Tatweer Petroleum. The project was successfully completed in 2018, and additional scope of work was then secured by Petrofac for the engineering, procurement, and construction of several gas wells, to be connected to the facility. In June 2020, Petrofac was awarded a new multi-million dollar EPCC contract by Tatweer Petroleum for an upstream gas project that includes well hook-ups, associated pipelines, and tie-ins for several new gas wells that the company is planning to drill as part of its gas delivery strategy in the Bahrain Field.

Source: Petrofac

Saipem signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco for a potential NewCo in KSA

Saipem has signed with Saudi Aramco a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at exploring the possibility to establish in Saudi Arabia a new entity for the execution of engineering and construction activities in the energy and infrastructures industrial sector.

The initiative was taken in the frame of the Saudi Aramco’s Nama’at Investment Industrial Program, focused on building capacity in four key sectors: sustainability, technology, industrial and advanced materials.

The agreement entails the potential creation, in partnership with local entities and the Saudi Public Investment Fund, of an “EPC National Champion” capable of executing In Kingdom the full range of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project activities maximising the employment of local resources.

Saipem has a long-standing collaboration with Saudi Aramco, including the execution of a wide set of activities, from onshore and offshore engineering and construction to drilling activities, with onshore and offshore rigs.

Source: Saipem

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Wins Significant Order from Petronet LNG

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, has won a significant order from Petronet LNG (PLL), a joint venture company promoted by four leading PSUs viz., Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), GAIL (India) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL).

The contract is for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of two LNG Storage Tanks with a capacity of 170,000 m3 each for Phase IIIB of the Dahej Expansion Project at Dahej, Gujarat. The Project has been awarded through an international competitive bidding on Lumpsum Turnkey (LSTK) basis. The award demonstrates PLL’s trust on LTHE’s capability to deliver the project within a challenging schedule while ensuring excellent safety and quality performance.

LTHE is committed to being an active EPC player in achieving Government of India’s target of increasing the share of natural gas in the primary energy mix from the current 6% to 15% by 2030. LTHE is also executing LNG tanks for Dhamra LNG Terminal in Orissa.

Organized under Offshore, Onshore, Construction Services, Modular Fabrication and AdVENT verticals, LTHE delivers ‘design to build’ engineering and construction solutions across the hydrocarbon spectrum.

 
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Source: L&T

ADNOC, bp and Masdar agree to expand UAE-UK new energy partnership

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), bp and Masdar announced the signing of strategic framework agreements to expand upon the UAE and UK’s longstanding track record of bilateral partnership in sustainability, including the potential development of clean hydrogen hubs in both the UK and UAE at a scale of at least 2 gigawatts (GW).


The agreements underscore the partners’ leadership in technology-driven solutions to the global climate challenge as well as a shared commitment to driving new economic opportunity through decarbonization, both domestically and abroad.

The signing of the framework agreements took place on the sidelines of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, official visit to the UK. The agreements were signed by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, and Masdar Chairman, and Bernard Looney, bp Chief Executive Officer.

Commenting on the agreements, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said: “The UK and UAE have enjoyed decades of strong economic ties and the agreements signed between ADNOC, Masdar and bp will serve to deepen the strategic relationship between our countries. We look forward to building upon this legacy to strengthen both countries’ ambitions to generate economic growth through low-carbon initiatives. These initiatives will make a direct contribution to the ‘Principles of the 50,’ the economic blueprint for sustainable growth recently announced by the UAE’s leadership.”  
Bernard Looney, bp’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The UK and UAE governments have bold plans for decarbonization. The UK is our home and we have worked in the UAE for nearly a century. By partnering with the visionary leaders of ADNOC and Masdar, we see massive business opportunity to generate the clean energy the world wants and needs – and at the same time revitalize local economies and create the jobs of the future.” 

Under the terms of the agreements, ADNOC, bp and Masdar will seek to collaborate on UK and UAE clean hydrogen hub development at an initial scale of 1GW in the UAE and 1GW in the UK, building on the UAE’s position as an anchor investor in some of the UK’s largest offshore wind projects. The hydrogen agreements also align with the UK’s recently announced commitment to achieve 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen by 2030 and the UAE’s Nationally Determined Contribution of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 23.5% compared to business as usual for the year 2030. 

ADNOC and bp will also, as part of the agreements, jointly identify areas for potential partnership in greenfield carbon capture and underground storage and best-in-class methane detection platforms. Further, Masdar and bp will together explore opportunities to develop, build and operate sustainable energy and mobility solutions in urban population centers. 

The partners’ shared interest in developing new opportunities for clean hydrogen development capitalizes on the UK and UAE’s highly complementary infrastructure and resource positions. With abundant renewable energy sources and proximity to significant future demand centers for hydrogen and its carrier fuels, the partners’ commitments can help to ensure the UK and UAE are well positioned to become regional leaders in the new hydrogen economy and support both countries’ ambitious climate targets. 

CCUS, an equally critical component of the world’s decarbonization toolkit, has been built successfully at commercial scale in the UK and UAE through the Teesside and Al Reyadah facilities, respectively. With the framework agreement, the two partners look forward to expanding their shared leadership in CCUS technology to explore pilot opportunities for further industrial-scale carbon capture within the UAE.

While the UAE has long maintained a zero-routine flaring policy, the partners’ potential collaboration on new methane detection technologies will help to further maximize the impact of both countries’ decarbonization strategies. Methane, at more than eighty times the potency of CO2, remains at the top of GHG mitigation agendas, necessitating the partners’ shared pursuit of cutting-edge monitoring and analysis platforms. 

Similarly, ADNOC and bp’s joint smart decision center initiative will support possible development and deployment of remote digital capabilities to transform both companies’ performance management and operational support, including in the area of energy efficiency.

Masdar and bp will also explore potential opportunities to together develop, build and operate energy and mobility services in urban spaces internationally, including energy efficiency, distributed renewables generation and energy storage, among others.

The initiatives envisaged by the strategic framework agreements would be subject to relevant regulatory approvals. 

Source: ADNOC

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering wins 985.7 billion won order for the latest 3,000-ton class submarine

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering choesinye of the Republic of Korea Navy By signing a contract to build a 3,000-ton submarine, it once again proved that it is a famous ship with the best submarine technology in Korea.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (CEO Lee Seong-geun) announced on the 10th that it had signed a contract with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration for the construction of the second ship of the 3,000-ton class submarine Jangbogo-III Batch-II project for 985.7 billion won. The submarine will be built at the Okpo Shipyard and delivered to the ROK Navy by the end of 2028.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has achieved the feat of winning orders for four out of five orders for 3,000-ton submarines so far, including this contract. Last August, it successfully delivered the Dosan Anchangho, the lead ship for the first project, and the second project lead ship also began construction in earnest, starting with steel cutting.

The Jang Bogo-III project is a project to build a state-of-the-art 3,000-ton class submarine with its own technology, which is the core force of the Navy to effectively cope with various security threats. Steps were further improved. In particular, lithium-ion batteries were applied for the first time, not lead-acid batteries, in order to increase the submergence time, which is a key performance.

Lithium-ion battery is a large-capacity energy storage system that supplies power to the mobility of submarines and major equipment. Compared to conventional lead-acid batteries, the continuous underwater navigation and high-speed operation time are greatly improved, and the lifespan is more than doubled, which is advantageous in terms of convenience such as maintenance. It is evaluated that this will significantly improve the combat capability of submarines.

Since Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) won the order for the first ship of the Jangbogo-I project, the ‘Jangbogo’ in 1987, it has built the largest number of submarines in Korea with 22 submarines (9 class 209, 3 class 214, 4 3,000-ton class, and export submarines). 6), of which 16 have been delivered successfully, and 6 are under construction. In particular, it is the only domestic company to have a record of winning overseas submarine orders.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Executive Vice President and Head of Special Shipping Division, Yu Jun-jun, said, “In addition to the successful delivery of the second ship of the Jangbogo-III Batch-II project, we have thoroughly prepared for the surface ship building project scheduled to be ordered this year and the basic design project for a Korean light aircraft carrier next year. We will contribute to the protection of maritime sovereignty.”

This year, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has a total of 42 ships, including 16 container ships, 11 extra-large crude oil carriers, nine extra-large LPG carriers, two LNG carriers, one WTIV, one submarine, and two offshore plants, worth about USD 7.2 billion. By winning orders for ships, offshore plants, and submarines from end.

Source: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

Air Liquide and TotalEnergies partner to develop low-carbon hydrogen production in the Normandy industrial basin

Air Liquide and TotalEnergies are joining forces to decarbonize hydrogen production at TotalEnergies’ Normandy platform in France. This project will enable in time the supply to TotalEnergies by Air Liquide of low-carbon hydrogen by relying on Air Liquide’s hydrogen network in Normandy and the implementation of a large-scale CO2 capture and storage solution (CCS). In line with the objective of both companies’ to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, this ambitious project is part of a sustainable development approach which will help develop a low-carbon hydrogen ecosystem in the “Axe Seine/Normandy”, progressively supported by technologies such as CCS and electrolysis.

Reducing Carbon Emissions

Under a long term contract agreement, Air Liquide will take over and operate the 255 tons-per-day hydrogen production unit at the TotalEnergies platform in Normandy. Connecting the unit to Air Liquide’s hydrogen network will enable to optimize its performance and, ultimately, develop the world’s first low-carbon hydrogen network. The network already includes a hydrogen production facility in Port-Jérôme equipped with Air Liquide’s CryocapTM carbon capture solution since 2015. Air Liquide is considering adding a large-scale unit to produce renewable hydrogen via electrolysis.

In addition, the companies will launch development studies to deploy a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project to decarbonize the hydrogen produced in this unit at the Normandy platform. Air Liquide would install its Cryocap™ process to capture CO2, while TotalEnergies would handle transportation and storage of the captured CO2, notably through the Northern Lights (Norway) and Aramis (Netherlands) CCS projects being developed in the North Sea.

In the long term, the implementation of these projects would reduce the carbon emissions from the unit’s hydrogen production by approximately 650,000 tons of CO2 per year by 2030.

Decarbonizing the Normandy Industrial Basin

This cooperation between Air Liquide and TotalEnergies is aligned with their shared ambition to help decarbonize industrial operations in the “Axe Seine/Normandy”. Along with other industrial companies, the partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding announced in July 2021, to develop carbon capture and storage infrastructure in Normandy with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by up to 3 million tons per year by 2030.

François Jackow, Executive Vice President and a Member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee supervising Europe Industries activities, said:

“Decarbonizing industry is a major challenge. The large range of solutions we have developed enable us to support our customers in their path towards energy transition. We have worked with TotalEnergies for many years, and are pleased to strengthen our partnership today with the deployment of solutions that will provide the Normandy industrial basin with a low-carbon hydrogen network in the years ahead. In line with our objective to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, Air Liquide is acting now to develop low-carbon and renewable hydrogen production and build a more sustainable future.”    

Bernard Pinatel, President, Refining & Chemicals and Member of the Executive Committee of TotalEnergies, said:

“This planned investment at our Normandy platform will enhance its industrial competitiveness and secure its long-term future. We are delighted to partner with Air Liquide on low-carbon hydrogen projects so we can work together on reducing the carbon emissions from our industrial operations. These projects contribute to the collective effort launched in the Le Havre industrial zone and the Seine corridor. This is fully aligned with TotalEnergies’ ambition to get to net zero emissions by 2050.”

Under French law, the proposed transfer of the hydrogen production unit to Air Liquide is subject to the process for notifying and consulting employee representatives of the TotalEnergies Normandy platform, and to the approval from the competent authorities.

Source: Air Liquide

Hitachi Zosen Inova’s Biggest Gas Upgrading Plant to be Built in Dunaföldvár

The renewable gas technologies offered by Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) for producing energy from regenerative resources are in great demand. After a successful first half-year with several project orders for anaerobic digestion and upgrading plants, at the beginning of the second half the German subsidiary HZI BioMethan GmbH (HZIB) was awarded the contract for an amine scrubbing gas upgrading installation in Dunaföldvár, Hungary. With an inlet biogas capacity of 5,000 Nm³/h, it will replace the current largest reference of 2,000 Nm³/h in Germany as HZI’s biggest reference project featuring this gas upgrading process. The client for the project is Pannonia Bio Zrt, a company of the ClonBio Group. Commissioning is scheduled for 2022.

New Region, New Plant Set-up
The Dunaföldvár project will be the first gas upgrading facility by HZI in Hungary. Around 90 km south of Budapest, Pannonia Bio Zrt is Europe’s largest grain biorefinery for ethanol production and hosts Central Europe’s largest operating advanced biofuel production facility. Every year the refinery converts more than a million tonnes of grain into hundreds of thousands of tonnes of various protein feeds and protein concentrates, over 500 million litres of bioethanol, 15,000 tonnes of corn oil and 15,000 tonnes of organic fertilisers, as well as other products.

“Our talented staff completed our advanced biogas facility and brought it online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are now ready to take this unique asset to the next level with HZI. At ClonBio, we believe that advanced biomethane is the most practicable advanced biofuel available at scale in Europe, and we believe, because we are seeing it happen, that fermentation technologies like biogas and ethanol present almost unlimited opportunities for circular economy solutions that offer the largest just transition benefits. We are extremely proud that Pannonia Bio already supports well over 5,000 jobs in Hungary,” comments Mark Turley, CEO of ClonBio.


Starting in 2022 the biogas will be amine scrubbed to convert it into biomethane, a natural gas substitute, and fed into the local gas grid. This renewable energy source will then be available to transport and heating customers in Hungary and beyond who want to switch away from fossil natural gas.

New software has been designed to integrate the gas upgrading system in the fully automated production facility. Jens Becker, Managing Director at HZIB, underscores this step into full automation: “It allows the installation to be controlled completely via the production facility’s control centre. This creates interesting possibilities for other refineries.”

Future Perspectives
Beyond this, ClonBio plans to maximise material flow recycling. In the upgrading process, the methane contained in the biogas will be separated from other components, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). For this reason, in the future sustainable use of CO2 will be another target for the Dunaföldvár facility. Thanks to a comprehensive renewable gas portfolio and deep know-how in interfaces, HZI can supply an integration solution to support this expansion.

Source: Hitachi Zosen Inova

EDISON AND SNAM ALONGSIDE SAIPEM AND ALBORAN FOR THE GREEN HYDROGEN VALLEY PROJECT IN PUGLIA REGION (Italy)

Edison and Snam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) along with Saipem and Alboran Hydrogen – who had both already signed a cooperation agreement last January – for the joint development of the Puglia Green Hydrogen Valley project,one of the first large-scale initiatives for the production and transport of green hydrogen in Italy.

The aim of this project is to help accelerate the uptake of green hydrogen – one of the key components of the EU’s decarbonisation strategy – within Italy’s energy mix to ensure national and European climate neutrality targets are met by 2050.

The Puglia Green Hydrogen Valley project plans to build three green hydrogen production plants in Brindisi, Taranto and Cerignola (Foggia) for a combined capacity of 220 MW and powered by a photovoltaic production of 380 MW in total. Once the three plants are operational, it is forecasted that they will be able to produce about 300 million cubic metres of renewable hydrogen every year.

This green hydrogen will be used primarily for local industries, including through injecting – or blending – the hydrogen into Snam’s local gas network and/or employed for sustainable mobility.

For one of these three plants, the authorisation process is already underway for the Brindisi project which will involve the construction of a production plant for green hydrogen using electrolysers with a capacity of 60 MW that will be powered by a PV farm.

The entire Puglia Green Hydrogen Valley project will enable to sustain and involve key regional players, including the Acquedotto Pugliese water supply company, the Appulo Lucane Railways, Puglia’s technological and production districts, the Polytechnic of Bari, the Universities of Bari, Foggia and Salento. Moreover, there will be investments in the research and development aimed at promoting the creation and development of competencies and a production chain dedicated to the hydrogen industry in Puglia.

The agreement represents a fundamental milestone in the establishment of a hydrogen industry in Italy by creating new opportunities in terms of employment and competencies.

With this agreement Edison confirms its role as a key player also in the sector of green hydrogen, a technology that has synergies both with the company’s core business, which covers the entire value chain in the energy sector, and with its strategic development plan.

Thanks to the most extensive network in Europe and its technological expertise, Snam is promoting its role as an enabler of the hydrogen valley ventures, by contributing to the development of projects and connecting production and consumption points.

Saipem wishes to emphasise the importance of this project in terms of its contribution to the recovery plan for Italy. The company is involved in the development of technologies and innovative business models in the green hydrogen and renewable energies sectors as part of the evolution process of its portfolio of skills. Saipem confirms its role as the ideal partner for supporting its clients in the energy transition process in order to meet net zero targets.

Finally, Alboran’s determinations regarding green hydrogen are perfectly aligned with the Italian and European strategies. The involvement of other strategic partners in this venture will make it possible to maximise the potential of the project model that has been proposed for Puglia.

In order to execute the project, the partners anticipate creatinga special purpose company (Alboran 30%, Edison 30%, Snam 30%, Saipem 10%) following the signing of binding agreements that still have to be negotiated by the parties,based on the relevant regulatory frameworks, including the ones concerning operations among related parties.

Source: Saipem

Subsea 7 awarded FEED contract in Norway

Subsea 7 announced the award of a contract by Aker BP for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the NOA Fulla development project, offshore Norway. NOA Fulla is located in the southern part of the NOAKA area in the Norwegian North Sea. 

The awarded work is required to finalise the technical definition of the proposed development prior to Aker BP and its partners making the final investment decision (FID) late 2022. The FEED study will begin immediately.

Subsea 7 has recognised the FEED award in its order backlog in the third quarter of 2021. The value of a potential subsequent EPCI contract would only be recognised by Subsea 7 in its backlog upon FID, and would represent a substantial1 project award.

Project management and engineering will take place in our office in Stavanger, Norway. Offshore installation activities would be scheduled for 2025, 2026 and 2027.

Monica Bjørkmann, Vice President for Subsea 7 Norway said: “This award continues our long-standing collaboration with Aker BP, through the Aker BP Subsea Alliance2. The partnership enables Subsea 7 to engage early in the field development process, optimising design solutions and contributing to the final investment decision. We are delighted to continue our alliance with Aker BP for the NOA Fulla development, which is of significant importance for all partners in the Subsea Alliance. Subsea 7 looks forward to working closely with Aker BP to successfully deliver our scope with safety and quality at the forefront throughout.”

(1)  Subsea 7 defines a substantial contract as being between USD 150 million and USD 300 million.

(2)  The Aker BP Subsea Alliance is a partnership between Aker BP, Subsea 7 and Aker Solutions.

Source: Subsea 7

Energean Selects Halliburton for Offshore Israel Drilling Campaign

Halliburton Company announced it was awarded an integrated services contract to execute a three to five well drilling and completions campaign for Energean, an independent E&P company focused on developing resources in the Mediterranean and the North Sea. The work follows a successful four well offshore drilling campaign that Halliburton previously executed in the Karish and Karish North gas fields.

Halliburton will collaborate with Energean to economically and safely deliver exploration, appraisal, and development wells offshore Israel. The contract is for three firm and two optional wells to deliver all services including project management, directional drilling, drill bits, drilling fluids, cementing, solids control, wireline, slickline, completions, production enhancement, and subsea services.

Key technologies deployed include the StrataXaminer™ wireline logging solution that helps operators acquire more accurate well data and better evaluate production potential, the 7 3/8” Dash® electrohydraulic subsea safety system, and iCruise® Intelligent Rotary Steerable System to deliver faster and more accurate wells.

“We are excited to build on our strong relationship with Energean and honored to once again be selected to deliver integrated project management services that maximize the value of their offshore Mediterranean wells,” said Ahmed Kenawi, senior vice president of Europe, Eurasia and Sub-Saharan Africa Region. “This campaign will deliver a fully integrated solution using our Halliburton 4.0 digital platform and drilling technologies to optimize well delivery.”

Source: Halliburton

McDermott and Saudi Aramco Sign MoU for Feasibility Study of In-Kingdom Onshore Modular Construction

McDermott continues to take significant steps to support Saudi Arabia’s ongoing efforts to increase localization in line with the Saudi Vision 2030. McDermott signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco as part of its Namaat Program to explore the feasibility of executing onshore modular construction in the Kingdom using McDermott’s Saudi Arabia Fabrication In Ras Al-Khair (SAFIRA) fabrication yard. The signing took place during the Industrial Investment Event in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

“McDermott is one of the premier module fabricators in the industry,” said Samik Mukherjee, McDermott’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “It is a key competency we offer in our delivery of integrated, at-scale solutions for our customers—driving certainty on cost and schedule throughout project execution. It also elevates safety and quality, while reducing the footprint at site as work done at our fabrication facilities takes place in a controlled environment.”

The partnership will identify ways to collaborate on the plant modularization concept, helping Saudi Aramco determine the extent of modularization opportunities within its upstream and downstream onshore projects portfolio.

“This agreement demonstrates Saudi Aramco’s confidence in McDermott as a trusted partner and is an opportunity for both companies to exchange knowledge,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “It enhances our close relationship and reinforces our commitment to growing our capabilities in-Kingdom.”

McDermott’s SAFIRA fabrication yard is being developed within Saudi Aramco’s King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al-Khair. Once fully functional, it will have the capability to fabricate and assemble offshore platforms and jackets, subsea pipelines and onshore modules.

Source: McDermott

McDermott awarded Whale subsea pipeline project in Gulf of Mexico

McDermott’s Amazon vessel, following a sophisticated upgrade to its ultra-deepwater capabilities, is coming to the Gulf of Mexico to support a subsea contract for the Whale Development in Alaminos Canyon.

“This contract, which will take place in a water depth of more than 9,000 feet, is a massive opportunity to demonstrate how the Amazon, with its industry-leading pipelay capabilities, is redefining what is possible within ultra-deepwater construction,” said Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are also looking forward to bringing the Amazon into the Gulf of Mexico—especially as we use this opportunity to continue our long track record of successful project execution.”

Under the contract’s scope, McDermott will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) for 30 miles (50 kilometers) of pipeline and approximately nine miles (15 kilometers) of umbilical to connect five drill centers to a new offshore platform. The project will commence immediately and is expected to be completed in 2024.

“The technology behind the upgraded Amazon significantly elevates its ability to efficiently deliver safe, quality-driven results,” said Mark Coscio, Senior Vice President for McDermott’s North, Central and South America region. “This vessel and its capabilities are a game changer for the industry.”

The Amazon’s upgraded specs enable highly automated operations, the production of hex joints from single or double joints using an onboard multi-joint facility and a pipe hold capacity of 10,000 metric tons. Its increased level of automation also enables a significant reduction in the crew numbers required to safely perform pipelay operations—boosting its operational resilience against the ongoing COVID-19 landscape.

Engineering, procurement and project management services will be led by McDermott’s team in Houston. McDermott’s North Ocean 102 will continue its successful track record in the Gulf of Mexico with the installation of the umbilical and the Amazon will transport and install the rigid ultra-deepwater pipelines.

Source: McDermott

CTCI Wins Sun Ba Power Plant Phase 2 Project Contract in Partnership with Siemens Energy in Taiwan

Taiwan’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for power projects, announced that it has won a contract to carry out EPC work for the Sun Ba Combined Cycle Power Plant Phase 2 Project in southern Taiwan with consortium partner, Siemens Energy. The plant will include a new 1,100 MW generating unit to provide reliable, sufficient, and cleaner power primarily to Southern Taiwan Science Park once it comes online in 2024.

This is another big win for CTCI, after being awarded multi-billion dollar EPC contract for five generating units at Hsinta and Taichung Power Plants, both in Taiwan, last September.

Located in Shan Shang District, Tainan, Sun Ba Power Plant is owned by Sun Ba Power Corp., a private utility company. As part of power plant expansion, CTCI is responsible for the civil works and balance-of-plant. Generated power will be sold to state utility company Taipower, adding flexibility to power dispatch.

The project is another example of CTCI’s continued support for de-nuke and cleaner energy policies as set out by Taiwanese government, which seeks to raise gas-fired power ratio to 50% by 2025. Apart from its track records in thermal, combined-cycle, cogeneration, and nuclear power plants, CTCI is aggressively developing businesses in solar, wind, biomass, and gas power plants. Through quality, reliable, and environment-friendly engineering services, CTCI aims to help clients globally build a sustainable tomorrow.

Source: CTCI

Galfar bags OMR 40 million contract from OQ

Galfar Engineering and Contracting has signed contract worth OMR 40 million with OQ Group for an EPC project, the company said in a statement on Sunday.

“The estimated value of this contract which is signed 9/9/2021 is approximately OMR 40 million with execution time of around 42 months including maintenance period,” Dr. Hamoud Rashid Al Tobi, the Chief Executive Officer of Galfar said.

“It is expected that this contract will contribute to the Company revenues and further strengthen our presence in Oil and Gas and high capacity pipeline projects,” Al Tobi said.

“We take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the OQ Group for the confidence vested on Galfar through award of this critical contract,” the statement added.

Source: The Arabian Stories

RusKhimAlyans, Linde, and Renaissance Heavy Industries signed an ЕРС contract to build a natural gas liquefaction plant within the Gas Processing Complex near Ust-Luga

RusKhimAlyans, Linde, and Renaissance Heavy Industries signed in St. Petersburg an ЕРС contract to build a natural gas liquefaction plant within the Gas Processing Complex near Ust-Luga (GPC, part of the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas; the GPC operator is RusKhimAlyans, a joint venture of Gazprom and RusGazDobycha).

The document was signed in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Linde.

According to the ЕРС contract, the consortium of Linde and Renaissance Heavy Industries is going to provide for the design works and supplies of equipment and materials, as well as to perform the construction and installation of two production trains with a total capacity of 13 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year.

A technology patented in Russia will be used to produce this LNG. The patent holders for the technology are Gazprom and Linde.

Source: Gazprom

Mubadala Petroleum and Eni Sign a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Energy Transition Initiatives

Mubadala Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at identifying cooperation opportunities in the energy transition sector, including the fields of hydrogen and carbon capture, utilization and storage, that align with their respective decarbonization targets. The scope of the cooperation covers potential joint opportunities in the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia, Europe and other regions of mutual interest.

This agreement marks a further tangible step in line with Eni’s commitment towards carbon neutrality by 2050, promoting cooperation between different players in the sector and consolidating alliances for sustainable development aimed at tackling the energy transition challenges together.

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, said: “The agreement signed with Mubadala Petroleum, represents another step towards a low carbon emission future. Eni will leverage all its proprietary technologies, focused on energy transition. We will work with a strategic partner like Mubadala Petroleum to find ways of reaching common decarbonization targets worldwide.”

Mansoor Mohamed Al Hamed, Mubadala Petroleum CEO, commented: “We are committed to playing our part in the energy transition. This includes pursuing a gas-weighted portfolio as a key bridge to renewables. It also includes investing in innovation and technology to advance decarbonization and support the industry’s evolution. Working with partners to build on the progress we have already made is vital and we look forward to advancing this collaboration.”

Eni decarbonization path envisages a Net Zero Carbon Footprint for Scope 1 and 2 emissions from upstream activities by 2030 and from all Group activities by 2040. This is aiming to accomplish the net-zero target on GHG Lifecycle emissions Scope 1, 2 and 3 by 2050 with full decarbonization of products and operations. This will be achieved through bio-refining, circular economy, efficiency and digital solutions, increased renewables capacity, blue and green hydrogen, carbon capture, utilization and storage projects and REDD+ initiatives. Recent initiatives include CO2 capture and storage projects in the UK, delivering carbon-neutral LNG cargos, enhancing electric charging services in Europe, new solar power capacity in Spain and France, and renewable energy projects in countries of operations such as Norway, Kazakhstan, Angola, and other.

Source: Eni

TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea Awarded Significant Long-term Contracts by Petrobras

TechnipFMC and its joint venture (JV) partner DOF Subsea have been awarded significant long-term charter and services contracts by Petrobras for the pipelay support vessels Skandi Vitória and Skandi Niteroi.

The Brazilian-built and flagged vessels are owned by DOFCON Navegação Ltda, a 50/50 JV between TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea. Each contract is for three years, with an option to extend.

Operations are expected to begin by February 2022. Skandi Niteroi will operate mostly in shallow water, while Skandi Vitória will work in shallow and deep water. Both vessels will perform decommissioning and subsea installation work.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented, “Our vessels serve as an important component of the strong flexible pipe ecosystem we have in Brazil. We are proud to extend our multi-decade relationship with Petrobras through these long-term contracts, which are built on close collaboration and our client’s trust in our ability to safely and efficiently deliver quality.”

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

Source: TechnipFMC

ABB secures $120 million order to power Jansz-Io Compression project

ABB has won an order worth approximately $120 million to supply the overall Electrical Power System (EPS) for the prestigious multi-billion-dollar Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project. The order, comprising contracts with Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and with Aker Solutions, is booked in Q3 2021.

The Jansz-Io field is located around 200 kilometers offshore the north-western coast of Australia, at water depths of approximately 1,400 meters. The field is a part of the Chevron-operated Gorgon natural gas project, one of the world’s largest natural gas developments. The J-IC project, which moves gas from the deep seas to shore, marks only the third time that world-leading subsea compression technology is being deployed globally and the first time outside of Norway1 where ABB is also responsible for providing the EPS. The project will involve the construction and installation of a 27,000-tonne (Topside and Hull) normally unattended floating Field Control Station (FCS), approximately 6,500 tonnes of subsea compression infrastructure and a 135km submarine power cable linked to Barrow Island.

ABB will provide the majority of the electrical equipment, both topside and subsea, for J-IC. The project will combine two core ABB technologies – power from shore and Variable Speed Drive (VSD) long step-out subsea power – for the first time. The electrical system will be able to transmit 100 megavolt-amperes over a distance of approximately 140 kilometers and at depths of 1,400 meters.

The contract was awarded following concept development and a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study. Work will start immediately and the subsea compression system is expected to be in operation in 2025.

Source: ABB

Hyundai E&C led consortium wins USD 428 Mil airport terminal deal in Peru

Hyundai E&C led consortium wins USD 428 Mil airport terminal deal in Peru
Last month, Hyundai E&C bagged ‘The construction of Main Works for Chinchero New Airport’ from Ministry of Transportation and Communication in Peru. Earlier this year Hyundai E&C has won ‘Site Preparation for the Chinchero International Airport’, which is its first order in Peru since the establishment of the company’s local branch in the country.
Hyundai E&C is a leader of J/V (Sinohydro, ICA, HV Contistas) which is consisted of international companies (35% of Hyundai E&C, approximately KRW 172.5 billion).
The new airport terminal construction project is to create an airport that can accommodate 5.7 million people annually in the city of Chincho, 15 kilometers northwest of Cusco, and expected to be the new gate for visitors to Machu Picchu, The world-renowned Incan site.

Source: Hyundai E&C

Van Oord has signed a contract with the Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

Van Oord has signed a contract with the Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm. Van Oord will transport and install the foundations and ensure the supply, transport and installation of inter-array cables. With a production capacity of 476 MW, the Baltic Eagle wind farm will deliver renewable energy to 475,000 households while saving nearly 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. It is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2024.

Van Oord plans to deploy its 8,000-tonne heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen to install the 50 foundations. So far, the Svanen has installed more than 700 foundations throughout Europe and the vast majority of monopiles in the Baltic Sea, including those for Baltic 2, Arkona and Kriegers Flak. The offshore works for the Baltic Eagle project will commence in 2023. Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It will be deployed to lay the inter-array cables. Van Oord will customise the Dig-It to ensure that it can handle the challenging soft soil conditions in the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic Sea holds incredible potential for offshore wind in Europe. Germany and several other countries, including Poland, Sweden and Estonia, are exploring new opportunities for offshore wind there. Iberdrola’s Baltic Hub, located in the German Baltic Sea, will deliver 826 MW by late 2024. Iberdrola Renovables Deutschland GmbH is planning to increase their installed capacity in Germany to more than 1.1 GW by the end of 2026.

Source: Van Oord

Halliburton Awarded Production Chemicals and Associated Services Contract in Oman

Halliburton Company announced that it won a contract to provide Production Chemicals and Associated Services for a large IOC in Oman. Under the seven-year contract, Halliburton will supply a full suite of customized products along with specialized services to support the in-field chemical treatments.

We are excited to provide our production chemical expertise and management services to help our customer maximize their asset value in Oman,” said Miguel Gonzalez, vice president of Halliburton Multi-Chem. “This collaboration aims to improve operational efficiencies and reliability by applying tailored solutions and close alignment between parties.”

Halliburton’s facilities in Oman will support the project. Additionally, Halliburton will manufacture key raw materials for the contract’s portfolio at the new Halliburton Saudi Chemical Reaction Plant. Opening at the end of 2021, the facility increases Halliburton’s capabilities to support Oman and the region. The Company also expects to hire and develop local personnel to deliver the contract’s scope of work.

The plant will have capabilities to manufacture a broad slate of chemicals for stimulation, production, midstream, and downstream engineered treatment programs. Halliburton’s global laboratory and team in Dhahran Techno Valley and local manufacturing uniquely position the Company to accelerate the production of next generation specialty chemical solutions while developing local employees and capabilities.

Source: Halliburton

Qatar Petroleum and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) signs a 20-year SPA to supply 2 Million tons of LNG Annually

Qatar Petroleum entered into a new, 20-year Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for the supply of 2 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG to the Republic of Korea.
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 Qatar Petroleum, and Mr. Hee-Bong Chae, the President and CEO of KOGAS, during a special ceremony held at Qatar Petroleum’s headquarters. The ceremony was attended by senior executives from KOGAS, Qatar Petroleum, and Qatargas.
Pursuant to the SPA, LNG supplies will commence in January 2025, and will be delivered to KOGAS’ LNG receiving terminals in the Republic of Korea.
In his remarks at the ceremony, His Excellency Mr. Al-Kaabi said, “We are both proud and delighted to continue to serve as a major LNG supplier to KOGAS and the Republic of Korea.  Today’s agreement is another step in the historic partnership journey between Qatar Petroleum and KOGAS, which we hope to take to new heights.”
Today’s signing comes almost 26 years following KOGAS’ signing of its first ever LNG SPA from Qatar. 
Qatar currently supplies KOGAS with more than 9 MTPA through long-term agreements, making it the largest supplier of LNG to the Republic of Korea and demonstrating its strong commitment to meeting the clean energy requirements of customers around the globe who depend on reliable LNG deliveries. 
His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi concluded his remarks by saying, “We are grateful to KOGAS for being such a great partner and customer, and we welcome this opportunity to further cement our partnership with KOGAS and to support the Republic of Korea’s national drive toward cleaner and more sustainable energy. I would like to thank the teams from KOGAS, Qatar Petroleum, and Qatargas for their great efforts to conclude this agreement. I would also like to express my appreciation to Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, the CEO of Qatargas, his leadership team, and the whole Qatargas organization for their exceptional efforts to maintain Qatar’s reputation as the most trusted and reliable LNG supplier in the world.”
Since 1999, Qatar Petroleum’s LNG ventures have delivered more than 2,500 LNG cargoes, totaling almost 185 million tons, to the Republic of Korea.​

Source: qp.com.qa

ADNOC and Three Japanese Companies to Explore Hydrogen and Blue Ammonia Opportunities

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, a joint study agreement (JSA) with two Japanese companies – INPEX Corporation (INPEX), JERA Co., Inc. (JERA), and a government agency, the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) – to explore the commercial potential of blue ammonia production in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

The agreement builds on ADNOC’s low-carbon fuels leadership and extensive experience in carbon capture and storage and follows a virtual meeting between His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, and H.E. Kajiyama Hiroshi, Japan Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI).

During the meeting, the ministers reviewed joint efforts between both countries to enhance industrial cooperation and drive new opportunities for partnerships in Hydrogen, renewables, and climate change following a series of framework agreements ADNOC signed with Japan’s METI as well as other Japanese companies earlier this year. 

H.E. Dr. Al Jaber said: “For almost five decades, the  UAE and Japan have enjoyed a deep-rooted and successful strategic relationship, underpinned by long-standing energy partnerships. As we increase our focus on the potential of new lower carbon fuels and navigate the energy transition, the UAE and ADNOC are keen to build and strengthen our existing partnerships and seize growth opportunities with Japan that can help produce more energy with fewer emissions. 

“This joint study agreement with INPEX, JERA and JOGMEC provides a roadmap for us to deepen access to Japanese markets for ADNOC’s products and further strengthen the UAE’s hydrogen value proposition.”

The UAE is aiming to expand bilateral economic and trade relations with Japan as it drives post-Covid economic growth and ADNOC is leveraging its status as a long-standing reliable and stable supplier of oil and gas to Japan to nurture new partnership opportunities between both countries. Japan is ADNOC’s largest international importer of oil and gas products with approximately 25% of its crude oil imported from the UAE.

H.E. Mr. Kajiyama said: In January, METI and ADNOC signed a Momorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Fuel Ammonia and Carbon Recycling. Since then, further progress has been made among relevant entities, and we are pleased with the signing of JSA on fuel ammonia by ADNOC, INPEX, JERA and JOGMEC today. Japan hope that today’s conclusion of JSA will lead to further progress in concrete efforts to the supply of fuel ammonia from Abu Dhabi to Japan.

The JSA will provide a platform for ADNOC and its partners to explore supplying Japanese utility companies with blue ammonia produced in Abu Dhabi. 

ADNOC is already embarking on a world-scale blue ammonia production facility at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone in Ruwais which will have a capacity of 1,000 kilotons per annum, and further opportunities in blue ammonia will be explored under the new agreement.

Blue ammonia is made from nitrogen and “blue” hydrogen derived from natural gas feedstocks, with the carbon dioxide by-product from hydrogen production captured and stored. Ammonia can be used as a low-carbon fuel across a wide range of industrial applications, including transportation, power generation, and industries including steel, cement and fertilizer production.

In January, the UAE and Japan agreed to cooperate on fuel ammonia and carbon recycling technologies following the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between ADNOC and Japan’s METI. Both the UAE and Japan enjoy strong bilateral economic relations dating back to 1961 when the first shipment of UAE crude oil was exported from the Umm al-Shaif offshore field in Abu Dhabi to Japan.

ADNOC has a long history of mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with Japanese oil and gas companies that span over four decades and cover the entire oil and gas value chain, and these partnerships have strengthened in recent years.

Source: ADNOC

L&T Construction Awarded Contracts for its Various Businesses

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from prestigious clients for its various businesses in India.

Water & Effluent Treatment Business:

The Water & Effluent Treatment business has won a repeat order from the Uttar Pradesh State Water & Sanitation Mission (SWSM) to implement rural water supply projects providing Functional House Tap Connection (FHTC) under the Jal Jeevan Mission. The business has been entrusted to implement rural water supply projects to provide potable water to 1285 villages in the Varanasi and Ghazipur Districts of Varanasi Revenue Division. The scope comprises Tube Wells, Pump Houses cum Chlorination Rooms, Overhead Tanks, Treatment Systems, Solar Plants, Rising Main & Distribution Pipeline Network, Staff Quarters, Individual House Connections, etc. including allied Electromechanical & Automation works. The Business is already executing Water Supply Schemes in Mahoba, Banda, Chitrakhoot and Sonbhadra Gonda, Balrampur and Shravasti Districts for the State Water & Sanitation Mission, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.

Buildings & Factories Business:

The Buildings & Factories business has secured an order from a reputed developer to construct residential towers in Mumbai’s suburb of Mulund. The scope of the work includes construction of the civil structure including waterproofing, masonry and plastering for 7 residential towers with a built-up area of 4.3 million square feet comprising a basement, ground plus 55 Floors. The Project is to be executed within stringent timelines.

Source: L&T Press Release

TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant Subsea Contract for Equinor Kristin Sør Field

TechnipFMC announced that it has been awarded a significant Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract by Equinor for the Kristin Sør field in the North Sea. TechnipFMC will supply rigid pipelines, static and dynamic umbilicals, as well as pipeline and marine installation of the subsea production facilities.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented, “We are proud to collaborate closely with Equinor once again, working together from early in the front-end and concept phase to develop optimized solutions and methodology for the installation for Kristin Sør. This project will also utilize Deep Arctic, which is equipped with hybrid battery solutions to reduce emissions.”

The project will be executed by TechnipFMC’s operating center in Oslo, Norway, with fabrication occurring in the Company’s facilities in Norway and the United Kingdom.

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

Source: TechnipFMC

Fertiglobe Joins TA’ZIZ as Partner in World-Scale Blue Ammonia Project in Ruwais

TA’ZIZ and Fertiglobe today announced that they have signed an agreement for Fertiglobe to join the world-scale blue ammonia production project at TA’ZIZ in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. The agreement further strengthens the UAE’s hydrogen value proposition, building on the deep experience in carbon capture and storage of ADNOC, and the world leading ammonia capabilities of Fertiglobe, to develop the first-of-its-kind large scale blue ammonia project in the MENA region.  

The project benefits from its location in the purpose-built TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone, adjacent to the Ruwais Industrial Complex, which will supply the project with attractive hydrogen and nitrogen feedstocks. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals.

Since launching in 2020, TA’ZIZ has attracted significant interest from local and international investors. Today’s agreement marks the first international investor to partner with TA’ZIZ, with further announcements for other TA’ZIZ projects expected shortly.   

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, said: “This is a significant milestone in the development of our blue hydrogen and ammonia business and capitalizes on the strong foundation that ADNOC has developed with Fertiglobe. We believe hydrogen and its carrier fuels, such as ammonia, offer strong potential as low-carbon energy sources. As we continue to grow our manufacturing base in Ruwais, the UAE is well-placed to meet increasing global demand for this new fuel while strengthening our position as a world-scale chemicals and industrial hub and top destination for local and international investment.”

Source: ADNOC

IOCL Awards McDermott Two EPCC Refinery Contracts

 McDermott International, Ltd announced it has received two separate engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract awards from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the Haldia Refinery and the Barauni Refinery.

The first award is an EPCC contract for a new diesel hydrotreating unit and associated facilities for the Barauni Refinery Expansion Project in Bihar, India.

The second award is an EPCC contract for the catalytic dewaxing unit and associated facilities at the Haldia Refinery in West Bengal, India. The catalytic dewaxing unit will help produce base oil which can be utilized in finished lubricants. India is the world’s third-largest user of finished lubricants but is also, with a deficit of base oil, one of the world’s largest importers of base oil. Both projects contribute to greater independence for India’s domestic energy needs.

“These awards demonstrate our commitment to advancing India’s long-term energy market,” said Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to working with Indian Oil Corporation Limited on these prestigious downstream projects, showcasing our dedication to world-class project execution and sharing our leading health and safety protocols.”

In line with India’s Make in India initiative, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Mahesh Swaminathan, emphasized the strength of the local team.

“Our 2,000 personnel in India bring global experience with high levels of technical and project management expertise,” said Swaminathan. “These individuals continue to demonstrate the strength of McDermott’s vertically-integrated solutions and the positive impact these bring to the Indian downstream market.”

The scope of work across the projects includes project management, residual process design, detailed engineering, fabrication, procurement, construction, transportation, mechanical completion and commissioning. Work will commence in quarter two 2021. Both projects will largely be executed by the McDermott team in Gurgaon, India, with some support from Perth, Australia and Brno, Czech Republic.

Saipem, in JV with DSME, awarded a contract by Petrobras for a new FPSO in the Búzios offshore field in Brazil

Saipem, leading of a joint venture with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME), a main South Korean specialized shipbuilding and offshore contractor, has been awarded by Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) a contract for the construction of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO) named P-79 for the development of Búzios offshore field in Brazil.

The FPSO P-79 project is worth overall approximately 2.3 billion USD. Saipem’s portion is approximately 1.3 billion USD.

The FPSO vessel will allow initial separation of gas from the oil extracted in the deep offshore reservoir and will have a production capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 7.2 million cubic metres of (mcbm) gas per day, with a storage capacity of two million barrels of oil.

Saipem and DSME will execute the entire FPSO project which encompasses the engineering, procurement, fabrication and integration of the topsides of the FPSO units and the installation of the mooring systems, as well as the hookup, the commissioning and the start-up.

The Búzios field, the world’s largest deepwater oil field, is located in the region of the pre-salt Santos Basin, approximately 200km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro at water depths ranging from 1,600m to 2,100m. Saipem is already present in the Búzios field where is executing a rigid subsea system installation contract.

Source: Saipem

Energy China Won a Bid for a 15MW Thermal Power Plant EPC Project in Palawan, Philippines

Energy China won a bid for a 15MW Thermal Power Plant EPC Project on Mar, 29. The project locates in Palawan, the Philippines, with the capability to utilize renewable fuel or biomass. We’re responsible for the construction of the circulating fluidized bed boiler and its supporting facilities.

This is the first thermal power plant in Palawan to use the most advanced circulating fluidized bed boiler. After completion, it will provide high-quality and cheap power for the locals.

Source: EnergyChina

L&T Construction Secures Green EPC Order to establish one of the World’s Largest Solar PV Plants by Capacity

The Renewables arm of Larsen & Toubro’s Power Transmission & Distribution Business has secured a turnkey EPC Contract, from the consortium of ACWA Power and the Water and Electricity Holding Company (a subsidiary of the Public Investments Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF)), for Sudair Solar PV Project of 1.5GW capacity. This project is considered the largest Solar Plant in Saudi Arabia with PPA signed. It is also one of the largest such plants in the world.

The project that is coming up in Riyadh Province has a 30.8 square kilometre land parcel available to install a total capacity of 1.5GW PV Solar modules with associated single axial tracker and inverters. The ambitions of Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) are on track. As part of the NREP, Sudair Solar PV Project is awarded to PIF and its partner, ACWA Power.

This project is part of the 70% of the target capacity of 58.7 GW of the Kingdom assigned to Public Investment Fund (PIF), while Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) would undertake competitive tendering for the remaining 30%, as announced by the Ministry of Energy in 2019. “With several GWs of solar EPC experience, L&T has emerged as a global technology player for solar plants, said Mr. S. N. Subrahmanyan, CEO & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro. “L&T has been a provider of EPC services for several green projects in recent years. We are India’s largest EPC company to build hydel power plants, the largest market player to build nuclear power plants with a total capability of 9360 MWe, including some ongoing projects, on an EPC turnkey basis with the capacity to make important critical components like steam turbines, generators, end shields and other critical equipment. We have the largest market share of the Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) units for fossil fuel power plants.

L&T has over 2.1 GW of Utility Scale Solar projects commissioned and are also operating and maintaining several of them. We have a diversified renewable portfolio of 32MW Floating Solar Power Plants, 135 MWH of Battery Energy Storage projects, 500 Micro Grids and 14000 Solar Water Pumps. L&T is also working on potential solutions related to Green Hydrogen and Carbon Capture & Storage technologies. Securing this project is a major milestone in our clean and green energy path to fight the climate crisis that the world faces,” he added. Commenting on the development, Mr. T. Madhava Das, Whole-Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities), L&T said “KSA aims to become a pioneer in Renewable Energy and we are happy to be a part of this journey. We have been building efficient power transmission and distribution networks with modern substations and transmission lines in this region for more than 2 decades. This is yet another recognition of our capabilities to construct mega projects to speed and scale”.

Source: L&T Press Release

BESIX and its partners carry out one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy plants to be built in a single phase.

BESIX and its partners carry out one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy plants to be built in a single phase. The facility will process 1.9 million tonnes of municipal waste per year and produce approximately 200 MW of renewable electricity.The project is subject to a BOOT contract and includes financing, design, construction, and operations and maintenance of the facility for 35 years.

On 25 March 2021, Dubai Waste Management Company (DWMC) has entered into long-term financing agreements in the amount of 900 million USD with major institutional lenders. Partners within DWMC include Dubai Holding, DUBAL Holding, Itochu, Hitachi Zosen Inova, Tech Group and BESIX.

The facility was designed in close collaboration between Dubai Municipality, Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX. The construction, carried out by Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX, started in 2020. The facility will be fully operational in 2024.

On behalf of Dubai Municipality, BESIX and Hitachi Zosen Inova will also be in charge of the operations and maintenance of the waste-to-energy plant for 35 years.

Dubai Waste-to-Energy

The project, led by Dubai Municipality, consists of a Waste-to-Energy plant, located at the former Warsan landfill site. The facility will treat 1,900,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year. Its size and capacity make this facility one of the largest in the world. Up to 200 MW of thermal energy recovered will be fed into the local grid.

This strategic project marks an important contribution to Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai Plan 2021 to making the Emirate one of the most sustainable cities in the world.

The agreement with Dubai Municipality includes the design and construction of the facilities, as well as financing and a 35-year operation and maintenance period on behalf of Dubai Municipality.

Construction + Operations & Maintenance

Early construction works on site started in 2020. The facility will consist of five processing lines, which will be delivered in 2023 and 2024. At the peak of the works, 2,500 workers will be deployed and the site will use up to 16 tower cranes, including the world’s largest tower cranes in order to install the equipment inside the plant.

Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX will also be in charge of the operations and maintenance of the plant for 35 years.

Following on the Jebel Ali water treatment plant (Dubai), the ISTP2 project (Abu Dhabi), Ajman Sewerage and the Safi water reuse station (Ajman), the recent Refuse-Derived Fuel facility (Umm Al Quwain), the Dubai Waste-to-Energy plant enables BESIX Group to make a new major contribution to the sustainable landscape of the United Arab Emirates.

Source: BESIX

Santos awards Barossa FPSO contract

Santos, as operator of the Barossa joint venture, announced award of the project’s major contract for the construction, connection and operation of the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO).

The FPSO services contract awarded to international vessel builder and operator BW Offshore (BWO) is subject to a final investment decision (FID) on Barossa and represents the largest capital expenditure component of the approximately US$3.6 billion Barossa offshore gas and condensate project to backfill Darwin LNG. The contract contains an upfront pre-payment and an option to buyout, and achieves an overall reduction of approximately US$1 billion in capital expenditure.

Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said through extensive and intensive contract review processes, the company had achieved a significant financial saving as well as significant energy efficiency improvements.

“The decision to proceed with an FPSO services contract maintains a low ongoing operating cost while engineering enhancements have significantly reduced the project’s carbon footprint,” Mr Gallagher said.

“This reduction in capital expenditure makes Barossa one of the lowest cost of supply projects in the world for LNG and will provide new supply into a tightening LNG market.”

The FPSO will be built in South Korea and Singapore before being towed and permanently located in the field where it will process natural gas prior to its transport via pipeline to Darwin LNG. Condensate will be stored on the FPSO for periodic offloading.

Barossa will provide the next source of gas for the existing Santos-operated Darwin LNG plant once current reserves from the Santos-operated Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea have been depleted.

Mr Gallagher said the awarding of this contract builds on the momentum of the Barossa project over the past six months and is the final milestone ahead of FID.

“At the end of last year, we announced that transport and processing agreements had been finalised for Barossa gas to be tolled through Darwin LNG and we signed a long-term LNG sales agreement with Diamond Gas International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation.”

A final investment decision on the Barossa project is anticipated in the coming weeks with first gas targeted for the first half of 2025.

Santos currently holds a 62.5 per cent operated interest in the Barossa joint venture along with partner SK E&S (37.5 per cent).

Santos is finalising an agreement to sell a 12.5 per cent interest in Barossa to Darwin LNG partner JERA and has a binding agreement to sell 25 per cent interests in Bayu-Undan and Darwin LNG to SK E&S, subject to FID on Barossa.

Source: Santos

JGC Awarded Contract for the First Solar Power Generation Project with Battery Energy Storage System in Mongolia

JGC Holdings Corporation announces that a consortium of JGC Corporation, NGK Insulators Ltd, and MCS International LLC has been awarded a contract for the construction of Mongolia’s first solar power generation project with a battery energy storage system, as well as O&M services, for the Ministry of Energy of Mongolia.

This project is part of the “Upscaling Renewable Energy Sector Project”, which aims to expand the use of renewable energy in Mongolia, a country that depends on coal-fired power generation for its electricity supply and where air pollution is a serious problem. The project will be financed by a loan from the Asian Development Bank, and the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), which has been established by the Japanese Ministry of Environment at the Asian Development Bank. We will construct a solar power generation system with a capacity of 5MW, a battery energy storage system with a capacity of 3.6MWh, and an energy management system in Uliastai, Zavkhan Province, Mongolia by the spring of 2022.

By installing a solar power generation system equipped with an advanced battery energy storage system (BESS) and energy management system (EMS), it will be possible to use electricity derived from solar power generation day and night, thereby contributing to the improvement of energy security and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in Mongolia.

The awarding of this project is the result of the recognition of the JGC Group’s experience in the construction of solar power generation facilities and its ability to propose energy management solutions, the environmental resistance of NGK’s sodium sulfur batteries, and the construction performance of the local partner, MCS International. More renewable energy projects, including energy storage systems, are planned for Mongolia in the future, and JGC will promote further expansion of orders and contribute to the construction of clean social infrastructure in Mongolia and the Asian region.

As social momentum for the greening of the electric power industry accelerates, the JGC Group is working on the practical application of integration technologies for battery energy storage systems (BESS) and energy management systems (EMS), which will become indispensable as the introduction of renewable energies expands. We will continue to realize advanced power transmission infrastructure that is both economically rational and socially significant by proposing optimal energy management solutions that include not only power generation but also power storage and transmission.

Source: JGC Holdings Corporation

Saipem awarded a contract by Eni for the construction of 3 photovoltaic plants in Italy

Saipem has signed a contract with Eni for the construction of 3 onshore photovoltaic plants at the sites of Trecate in the province of Novara, and Marghera, located in the municipality of Venice.

Saipem will be responsible for the engineering, supply and “turnkey” construction of 3 small solar photovoltaic electricity generation plants as well as for the operational management and maintenance services in the subsequent 2 years. 
In particular, the following will be installed: a plant called PV Trecate, with a total output of 4.1 MWp to be built at the San Martino industrial hub in the municipality of Trecate and 2 plants called PV Marghera Lot 12 and Lot 15, with a total output of 3.1 MWp and 2.7 MWp respectively to be built at the Porto Marghera industrial hub.

The project assigned to Saipem contributes to the “Eni Progetto Italia” initiative which envisages projects mainly in the photovoltaic sector that enhance the industrial areas nearby Eni sites.

Source: Saipem

Petrofac secures Iraq contract extension

Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division (‘EPS’) has secured a one-year contract extension worth around US$80 million with a key client in Iraq.

The award is recognition of Petrofac’s successful eight-year track record of safe delivery as the incumbent operations and maintenance service provider. The facility which Petrofac will continue to manage, is one of the largest in the Gulf and handles around 55% of Iraq’s crude oil exports.

Petrofac has been providing services in Iraq since 2010, helping clients to unlock value from their onshore and offshore operations. The company has been involved in a range of greenfield and brownfield projects in the country worth more than US$1 billion, with on-going skills and competency development of the local workforce a key priority.

Source: Petrofac

TechnipFMC Enters Partnership with Magnora to Develop Floating Offshore Wind Projects

TechnipFMC announced it has entered into an agreement with Magnora ASA (Magnora) to jointly pursue floating offshore wind project development opportunities under the name Magnora Offshore Wind.

Magnora holds a strategic position within the renewable energy sector as an owner in offshore wind, onshore wind, and solar development projects and is a key enabler in solar energy technologies.

When combined with TechnipFMC’s unique technologies, experience delivering integrated EPCI (iEPCI™) projects and its novel Deep Purple™ initiative to integrate wind and wave energy with offshore green hydrogen storage, this partnership will enable Magnora Offshore Wind to realize significant opportunities in the growing offshore floating wind market.

Magnora Offshore Wind has already commenced operations and started work on an application for the first round of seabed leasing through the Scottish government’s ScotWind Leasing program. In addition, Magnora Offshore Wind will participate in the first offshore wind application round in Norway, which opens in 2021, and will also consider entering new markets in the coming months.

Jonathan Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “Magnora and TechnipFMC bring together decades of combined knowledge regarding the development of profitable offshore energy projects. This partnership reflects TechnipFMC’s ambition to capture a significant position in the renewable offshore energy market. We are delighted to support Magnora Offshore Wind by providing our expertise and know-how in bringing innovative offshore energy solutions to the market.”

Torstein Sanness, Executive Chairman of Magnora, says: “In Magnora you find some of the world’s leading experts within wind development. Coupled with TechnipFMC’s project management competence and extensive service and technology portfolio, we believe we can provide a market-leading floating offshore wind offering. TechnipFMC’s ‘Deep Purple’ initiative, which utilizes offshore wind to produce hydrogen for offshore assets, is another exciting avenue we will be jointly looking to explore.”

Source: TechnipFMC

ACCIONA partners with Korea Zinc to build MacIntyre Wind Farm in Australia

ACCIONA and international metals group Korea Zinc Co. have reached an agreement to jointly develop the MacIntyre Wind Farm in Queensland (923MW), one of the largest renewable energy projects in Australia, and the largest energy project in ACCIONA’s portfolio.

Under the agreement Ark Energy, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Co., will take a 30% stake in MacIntyre Wind Farm, with ACCIONA retaining 70%. ACCIONA will remain responsible for managing the project through its development, construction, operations and maintenance stages.

ACCIONA has secured a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanCo, Queensland’s newest public electricity company, which will acquire the annual production from 400MW of ACCIONA’s facilities for ten years. MacIntyre Wind Farm will also power Sun Metals Corporation, a Korea Zinc Co. subsidiary in Australia, helping the metals group meet its target of obtaining 100% of its energy from renewables by 2040.

José Manuel Entrecanales, ACCIONA Chairman and CEO, said: “Having Korean Zinc as a partner in this landmark project is a privilege and marks a milestone in MacIntyre’s development. Our companies share a common goal to pioneer clean energy and this partnership is the perfect example of how two companies from different sectors can work together to deliver flagship renewables infrastructure”.

Yun B. Choi, Korea Zinc Co. CEO, said: “We are very pleased to have established a long-term relationship to carry out this exciting project, unique in its size, which represents a major step forward for our respective businesses. Our participation in the MacIntyre project reflects our commitment to renewable energy in Australia”.

In addition to the MacIntyre Wind Farm, ACCIONA will build the Karara Wind Farm (103MW), owned by CleanCo. The wind farms are adjacent to each other. Together, MacIntyre and Karara complex will generate clean electricity to supply nearly 700,000 homes and avoid the emission of around 3 million tonnes of CO2 each year.

STRONG INVESTMENT 

The two projects will jointly mobilise investments of around AU$2 billion (€1.3 billion) and will be key to the State of Queensland’s goal of achieving a 50% share of renewable energy in its electricity consumption by 2030. Construction of the wind farm complex is scheduled to begin in the second half of this year.

The two projects will generate up to 400 jobs during throughout their useful lives and provide an important economic boost to the local community, with local investment exceeding AU$500 million (€325 million).

The wind farms will install 180 Nordex Delta 4000 turbines of 5,7MW, the latest generation of turbines by the German manufacturer.

Construction is slated to start in the second half of this year, with the lion’s share of investment in 2022 and 2023. The wind farm complex will start operating in stages to ensure connection to the grid with full technical guarantees for the state electricity system. The complex will be fully operational by 2024.

Source: Acciona

North Star to expand workforce after bagging £270m offshore wind contract

The Dogger Bank A and B phases of the Dogger Bank wind farm have awarded UK-based North Star Renewables contracts for delivering three service operation vessels (SOVs) for the operation of these phases. The total value of the contracts including options is estimated at about GBP 270 million.

The three SOVs will incorporate the latest technology, including a hybrid battery solution and power-to-shore to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Technicians servicing the turbines will spend two weeks on board the high-tech vessels, more than 130 km off the North East coast of England, ensuring the wind farm phases are safely and efficiently maintained to provide optimum wind turbine availability.

SSE Renewables is the operator during the construction phase of the wind farm and Equinor will be the operator during the operations and maintenance phase. Around 200 people will be needed to operate the wind farm, based either offshore or at a new base to be constructed at the Port of Tyne.

Dogger Bank will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world when complete in 2026, and is being built in three equal phases of 1.2 GW; Dogger Bank A, B and C.

North Star will deliver one SOV to be used for scheduled maintenance at Dogger Bank A and B. The vessel is due to be delivered in January 2024 and will also serve Dogger Bank C when this phase of the wind farm is operational.

A further two SOVs will be delivered by North Star to be used for corrective maintenance, at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B. Delivery of these vessels is scheduled for July 2023 and July 2024 respectively.

A further contract for an SOV to be used for corrective maintenance at Dogger Bank C will be tendered at a later stage.

Each vessel will have dynamic positioning (DP2) capability, with walk-to-work gangways for safe transfer of personnel and equipment to and from the turbines. Using these gangways means that technicians will be able to transfer safely in wave heights above 3 meters, increasing the productive time on turbines and optimising wind farm availability.

All three contracts will run for a fixed period of 10 years and include three one-year options.

Onshore construction for Dogger Bank A and B began in January 2020 and remains on track despite challenges presented by Covid-19. Offshore installation will begin from 2022, with the first power from Dogger Bank A expected in the same year.

 “While work continues to ramp up on the construction of the wind farm, these state-of-the-art hybrid vessels will play a critical future role in ensuring the safe and efficient maintenance of the development when it reaches the operational phase. It’s an important milestone for the project and provides some insight into what life will be like working on the world’s largest offshore wind farm whilst living on board these technologically advanced SOVs,” says Steve Wilson, Dogger Bank Wind Farm project director.

Dogger Bank A and B are a joint venture between Equinor (40%), SSE Renewables (40%) and Eni (20%). These phases reached Financial Close in November 2020, securing the largest ever project financing in offshore wind.

The third phase, Dogger Bank C, is being developed on a different timescale and is owned by Equinor (50%) and SSE Renewables (50%). Financial Close is expected in late 2021.

Source: Equinor

L&T Construction Awarded Contracts for its Various Businesses

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from its prestigious client for two businesses.

Water & Effluent Treatment Business:

The Water & Effluent Treatment Business of L&T Construction has secured EPC orders from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Odisha to execute individual Rural Water Supply Projects in the Kendrapada & Khorda Districts of Odisha.

The scope of work includes design & construction of Intake structures, 4 Water Treatment Plants of a cumulative capacity of 105 MLD, supplying and laying transmission and distribution pipelines, overhead service reservoirs, a booster pumping station, house service connections and associated electromechanical & instrumentation works including measuring the input & output of the quantity and quality of water at each level.

The projects will provide drinking water to 12.28 Lakh people across 780 villages in Kendrapada & Khorda Districts of Odisha. The business is already executing several other rural water supply projects for the same client. The business has also secured a repeat order from the Water Resources Department of Odisha to construct an intake structure and pressure main along the right bank of Bargarh Main Canal of the Gangadhar Mehar Lift Irrigation Project in Bijepur, Odisha on EPC-TurnKey basis. The scope includes design & construction of an intake structure, pump house, pressure main of length 34 Km and associated electromechanical & instrumentation works.

Building & Factories Business:

The factories arm of Buildings & Factories Business has secured an order from a leading Cement Manufacturer in India to construct a 10000 TPD Integrated Cement Plant in Pali, Rajasthan. The scope involves Civil, Mechanical and Equipment Installation works.

Source: L&T Press Release

Total to develop Singapore into a major LNG hub for Asia

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has awarded a third Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supplier license to Total’s subsidiary in charge of worldwide bunkering activities, Total Marine Fuels Private Limited, for a five-year term starting January 1st, 2022.

This achievement follows a 10-year agreement signed by Total back in 2019, to develop an LNG bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore. It reaffirms the Company’s commitment to contribute to the country’s ambition in becoming a key LNG bunkering hub for Asia. It also underscores Total’s confidence in the role of natural gas for the global maritime industry’s energy transition and in its potential to further reduce carbon emissions from ships, through the development and future introduction of carbon-neutral bioLNG. 

“We are proud to be awarded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore the licence to supply LNG. Singapore, as the world’s largest conventional bunkering hub with a market share of 20 percent, is well positioned to become a major hub for LNG as a marine fuel,” underlined Alexis Vovk, President, Marketing & Services at Total. “Asia’s demand for LNG bunkering is growing and the contribution of Singapore is of essence for the development of a global LNG bunkering market. Moving forward, Total will continue to step up investments to bring greater value of our integrated natural gas supply chain to customers serving this important region, ultimately contributing to our target of serving more than 10% of the global LNG bunker market.”

Total has actively invested in LNG infrastructure, critical to support its shipping customers’ uptake of LNG as a marine fuel. Since November 2020, Total has been operating the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, the “Gas Agility”, at the Port of Rotterdam. By 2022, the Company will launch another newly built LNG bunker vessel in Marseille (France), while serving the port of Singapore through a third one. As part of its strategy to reduce greenhouse gases emissions in maritime transportation, Total has in parallel chartered two VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers) and four Aframax-type vessels, all equipped with LNG propulsion, which will be delivered in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Total’s active efforts to develop LNG bunkering for maritime transport are in line with the Company’s climate ambition to get to net-zero emissions by 2050, together with society. Furthermore, it embodies Total’s broader marketing strategy towards the industries it serves, focusing on solutions to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy products used by its customers worldwide.

Source: Total

Hyundai E&C wins $143.8 million order from Peru

Hyundai Engineering & Construction has ordered the construction of the site of Chinchero New Airport for the first time since its inception in Peru, preempting favorable high points in the future infrastructure market, and also in Saudi, a traditional order garden, to order the Rapha 380kV toilet building.


The project was ordered by peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications for approximately 158.2 billion won ($143.8 million), which consisted of local construction companies HV Constratista and J/V (55% Hyundai E&C, approximately 87.5 billion won) to succeed in the first order after the opening of a local branch.

Source: Hyundai E&C

Eni closes agreement for Damietta liquefied natural gas plant in Egypt

 Eni announced that it has closed the agreement signed last December with the Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE), the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and the Spanish company Naturgy that will restart the Damietta liquefaction plant in Egypt, settle Union Fenosa Gas and SEGAS’s outstanding disputes with EGAS and ARE, and effect a corporate restructuring of Union Fenosa Gas, whose assets have been divided between Eni and Naturgy, as well as of SEGAS which will now be owned 50 percent by Eni, 40 percent by EGAS and 10 percent by EGPC.

The liquefaction plant, owned by SEGAS, with a capacity of 7.56 billion cubic meters per year, which has been idle since November 2012, has resumed production. The first LNG cargo was carried out on February 22, followed by a second cargo on March 4, while a third, which is being loaded at the facility, will be sold directly by Eni to its customers in Europe.

The purchase of Egyptian LNG consolidates Eni’s integrated development strategy by increasing the volumes and flexibility of its portfolio, in synergy with its upstream assets.

Through this agreement, the company strengthens its presence in the East Mediterranean, a key region for the supply of natural gas, which is a fundamental resource for the energy transition, of which Egypt is the main producer in the area.

As for Union Fenosa Gas’ activities outside Egypt, Eni will take over the natural gas marketing activities in Spain, strengthening its presence in the European gas market.

The agreement comes at an important time when, thanks in part to the rapid entry into production of Eni’s recent natural gas discoveries, especially from the Zohr and Nooros fields, Egypt has regained full capacity to meet domestic gas demand and can allocate excess production for export through LNG facilities.

Source: ENI

SAPURA ENERGY ANNOUNCES RM1.85 BILLION CONTRACT WINS, INCLUDING SAUDI ARAMCO CRPO 59

Sapura Energy Berhad (Sapura Energy), a leading global integrated oil and gas services and solutions provider, announced recent contract wins in its Engineering and Construction (E&C) and Drilling divisions, with a combined value of approximately RM1.85 billion.

The awards include the Purchase Order 59 (CRPO 59) contract from the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), issued under a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) signed with the oil and gas producer.

CRPO 59 was awarded to Sapura Fabrication Sdn. Bhd. and Sapura Saudi Arabia Company, involving projects in the Zuluf, Ribyan and Abu Safah oil fields, offshore Saudi Arabia.

Its scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation & installation and pre-commissioning of jackets for three new wellhead platforms at the three oil fields, expected to be completed by the first quarter of calendar year 2022.

Source: Sapura Energy

Maire Tecnimont strenghtens its petrochemical business in India with an EPCC contract for an overall value of about USD 255 million

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont SpA, through its Indian entity Tecnimont Private Limited, has been awarded an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) Lump Sum contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), for the implementation of new Acrylic Acid and Butyl Acrylate Units, for the production of relevant high added value products for the chemical market. The units will be located in Dumad, near Vadodara, in the Gujarat state, in India.
The overall value of the contract is about USD  255 million. The project scope entails Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning activities up to the Performance Guarantees Test Run. Once completed, the new Acrylic Acid Unit will have a capacity of 90,000 tons per year, while the new Butyl Acrylate Unit will have a capacity of 150,000 tons per year. The time schedule is 26 months for Mechanical Completion.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “After the recent announcement of the MoU with IOCL to support the industrialization of green chemistry and circular economy in India, we consolidate a strategic relationship with such a prominent client also in the petrochemical business. Our technology-driven strategy enabled us once again to seize opportunities in a market with a very promising downstream investment cycle, thanks to the growing demand for petrochemical products. Finally, in sync with the strategic vision of the Government of India aimed at maximizing the “In Country Value”, our Indian entity will execute the job as a single point of responsibility, confirming its strong capabilities in managing big complex projects”.    

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, heads an industrial group which leads the global natural resource processing industry (downstream oil & gas plant engineering, with technological and executive expertise). Its subsidiary NextChem operates in the field of green chemicals and technologies in support of the energy transition. The Maire Tecnimont Group operates in 45 countries, through 50 companies and about 9,100 people. For further information: www.mairetecnimont.com.

Source: Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.

Maersk Drilling secures one-well contract extension for drillship Maersk Viking

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd. (BSP) has exercised the option to add exploration drilling of one deepwater well to the work scope of the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking. The contract extension has an estimated duration of 35 days, with work expected to commence in May 2021 in direct continuation of the rig’s previously agreed work scope. The contract value of the extension is approximately USD 7.1m, including additional services provided.

Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2013. It is currently preparing for the drilling campaign for BSP, which is expected to commence in March 2021, after having been warm-stacked in Johor, Malaysia.

Source: Maersk Drilling

petrofac australia

Petrofac to support Australia’s largest commercial-scale green hydrogen project

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has been awarded its first ever green hydrogen Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the landmark Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project, which will become Australia’s largest commercial-scale green hydrogen complex.

The contract represents a significant strategic step in Petrofac’s continued expansion into new and renewable energy and quickly follows its recently announced award and partnerships to support Carbon Capture Storage and hydrogen projects in the UK and abroad. Last month the company pledged its commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2030, with its EPS business expected to achieve Net Zero by 2025.

Awarded by Infinite Blue Energy Group (IBE), Petrofac’s scope of work includes reviewing the conceptual work carried out on the project to date and the execution of the FEED study. The scope will be undertaken by Petrofac’s teams in Perth, Western Australia and Woking, England.

As part of the main study, Petrofac will build a robust Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) design, cost and schedule estimation to support final investment decision.

Located in Western Australia, the Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project is expected to commence production by the end of 2022 and will generate 25 tonnes of green hydrogen per day from the zero carbon energy sources of water, solar and wind. The project is expected to drive significant growth in regional jobs, energy security and a considerable reduction in Western Australia’s carbon emissions. Petrofac is working diligently to anticipate an early production target for IBE.

Commenting, Petrofac Engineering & Production Services’ Chief Operating Officer, and global Corporate Development Officer*, John Pearson, said: “Infinite Blue Energy has committed to become a true Carbon Zero commercial green hydrogen producer, the first of its kind in Australia.

Source: Petrofac