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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Wood Plc

Worley has been awarded a services contract for the first two carbon capture units at Drax’s power station in North Yorkshire, UK.

The two carbon capture units are expected to capture around eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, strengthening Drax’s purpose to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. The carbon capture units will be integrated into two of the four existing biomass power generating units, which have a total capacity of 2,580 MW.

The carbon capture units will incorporate Drax’s negative-emissions technology, known as Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). BECCS combines renewable electricity generated from biomass and carbon capture storage to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere permanently. BECCS has been successfully piloted by Drax.

Under the contract, we’ll provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the project. The services will be executed by our team in the UK.

Upon final investment decision and selection by the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for the project to progress, we expect to negotiate the subsequent detailed engineering and build phases of the project with Drax.

This services contract follows the pre-FEED phase of the project, which we recently completed.

This strategic partnership with Drax demonstrates how we’re supporting our customers to adapt and decarbonize existing assets.

“As a global professional services company headquartered in Australia, we are pleased that Drax has engaged Worley in this important carbon capture project. Our partnership with Drax is one of the ways we’re helping our customers adapt existing assets and decarbonize industrial clusters, while also supporting our strategic focus on sustainability and delivering a more sustainable world,” said Chris Ashton, Chief Executive Officer of Worley.

Source: Worley

G2 Net-Zero Awards McDermott FEED Contract for a Zero Emissions NET Power Plant

G2 Net-Zero CEO Angele Davis announced the award of a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the development of its net-zero power generation plant in Southwest Louisiana to McDermott International.

“We executed an intensive and exhaustive search to find the right provider and all roads led to McDermott,” said Davis. “Their proven project execution model, unparalleled expertise, industry-leading safety record and technical standards will help propel G2 toward profitable on-schedule production of our much-anticipated net-zero emission products. The world is telling us they want and need our products today—not 20 years from now—and we’ve promised to deliver. McDermott has a long record of providing exactly the skills, experience and innovation necessary to bring G2’s vision to market.”

G2 Net-Zero, a venture of Chas Roemer Innovations, is a Louisiana-based company that will use breakthrough technology developed by NET Power to provide emission-free electricity, liquefied natural gas and industrial by-products like blue ammonia, argon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen to a world hungry for clean energy solutions.

“We welcome the opportunity to progress towards a carbon-neutral future driven by clean, sustainable and affordable energy with G2,” said Samik Mukherjee, McDermott Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This award is another example of our integrated approach, strategic resources and expertise with breakthrough technology to advance the energy transition and quickly deliver carbon-neutral products.”

McDermott is a leading fully-integrated provider of technology and infrastructure to the global energy industry with more than 100 years of offshore and onshore experience in engineering, fabrication and construction capabilities that extend across the upstream and downstream energy value chain. Work will begin January 2022 and is expected to be completed in nine months.

“We are pleased to see G2 Net-Zero engaging the services of the much-respected McDermott to execute the project’s FEED. McDermott’s long history of tailored, fine-tuned project management assures G2’s ability to expediently deploy our NET Power technology and get their suite of net-zero products swiftly out into a world eagerly waiting for clean energy options,” said Ron DeGregorio, NET Power CEO.

Davis continued, “All three of our organizations are dedicated to applying their strategic talents, their industry expertise and American ingenuity in advancement of the energy evolution.  We’re excited to be working with companies headed by leadership who understand and support G2’s vision.”

Source: McDermott

Technip Energies and GE Gas Power Awarded FEED Study for Teesside Power, Carbon Capture and Compression Project in the UK

Technip Energies, leader of a consortium with GE Gas Power, has been selected by bp, on behalf of its partners, to perform a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Net Zero Teesside (NZT) Power project and the Northern Endurance Partnership’s (NEP) carbon compression infrastructure in Teesside, UK.

Located in the UK’s Teesside region, the Net Zero Teesside project comprises industrial, power and hydrogen businesses which aim to decarbonize their operations and become UK’s first decarbonized cluster.

This FEED study covers design and technical solutions development for NZT Power’s proposed 860MW power station and carbon capture facility. The Technip Energies and GE Gas Power consortium will use Shell Cansolv CO2 capture technology with a planned capture capacity of 2 mtpa(1) and will be supported by Balfour Beatty for the construction. The scope also includes NEP’s planned 4 mpta Teesside high pressure CO2 compression and export facilities.

The companies will work together to develop a detailed plan for integrating amine-based carbon capture technologies at scale with a highly efficient natural gas combined cycle plant, powered by an advanced GE 9HA.02 gas turbine. This FEED study – a detailed blueprint and operating business guide – will explore gas and steam turbine equipment enhancements to improve the capture process whilst seeking to minimize the impact to plant output and performance and preserve the value that a gas turbine brings to the grid.

Net Zero Teesside Power will be one of the world’s first commercial scale gas fired power station with carbon capture and will share the CO2 transportation and storage infrastructure being developed by the Northern Endurance Partnership.

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, commented: “We are honoured to have been selected, along with GE Gas Power, our consortium partner, to work on Net-Zero Teesside Power, a flagship carbon capture project in the UK energy sector. Led by Technip Energies, the consortium will be supported by Shell Catalysts & Technologies, provider of the licensed Cansolv CO2 capture technology and Balfour Beatty, our UK construction partner. Our capabilities in carbon capture projects and technology integration, combined with GE Gas Power’s expertise in natural gas combined cycle plant engineering, operability, and plant integration, will support bp’s goal of developing one of the first decarbonised industrial clusters in the world. This project perfectly illustrates that cross-industries collaboration is central to reaching net-zero targets.”

Martin O’Neill, VP Strategy at GE Gas Power, added: “GE views FEED studies for CCUS projects as a crucial first step in gas plants’ journey towards decarbonisation and we are looking forward to collaborating with bp on such an important effort: capturing and reducing carbon emissions at scale in the UK. GE continues to advance our gas power technologies toward zero-carbon power generation, and part of this evolution includes building upon our experience in the carbon capture space to support carbon abatement for the combined cycle power plants of the future. Through the collaboration with Technip Energies, we’ll develop a roadmap aimed at supporting bp’s goal of developing one of the first decarbonised industrial clusters in the world.”

Stephen Tarr, Chief Executive Officer of Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects and Highways business, said: “Today represents a significant milestone in the decarbonisation of the UK. One that further demonstrates how, together, we are harnessing the spirit of collaboration to help shape the ambitions that will help us tackle the climate change challenge. Whilst there is inevitably still more to be done, alongside the consortium partners, we are forging a path towards the sustainable infrastructure of the future; putting our foot to the pedal as we work to build back smarter, greener and faster.”

(1) mtpa : million tons per annum

Source: Technip Energies

Wood awarded consenting and FEED contracts for the UK’s first hydrogen distribution pipeline infrastructure

Wood has been awarded the consenting and environmental assessment and front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts for Cadent’s HyNet North West, an innovative project that aims to unlock a lower carbon economy for the North West of England and North Wales.

The industry-leading HyNet North West project has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions by 10 million tonnes a year by 2030 – the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off the road.

From 2025, the project will produce, store, and distribute hydrogen, as well as capture and store carbon from industry in the North West of England and North Wales. It will use state-of-the-art technology to build new energy infrastructure whilst also upgrading and reusing existing infrastructure currently involved in fossil fuel production.

As part of the scope of work, a multidisciplinary Wood team will lead the design, consenting and consultation of a new 85km hydrogen pipeline and above-ground installations.

Wood will also provide land rights consultation and engagement services to support the application for consent. System modelling and design will benefit from the company’s specialised and field proven H2 modelling technology Virtuoso.

Josh Carmichael, Vice President of Hydrogen at Wood, said: “We are delighted to be working with Cadent on HyNet North West. Together with our clients, we’re driving hydrogen production and distribution at pace and at an industrial scale as one of the mission-critical pathways to a more sustainable future. Industries and clusters will be key to catalysing the hydrogen industry in the UK, and we are excited to be a part of this leading project.

“This first-of-its-kind project will help meet the challenge of reducing CO₂ emissions from industry, providing fuel for our transport as well as heating for our homes and businesses, and could really put the region at the forefront of the UK’s drive to reaching net-zero by 2050.”

As a leader in hydrogen production technology, Wood has been supplying hydrogen production units globally for more than 60 years. With experience in carbon capture and storage, renewable power and pipelines for distribution, the company is well positioned to support the opportunities of a clean hydrogen energy system.

Source: Woodplc

Aibel has been awarded a FEED contract by Equinor, on behalf of operator Gassco and owner Gassled, for the Kårstø Electrification Project (KELP)

A partial electrification of the Kårstø plant is planned, and Aibel will carry out a pre-project including detail planning of a comprehensive redevelopment and electrification of parts of the plant. The planned work includes construction of a new substation and replacement of gas-powered compressors.

The estimated value of the FEED contract is approx. NOK 130 million and will have an average staffing of around 85 employees. Project management and engineering will be carried out at Aibel’s offices in Haugesund. The pre-project has immediate start-up and is due to be completed in September 2022.

The contract also includes two options, where one comprises a EPCI turnkey delivery of the complete implementation scope. This is scheduled to be decided at the turn of the year 2022/23, and if the option is exercised, this may result in a contract of major size* for Aibel. The implementation of the project will at its peak employ about 600 people.

“This award confirms Aibel’s leading position within electrification of Norwegian offshore and onshore oil and gas infrastructure. We are proud to contribute to reducing future emissions in line with industry ambitions,” says President and CEO Mads Andersen.

Source: Aibel

Wood has secured two Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contracts to support Beach Energy’s Trefoil field development

Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, has secured two Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contracts to support Beach Energy’s Trefoil field development opportunity in the Bass Basin.

The potential Trefoil Project is a subsea development at the Trefoil field, with a tie-back to the Yolla Platform.  Wood will provide FEED services for both the platform topside modifications, and the subsea and pipeline system that would maximise recovery and extend the lifecycle of the assets.

Ralph Ellis, President of Wood’s Operations business in Australia, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Beach Energy to deliver this strategic development.  The contract wins demonstrate our strength in engineering and design as well as our detailed understanding of complex offshore brownfields projects and decades of experience in Australia including the Bass Basin and Otway development specifically.”

Enda O’Sullivan, Vice President of Consulting at Wood, said: “We are proud to support Beach Energy with a robust technical solution that could extend the life of their assets and help meet the needs of the local gas market.”

The Trefoil gas field is located 38 km east of the Yolla Platform. The development of the Trefoil resources through the existing Yolla Platform would extend the asset life by approximately 10 years, increase recovery from the Yolla field and defer abandonment of the Yolla Platform and Lang Lang Gas Plant.

Source: Woodplc

Qatargas Awards Offshore Engineering Contract to McDermott

McDermott International, Ltd announced it has been awarded a contract from Qatargas to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for Qatar Petroleum’s North Field South (NFS) project.

“For more than 30 years, McDermott has executed projects in Qatar’s North Field, and we will leverage our experience and local resources to successfully deliver this project,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “As oil and gas field development continues in the region, we are poised to build on this initial work to further support Qatargas as they progress the subsequent phases of the NFS project.”

The contract scope includes the replication of five offshore wellhead platforms. The FEED contract will be executed from McDermott’s Doha office and work will begin immediately.

Source: www.mcdermott-investors.com

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McDermott Awarded Sizeable Offshore Engineering Contract in the Middle East

McDermott International, Inc. announced it has been awarded a sizeable* contract from a Middle East customer to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for offshore riser platform topsides.

The scope includes the design of two offshore riser platforms, as well as associated brownfield integration modifications to existing facilities, which include the decommissioning of existing assets. The FEED contract will be fully executed from McDermott’s Middle East offices. Work on the project will begin immediately, and the contract award will be reflected in McDermott’s second-quarter 2020 backlog.

* – McDermott defines a sizeable contract as between USD $1 million and USD $50 million .

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KBR Awarded Condensate Refineries Project Contract for Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

KBR announced that it has been awarded the Project Management Consultancy Services contract by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for front-end engineering design (FEED) definition at the NNPC headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR, as co-consultant with the National Engineering and Technical Company Ltd (NETCO) will provide technical consultancy services for four greenfield refineries in the ANOH and Western Forcados area.

This work is expected to be performed over a six-month period with KBR providing strategic advisory consulting on elimination of condensate from oil export streams which will reduce dependency and expense of imported refined products.   The work will be conducted from KBR’s Leatherhead office in the U.K. with support from the Middle East and Houston.

The main objective of the project is upgrading gas condensate to valuable refined fuel products. This reduces the country’s dependence on costly imported fuels and is well aligned with KBR’s gas monetization and asset optimization strategies. Together, these strategies provide a valuable, sustainable solution to Nigeria in matters of fuel security, economic development and regional capacity building. 

“We are delighted to be part of this strategic project supporting a prestigious partner to deliver the transition to an increasingly sustainable energy solution for Nigeria,” said Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, Energy Solutions – Services.   “The work will be undertaken by KBR’s consulting team, where our strategic master-planning capability resides to help customers improve their sustainability, energy efficiency and maximize asset performance.”  

KBR is leading the industry to meet the world’s ever-growing energy and chemical demands.  From an expanding portfolio of greener, cleaner solutions to its comprehensive feasibility study solutions, KBR is supporting the world’s transition to a clean energy future. 

Source: www.kbr.com