Alfa Laval Introduces EPC 60 Retrofit
Alfa Laval introduced the EPC 60 Retrofit, a new upgrade kit intended to enhance older control systems of previous generations of Alfa Laval centrifugal separators with the modern EPC 60 control unit. The retrofit kit provides a viable alternative for owners of 30-year-old Alfa Laval centrifuges to modernize the entire separation system with a marine-approved PLC system with modular I/O cards. Upgrading an aging control system delivers significant financial gains in the form of improved system reliability, a secure spare parts supply and more uptime.
New Appointments Bolster EPC ’s North Sea Capabilities
Specialist project management company EPC Offshore has announced the appointment of new managers to work on two of the North Sea’s biggest developments, as the company continues to increase growth in 2012. Project manager Euan Sellar will focus on the final phases of the Rochelle field development for Endeavour Energy in the Central North Sea. Aberdeen-based EPC has provided project management services for the pre-sanction and execution phases of this large subsea project, which is entering the construction phase this year. With more than 18 years technical experience in the oil and gas industry, Sellar has worked within the engineering…
Costain Completes EPC Offshore Acquisition
Aberdeen-based specialist oil and gas project management services company EPC Offshore has been acquired by Costain, a U.K. Tier One engineering solutions providers. The deal marks the launch of Costain Upstream, a new divisional operation combining EPC Offshore’s capabilities with ClerkMaxwell, the oil and gas engineering and support services provider which was acquired by Costain in 2011. Costain Upstream, which will comprise a resource pool of over 350 people and provide services across the life-cycle of upstream offshore oil and gas assets, will deliver engineering, capital projects and asset support services across four principal service lines: field development, subsea facilities, topside facilities and floating systems.
SK E&C Awarded Contract for Magnolia LNG
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited informs that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia LNG LLC (MLNG) has agreed to an EPC contract with SK E&C USA (EPC Contract) in relation to the Company’s Magnolia LNG Project. The Contract covers the initial 4 mtpa LNG installation, comprising two LNG trains, each with a LNG design capacity of 2 mtpa, two 160,000m3 storage tanks, a jetty and ship loading facility and related infrastructure, and all required approvals and licenses for the full 8 mtpa project. An additional two x 2 mtpa trains (Trains 3 & 4) are planned to follow the initial 4 mtpa installation.
Kværner Wins GBS Offshore Newfoundland Contract
Kvaerner Contractors to provide engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) services for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS). ExxonMobil Canada Properties has released the option for Kvaerner's joint venture company Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors to provide the full scope of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS). The contract value for Kvaerner's share of the full EPC contract is approximately USD 1.5 billion and includes work conducted to date on the Hebron project.
EPC Offshore Signs Deal with Total on Edradour
Aberdeen-based project management and development engineering specialist EPC Offshore has signed an agreement with Total E&P UK Ltd. (TEP UK) to provide support services at its natural gas and condensate discovery in the Atlantic. Edradour, located in Block 206/4 of the U.K. Continental Shelf, is expected to start pumping in 2016, will be linked to the $3.3 billion Laggan/Tormore development west of the Shetland Islands. EPC Offshore will provide project management services for the development as part of a six month contract worth in excess of £260,000.
Kvaerner Wins EPC Contract for Hebron GBS Project
ExxonMobil Canada Properties has released the option for Kvaerner's joint venture company Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors to provide the full scope of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS). The contract value for Kvaerner's share of the full EPC contract is approximately $1.5 billion and includes work conducted to date on the Hebron project. The authorization to proceed with the full EPC contract follows the substantial completion of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and site preparation contract awarded November 9…
Contractor Selection for Goliat FPSO Still Open
The operator of the Goliat field in the Barents Sea, Eni, announced the selection of concept for the Goliat FPSO. “We respect that Eni has chosen a different concept than the one we presented in our offer. We are satisfied that Eni today commented that they have not awarded the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the project, which the tender originally implied. The choice of contractor remains open, which means that we can still win the job to build the FPSO," said Jannik Lindbaek jr, SVP for corporate communications at Aker Solutions. Eni will open a new tendering process. The competition will then be for the EPC-contract on the building of the Goliat FPSO, based on the concept selected.
Statoil Inks Subsea pacts with Duo
Statoil Petroleum AS has signed Master Service Agreements with Aker Solutions ASA and OneSubsea Processing AS. The agreements signed form the basis for potential new EPC contracts (engineering, procurement and construction) for subsea equipment in the medium term future. An EPC option agreement for subsea production system (SPS) has also been signed with OneSubsea, including framework agreements for subsea operations services and subsea add-ons. Last year Statoil also signed a…
Petrofac Wins Oman LPG Project
Petrofac said it has signed a contract worth nearly $600 million with Salalah LPG SFZCO LLC (SLPG), wholly owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Facilities Development Company LLC (OOFDC), to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of its Salalah LPG extraction project in the southern part of Oman. Under the terms of the 36-month lump sum EPC contract, which will be triggered when SLPG issue to Petrofac the Notice To Proceed (NTP), Petrofac's scope of work will include construction of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) unit and associated facilities, including tie-ins to existing pipeline infrastructure, together with LPG storage and jetty facilities at the Port of Salalah.
Foster Wheeler to Upgrade ExxonMobil's Antwerp Refinery
Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA (“Esso”) for the Antwerp Northwest Europe Resid Upgrade Project – Revamp and Offsites facilities at the Esso Antwerp Refinery at Antwerp, Belgium. Foster Wheeler's contract value was not disclosed. A small initial release of work was included in the company’s first-quarter 2014 bookings. The full release of work was included in the company's second-quarter 2014 bookings.
Topaz Multi-Million EPC Contract by FRCL
Fujairah Refinery Company Ltd, jointly owned by Vitol Group and the Government of Fujairah, recently awarded a multi-million dollar EPC contract to the Topaz Energy and Marine subsidiary, Nico International. The contract award relates to the Oil Terminal 2 “Users’ Line” Connection Project in the Port of Fujairah. Part of the Topaz Engineering division, Nico was awarded the contract by FRCL in competition with several regional names. The project includes construction of pipelines…
Waller Marine Delivers Caissons to Venezuela
Waller Marine, Inc recently delivered two large steel caissons to clients in Venezuela to be used for closure of a basin that is under construction at the Tacoa floating power generation facility. The caissons, each having dimensions of 115-ft in length, 16-ft in width and standing 26 ft high will be installed at the entrance of the basin that will house the two 170 MW power barges constructed by Waller and now undergoing pre-commissioning activities at the site. The caissons will protect the power barges from wave and tidal action from the sea.
Topaz Awarded $100m EPC Contract
Topaz Engineering, a division of Topaz Energy and Marine has been awarded a $100m EPC contract for the Phase IV Oil Storage Terminal for client GPSChemoil in Fujairah, U.A.E. Through its subsidiary, Nico International Hydrospace, Topaz Engineering has won one of the major tank terminal repeat contracts in Fujairah for GPSChemoil, a partnership between Gulf Petrol Supplies LLC (GPS) and Chemoil. The 580,000 m³ terminal is one of the largest EPC tank terminal projects awarded to Topaz Engineering in the recent past in terms of project value and terminal size.
Dolphin Offshore, NaftoGaz Sign MoU
Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India) Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NaftoGaz, to work together on Engineering Procurement Installation and Commissioning (EPC) contracts related to the installation and commissioning of offshore platforms, pipelines, Single Point Mooring (SPM), etc. The scope of the MoU also includes revamp/ modification projects related to existing infrastructure as well. As per the terms of the MoU, Dolphin Offshore and NaftoGaz will jointly bid for engineering and construction (E&C) projects in India and the West Asia. Notwithstanding the above, existing relationships of Dolphin Offshore with Indian and other international EPC contractors shall remain unaffected.
EPC Offshore Wins Hurricane Field Contract
Project management contractor EPC Offshore has won a major contract to select the optimum concept for the development of Hurricane’s Lancaster Field, one of the most significant oil discoveries in the West of Shetlands in recent years. Hurricane has a 100 per cent holding in the field and has a CPR (competent person’s report) indicating 2C Contingent Resources of over 200 mmbbl of recoverable oil. The year-long contract, worth approximately £2 million, is one of the largest projects the Aberdeen-based contractor has secured to date.
Kvaerner & KBR Ally on Offshore Rig Topside Bids
Kvaerner ASA says it is to establish a joint venture with KBR Inc. to bid competitively on offshore platform topsides contracts for the Johan Sverdrup field development offshore Norway. The alliance combines Kvaerner's expertise and resources as a turn-key contractor for offshore platforms with KBR's competence as a leading international offshore oil and gas contractor. The Johan Sverdrup field is one of Norway's largest offshore oil and gas fields, and it is expected that the first development phase will include four offshore platforms for a new field center.
Consortium Launches LNG Project
The Peru LNG project, the largest industrial project ever to be undertaken in the history of Peru, officially launched today by awarding to Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CB&I) the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a natural gas liquefaction plant valued in excess of $1.5b. The Notice To Proceed authorization represents a commitment by the international project consortium (consisting of Hunt Oil Company of the United States, SK Corporation of Korea and Repsol YPF of Spain) to move forward with their direct investments to develop the Peru LNG gas export project. Hunt Oil Company will serve as operator of the project. Peru LNG is a key component in Peru's overall energy plan.
KBR Gets Australian FLNG Design Contract
KBR contracted for Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessel design by GDF SUEZ, which also pre-qualifies KBR to contend in delivery phase. GDF SUEZ Bonaparte Pty. Ltd. is the operator of the Bonaparte LNG project, offshore Darwin, Australia. This award is one of two contracts being let by GDF SUEZ as part of an initial concept definition design competition for the vessel. The award also pre-qualifies KBR as a contender for the EPC delivery phase of the project. The concept definition work is already underway in KBR’s London operations centre in Leatherhead, and is expected to last up to 12 months. KBR has developed an extensive global FLNG engineering capability in recent years, and draws on its experienced resource pool with capabilities in FPSO and onshore LNG EPC delivery.
MHI to Change Name of Group Company
Effective November 1 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will change the name of its group company in Singapore from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES) to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP). The name change comes in tandem with the addition of business development functions. As the business management hub in the Asia-Pacific region, MHI-AP will promote business development and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), targeting further expansion of global business operations.
Black & Veatch Gets IOC Contract
Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL) has awarded KSS Petron India, a Black & Veatch led consortium, a contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal at Ennore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Black & Veatch will lead the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning work on a turnkey basis. The LNG plant is scheduled to be completed by 2018. The work entails designing and building a facility to regasify five million tonnes per annum of tanker borne LNG received at the terminal.
Kvaerner Authorized for Next Stage Work on Canadian Drilling Project
Kværner ASA authorised for further work on Hebron Project in Newfoundland & Labrador Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors, the 50/50 joint venture between Peter Kiewit Infrastructure and Kvaerner, has been authorised by ExxonMobil Canada Properties (EMCP) to proceed with work on the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS) project in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The authorisation follows substantial completion of front end engineering and design services and awards the next phase, which includes detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) related services. Kvaerner estimates its share of this work to be approximately USD 125-150 million.
Rickmers-Linie Expands its China Coverage
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, is expanding its market coverage in China and is enhancing its sales and marketing activities into central China and in Southern China. According to Wolfgang Harms, Rickmers-Linie’s Chief Representative for Greater China, moving closer to the major industrial production facilities and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies will enhance the company’s ability to offer its clients tailor made, innovative and efficient transportation solutions from the factory up to the construction site.