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Tenders and Project news, 21 December 2018



Egypt - Alexandria: Supplying Steel Pipes for Maintenance of Facilities

Description: Supplying Steel Pipes for Maintenance of Facilities
Contact point: +20-034446790 - 034430123 - 034402833 - 034402103
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: January 10, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English, Arabic

India - Bilaspur: Magnet Valve

Description: Magnet Valve
Contact point: 07752-415203,
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: January 9, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English, Hindi

Iran - Abadan: Supply of Gate Valve, ect.

Description: Supply of Gate Valve, ect.
Contact point: +98-1-6312225174,
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:January 27, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English, Persian

Iraq - Basrah: Providing Pumps With Motors for Water Treatment

Description: Providing Pumps With Motors for Water Treatment
Contact point: +964-7802780915,
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: January 8, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English, Arabic

Kuwait - Ahmadi: Supply of Check Valves

Description: Supply of Check Valves
Contact point: +965-1-23989111,
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: January 21, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English, Arabic

Russia - Samara: Purchase of Cable Fittings

Description: Purchase of Cable Fittings
Contact point: 846 307-39-43,
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: January 14, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English, Russian

Turkey: Purchase of 6 Pipe Flexible Stainless Steel Pipe Reception

Description: Purchase of 6 Pipe Flexible Stainless Steel Pipe Reception
Contact point: +90-232-2322932000,
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: January 7, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English, Turkish

United States - Oklahoma: Actuator, Electro-Me

Description: Actuator, Electro-Me
Contact point:
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: Janurary 7, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English

United States - Pennsylvania: Actuator, Rotary, PNE

Description: Actuator, Rotary, PNE
Contact point:
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: January 18, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English

Vietnam - Quang Binh Province: Pumping Station and Warning Systems cso, cctv

Description: Pumping Station and Warning Systems cso, cctv
Contact point: +84- 203.3789.519,
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: January 10, 2019
Language in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English, Vietnamese

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Project News

Upstream oil & gas

Norway, Norne FPSO Operation Extended

Equinor, the Norwegian oil company, has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to extend the Norne FPSO operation and associated facilities.

The PSA has indicated that the consent extends the Norne floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) operation until December 31, 2036. The safety body added that the extension application covered the operation of the Norne FPSO, operation of associated facilities for Norne, Urd, and Skuld fields, well operations, maintenance and modifications and projects.

The consent has been granted based on Equinor's documentation of assessments. It concluded that the facility can continue to be operated prudently in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Equinor is the operator of the Norne field, which is in production license 128 in the Norwegian Sea, around 300 kilometers west of Sandnessjøen and 200 kilometers from the Helgeland coast.

Norne lies in a license which was awarded in 1986 and embraces blocks 6608/10 and 6608/11. Located 85 kilometers from Heidrun, this area has a water depth of 380 meters. Gas has been exported from Norne since February 2001. It is transported through the Norne Gas Export Pipeline and the Asgard transport trunkline via Karstø north of Stavanger to continental Europe.

Saudi Arabia, ADES International Contract Renewal

ADES International Holding Ltd, the oil and gas services provider, has secured an extension on its contract for the Admarine 657 offshore rig in Saudi Arabia.

The renewal adds an additional seven years to the contract and is expected to add up to US$150mln of backlog with the day rate broadly in line with the existing contract. The contract will begin after the previous one ends in the first quarter of 2019.

"We are delighted to have extended the contract for Admarine 657 with this important and valued customer," said chief executive Mohamed Farouk. "We now have a long-term contracted visibility, underlining our ability to consistently sustain our backlog due to our customer-centric approach that delivers a tailored service with superior quality and an impeccable safety record."

Trinidad and Tobago, BP Gets Sanction for Gas Projects

BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) have announced the sanction for two new gas developments offshore Trinidad; the Cassia Compression and Matapal projects.

The Cassia Compression project will enable BPTT to access and produce low pressure gas reserves from the currently-producing fields in the Greater Cassia Area, maximizing recovery from these existing resources. The project will involve the construction of a new platform, Cassia C. Gas production from the Greater Cassia Area will be routed to Cassia C for compression before being exported via the adjacent existing Cassia B platform. First gas from the facility is expected in the 3Q of 2021.

The Matapal project will develop the gas resources discovered by BPTT in 2017 with the Savannah exploration well. The project will be a three-well subsea tie-back to the existing Juniper platform. With production capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet of gas a day, first gas from Matapal is expected in 2022.

Both the Cassia Compression and Matapal projects represent continued investment and development of BPTT's acreage and will help ensure that BPTT continues to meet its supply commitments to both Trinidad's National Gas Company and Atlantic LNG. The final investment decision for this project was made possible with the conclusion of the first phase of negotiations with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, which included resolution of several commercial issues.

Downstream oil & gas

Saudi Arabia, Clariant and Saudi Kayan Explore Joint Venture

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Kayan, a Saudi joint stock company leading in the field of chemicals, polymers and specialty products.

As defined by the MoU, both parties have agreed to evaluate the formation of a joint venture with the aim of establishing a manufacturing facility for alkoxylates. This facility is planned to combine Clariant's alkoxylates production technology with Saudi Kayan's raw materials. The plant would therefore be based within Saudi Kayan's Petrochemical Company complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.

Alkoxylates are a downstream product of ethylene oxide and are used in a variety of specialty applications in Clariant's home care, personal care and industrial applications segments.

Saudi Kayan is an affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). SABIC is also Clariant's largest strategic anchor shareholder with a 24.99% stake. This MoU between Clariant and Saudi Kayan is a part of the further evaluation of additional collaborative businesses opportunities between Clariant and SABIC, as previously communicated by both parties.

Saudi Arabia, Murjan Al Sharq Marine Contracting Gets Damen Delivery

To complete an extensive oil pipeline dredging and installation project, Murjan Al Sharq Marine Contracting Co. Ltd. (MSMC) has taken delivery of three Damen vessels: a Stan Tug 1606, a Shoalbuster 2509, and a Stan Pontoon 4512 equipped with a Damen DOP Pump. For Damen, this marks the successful conclusion of a coordinated construction and delivery contract involving three shipyards in the Netherlands, China and the United Arab Emirates.

Based in Saudi Arabia, MSMC provides marine construction and maintenance, dredging, diving and subsea services. The company will be using the three new vessels on an oil pipeline trenching project.

"The overall aim of our client's project is to improve the efficiency of old wells," explains Mr Clark. "We will be dredging a 5km trench and installing a new trunk line to tie in wells that have been recently upgraded. After that we have a pipe pull, followed by backfill operations."

For the first kilometre of the trench, MSMC will mobilise the Multi Cat 1908 Murjan 40 and DOP 250 purchased from Damen in 2017. The remaining 4km of trench will be dredged by the new Stan Pontoon 4512, supported by the new Stan Tug 1606 (named Murjan 22) and the new Shoalbuster 2509 (named Murjan 41).

The most notable aspect of the project is the sheer diversity of conditions that will be encountered. Water depth, for example, ranges from 0 metres at the shore to just 7 metres at its deepest point. Furthermore, geotechnical conditions are highly variable.

Power generation

France, Engie, EDPR, Sumitomo Pact to Build Offshore Wind Farms

French utility Engie and Spanish partner EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) have announced their alliance with the Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation (SSUMF), to build the French offshore wind farms of Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier.

As part of the alliance, Sumitomo Corporation will acquire a 29.5% equity stake in the French offshore projects (Dieppe Le Tréport and Yeu Noirmoutier) and will bring to the consortium its proven and complementary offshore wind expertise in terms of development, construction and operation.

ENGIE remains the reference shareholder with a 31% stake and the leading industrial player of both parks (496 MW each), in partnership with EDPR (29,5%) and La Banque des Territoires.

Sumitomo Corporation is a leading Japanese industrial group already strongly positioned in the wind energy sector in Japan, Europe, United-States, South-Africa and China. The company is also part of some major offshore wind projects in Belgium and in the United Kingdom, totaling an installed capacity of over 1.5 GW1.1 Sumitomo Corp is also one of ENGIE's long-time trusted partners and co-investors in desalination and geothermal projects in the Middle-East and Indonesia.

This new alliance underlines the attractiveness of the French offshore wind market and the implementation of a French Marine energy sector.

(Petro)chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech

Germany, BASF to Expand Capacity for Methane Sulfonic Acid

BASF SE intends to expand the production capacity for methane sulfonic acid (MSA) at its Ludwigshafen site by approximately 65%. It also intends to increase the global capacity to 50,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). With this investment, the company further strengthens its position as the leading global producer of MSA. The volumes from the additional capacity are expected to be available late in 2021 for customers in all regions.

"The demand for MSA has increased strongly across industries. This expansion will allow us to support the rapid growth of our customers, especially in Asia. Beyond the increase in Ludwigshafen, we evaluate investment options outside of Europe to continuously expand our MSA capacities," says Martin Widmann, Global Strategic Marketing and Development, Care Chemicals division at BASF. "We focus our extensive know-how and highly efficient manufacturing processes on our customers' needs to enhance their applications' performance, sustainability and efficacy."

Methane sulfonic acid is a strong organic acid used in numerous applications ranging from chemical and biofuel synthesis to industrial cleaning and metal surface treatment in the electronics industry. BASF's proprietary process enables the production of Lutropur MSA – a high-purity methane sulfonic acid. Lutropur MSA is a sustainable alternative to other acids such as sulfuric, phosphoric or acetic acid. As part of the natural sulfur cycle, MSA is readily biodegradable.

Turkey, BP and SOCAR Explore Joint Venture in Turkey

BP plc and SOCAR Turkey, a subsidiary of The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic has announced that they have signed a heads of agreement (HoA) to evaluate the creation of a joint venture that would build and operate a world-scale petrochemicals complex in Turkey.

Located out of Aliaga in western Turkey, the proposed facility would produce 1.25 million metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 840,000 m.t./yr of paraxylene (PX) and 340,000 m.t./yr of benzene.

PTA is used to manufacture polyesters, which are found in food and beverage containers, packaging materials, fabrics, films, and other consumer and industry applications. Following the signing of the HoA, BP and SOCAR Turkey will undertake design work for the facility, which will allow for the integration of feedstock supplies from the nearby new STAR refinery and Petkim petrochemicals complex, both owned by SOCAR Turkey.

Vagif Aliyev, Chairman of the Board of SOCAR Turkey, said: "We entered the Turkish market in 2008 with the acquisition of Petkim and since then have realized giant projects such as the STAR refinery, TANAP, Petlim Container Terminal and Petkim Wind Power Station. The area covering all of SOCAR Turkey's projects in Aliaga has recently become the first Private Industrial Zone in Turkey. The immediate proximity to the feedstock and infrastructure provided by SOCAR's other facilities will contribute significantly to the competitive power of the new facility. Expanding our immense refining and petrochemical complex, built at the gateway to world markets on the Aegean coast of Turkey, we aim to continue to contribute to the economies of the two brother countries – Turkey and Azerbaijan."

If taken forward, this complex will be the largest integrated PTA, PX and aromatics complex in the Western Hemisphere and BP's first major new aromatics platform since our Zhuhai site in China opened nearly 20 years ago. The combination of BP's leading proprietary technology and integration with SOCAR's new refinery could create an outstanding platform to serve Turkey's growing polyester packaging and textiles industry. BP and SOCAR expect to work towards a potential final investment decision in 2019, which could result in start-up of the new plant in 2023.

Other projects

Sweden, Framatome to Upgrade Project at Forsmark Nuclear Plant

Framatome has successfully completed the commissioning phase of its project to modernize the safety Instrumentation & Control (I&C) system in unit 3 of the Forsmark* nuclear power plant. The plant will be operated by the Swedish utility Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB, a subsidiary of Vattenfall.

Under this contract Framatome has supplied a new neutron flux measuring system, provided the qualification testing and installed the components. The contract also included performing the regular functional system tests as well as the necessary upgrade of the simulator.

The new I&C assemblies for the neutron flux wide range monitoring system have been designed and manufactured as modules and installed into the existing cabinets on site. The modular design with flexible mechanical integration solution makes the system very versatile as it is applicable in all boiling water reactor plants worldwide. The wide range system monitors the neutron flux in the reactor core during downtime as well as plant start-up and shut-down operations, contributing to plant safety during these operating stages.

United States of America, Air Liquide to Build Hydrogen Plant

Air Liquide has announced that it will invest $150 million to build a liquid hydrogen production unit with a capacity to produce nearly 30 tons of hydrogen per day.

The company signed a long-term agreement with FirstElement Fuel Inc. to supply hydrogen for retail liquid hydrogen fueling stations in California. It hopes to make enough hydrogen to fuel around 35,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Construction work on the plant is expected to begin in early 2019. The plant will also support other fuel cell vehicle and transportation markets in the region, such as material handling as well as forklifts and heavy duty trucks.


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