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Eni lets subsea contract for Coral South FLNG off Mozambique

Eni East Africa SPA has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas for the supply of subsea production systems, ancillary equipment, and services for the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project in Area 4 offshore Mozambique. The agreement also covers future potential upstream projects on Area 4.
GE Oil & Gas will provide seven Christmas trees, three 2-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a complete topside control system to be installed on the FLNG facility, and associated services equipment and support including intervention workover control systems and landing strings, tools, spares, and technical assistance for installation, commissioning, and startup

Oman to issue tenders for key renewable energy projects

Oman’s Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) is likely to issue tenders by the year-end for 11 renewable energy projects to be developed across the sultanate.
This comes in line with Raeco’s strategy to increase the renewable energy footprint in the country.
“We have hired consultants to advise us on feasible hybrid electricity generation model for 11 areas in Oman. By end of the year we will start tendering out these projects to convert them from pure diesel to hybrid,” remarked its CEO Saleh Al Rumhy.

Mitsubishi, Sumitomo seal Tunisia power project deal

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Sumitomo Corporation signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG) for a gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Tunisia.
The project, which boasts a 450 MW generation capacity, will come up at Rades in Ben Arous Governorate.
The power plant will adopt gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) generation, and aims to start with gas turbine initial operation in May 2019, with combined cycle full operation starting in April 2020, said a statement from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.

The project cost is approximately 38 billion yen ($343 million).
In constructing the power plant, Sumitomo Corporation will provide balance of plant and undertake civil and installation work, while MHPS will provide a M701F gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator and a steam turbine, and dispatch technical advisors and supervisors to support during the installation and commissioning periods.
As part of the deal, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will provide generators. At the same time, its European subsidiary has signed a six-year maintenance contract.

Saipem wins host of new offshore contracts

Italian companies Saipem and Eni have announced the signing of a contract for offshore drilling activity in Mozambique, utilising the drillship Saipem 12000.
The contract is of 15 months’ duration commencing mid-2019.
In addition to this contract, which will allow Saipem to participate in the development of the Coral Field, Saipem has been awarded other offshore drilling contracts. The contracts will be executed in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and will utilise cutting-edge vessels from the company’s fleet. The total value of these new contracts is about $230m.
Significantly, Eni has awarded Saipem a contract for the drilling of two wells offshore Cyprus. Work will once again be carried out by the Saipem 12000 and commences in the fourth quarter of 2017.