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ThyssenKrupp to develop Egypt fertiliser plant

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions in Egypt is investing €133 million ($156 million) to expand and develop the machinery of Abu Qir Fertilizers, a report said.
The project will start by the beginning of the next year, and the contracts will be concluded soon, Thore Lohmann, country CEO of ThyssenKrupp Egypt was quoted as saying by Daily News Egypt.
Lohmann added that ThyssenKrupp was negotiating with other fertiliser companies to implement expansion and development of equipment, adding that other contracts would be concluded in the first quarter of the next year.

RINA will support Eni’s Coral South, the first FLNG project in Mozambique

RINA Services has been chosen by Eni East Africa to act as Certification Authority for the design and fabrication of subsea structures and equipment and to provide technological validation services for the company’s Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) unit intended for the Coral South Development Project – the first project of its kind in Africa.
The Unit will be one of the only three existing globally and will be installed in the South Part of Area 4 offshore Mozambique in the deep waters of Rovuma basin. The Coral South LNG project, for its size, quality of resources and geographical position is expected to boost Mozambique’s economy
RINA Services, besides being the Certification Authority for the design and fabrication of the riser and flowlines, the umbilicals and the subsea production system, has been contracted by Eni to provide technological validation of those technologies that Eni deems unproven and could represent major criticalities for their implementation.

Falck to buy 92-MW Canadian Solar project in US

Falck Renewables SpA said today it is entering the US photovoltaic (PV) power market with a deal to purchase a 99% stake in a 92-MW solar project in North Carolina from Canadian Solar Inc .
Separately, the Italian renewable energy company said on Friday it has closed the acquisition of two ready-to-build wind projects in Sweden with a combined capacity of 115 MW.
Falck has agreed to acquire the IS-42 solar project in North Carolina for USD 42.8 million (EUR 36m), subject to adjustment at closure, which is expected at the end of November.
The acquisition is in line with Falck’s geographical diversification strategy and adds to deals in Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden.
In Sweden, the company has now completed the acquisition of 115 MW of wind projects from the original developer E.on Wind Sweden AB, which will partner with Falck during the construction process and will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services.

GE wins 50MW Egypt solar plant contract

Technology giant GE has been awarded a contract by the Egyptian government to build a 50MW solar power plant in the country. It is GE’s first full turnkey contract to build a solar power plant.
As per the deal, GE will procure the complete plant assets such as solar modules, trackers and cables provide the integrated system solution to the customer and be responsible for the civil, mechanical and electrical works to ensure the successful asset deployment and commissioning of the power plant.
Fas Energy, a key provider of renewable energy solutions for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, has been assigned to build the 50-MW solar power plant for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), including both financing and equipment.

GE wins Jordan power plant maintenance agreement

Global technology and engineering conglomerate GE said its power unit has signed a multi-year agreement with Samra Electric Power Company (Sepco) in Jordan to provide full maintenance services, including parts and repairs for critical power generation equipment at its combined cycle power plant located in the Zarqa region of the kingdom.
The 1,175 MW Samra Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Plant feeds power into the national grid for both residential and commercial use, said a statement from GE.
This agreement will cover seven GE gas turbines that are installed and operating at the Samra Station. GE will also provide its Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade for 9E units and its MXL2 upgrade for GT13E2 units at the site, it added.

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.

NPCC wins major Aramco contract for 4 offshore platforms and pipelines

NPCC is to supply four offshore platforms and associated submarine pipelines, cables and tie -ins for Aramco’s Al Safaniya, Zuluf and Berri oilfields.
“These EPC contracts for Al Safaniya, Zuluf and Berri oilfields include engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out, transportation, installation, hook-up and pre-commissioning work of four offshore platforms (SSS wellhead decks) with the associated four subsea pipelines, three submarine cables and downstream tie-ins”.
Execution of these two new orders will take up to 23 months and work is expected to be completed by June 2019