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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

Jacobs to Provide EPCM Services at BASF’s Ludwigshafen Site

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been appointed to execute engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services at BASF’s Ludwigshafen Verbund chemical complex in Germany, Jacobs announced Tuesday.
“This assignment strengthens the relationship between BASF and Jacobs and represents recognition for our team’s efforts,” according to Mark Bello, Jacobs senior vice president and general manager downstream for petroleum and chemicals. “We remain committed to providing a high level of service and value to support BASF with the continuous improvement and safe delivery of high-quality projects.”
Jacobs, as one of BASF’s Global Engineering Partners for Large Capital Projects, stated in a press release that it already provides EPCM services at BASF sites globally.

Romania to start natural gas production at new Caragele field in 2019

Romanian state-owned gas producer Romgaz will start production in 2019 at a newly discovered gas field, its biggest find in three decades.
The 35 km-long Caragele field has an estimated 25-27 billion cubic metres of gas, which could ensure the country’s entire consumption for up to three years.
That estimate could rise with further exploration work and Romgaz has plans to drill six more wells this year. Production will require overall investment of 140 million euros ($153 million), with 40 million to be spent this year.
A Bulgarian-Romanian gas pipeline partially funded with European Union funds and linking the two states to Austria would also be finalised in 2019 meaning Romania could become a net gas exporter.

Exxon Mobil Awards EPCI Contract to Saipem for Liza Field in Guyana

Saipem has been awarded a new EPCI contract for the SURF package of the proposed Liza project operated by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil.
Saipem will perform engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the risers, flow lines, and associated structures and jumpers. The award also includes transportation and installation of umbilicals, manifolds, and associated foundations for the production, and water and gas injection systems. The works which will commence in 2019.
Saipem has also acquired new contracts and change orders of contracts currently underway in the North Sea and West Africa. The new acquisitions worth a total of $500 million

Saipem in pole for Aramco job

Saudi Aramco is understood be closing in on the award of two offshore tenders covering 19 platform jackets, with Italy’s Saipem thought to have emerged as the front-runner for the work.
Sources close to the tender process told that the Saudi Arabian state oil giant is expected to award the two offshore projects within a week or two and the Italian engineering player appears to be “well positioned” for both jobs.
The first tender involves the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 10 offshore jackets, while the second offers another nine.
The jackets will be installed across a number of Saudi Arabia’s fields, including Marjan, Berri, Zuluf, Safaniyah and Hasbah, in relatively shallow water depths, industry sources suggested.
Initially, the two contracts were thought to be valued at about $400 million, but one industry source indicated that the award value is expected to be lower.