MARKET PROSPECTS Facilities LLC for the deepwater Walker Ridge Gathering System (WRGS) export gas pipelines and the deepwater Big Foot (BGF) export oil pipeline located in the Walker Ridge (WR) area of the Gulf of Mexico. “Upstream remains a top growth priority for Foster Wheeler, and the award of the three deepwater gas and oil pipelines contained in this WRGS and BGF project confirms our strategy and commitment to the upstream oil and gas market sector,” said Clive Vaughan, CEO of Foster Wheeler Upstream.
AMEC awarded BP EPCm contract
ngineering and project management company AMEC is to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) of capital investment projects for BP Oil UK Ltd’s existing facilities at its UK oil storage terminals in 2011. The EPCm contract covers all of BP Oil’s mainland UK and Northern Ireland storage terminals, and is in addition to AMEC’s recent onshore and offshore global agreements with BP. The 2011 contract, which has the option of two one-year extensions, will see AMEC provide engineering and project management expertise, feasibility studies, front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design and installation work on process plant and equipment at the Belfast, Hamble, Hemel Hempstead, Isle of Grain, Kingsbury, Northampton and Walton-on-Thames terminals.
KBR to carry out FEED for Canadian LNG development
BR has won a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by KM LNG Operating General Partnership for the Kitimat Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Development near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. KM LNG Operating General Partnership is a subsidiary of Apache Corp and the 4
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operator of the Kitimat LNG Development. The Kitimat LNG Development is co-owned by KM LNG Operating General Partnership and a subsidiary of EOG Resources. KBR will provide FEED services for the development of the Kitimat LNG facility, anticipated to be a fully electric-driven LNG plant.
Outotec to deliver effluent treatment plant to Chilean copper mine Outotec has signed an 18 million contract with the Chilean copper producer Codelco for the design and delivery of an effluent treatment plant for the new Mina Ministro Hales project near Calama in Chile. Outotec will supply the turn-key plant including basic and detail engineering, proprietary and process equipment, installation, start up services and training. The new effluent treatment plant follows on from an earlier 116 million contract that Outotec secured from Codelco in 2010 for designing and delivering a copper concentrate roasting plant, gas cleaning system and sulfuric acid plant. The new plant will treat the effluents of those processes. The whole plant will have an annual capacity up to 550 000 tonnes of concentrate, and is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2013.
Jacobs to work on Jubail Chemical plant expansion in Saudi Arabia
acobs Engineering Group Inc is to provide technical and project management services for Jubail Chemical Industrial Co Ltd’s (JANA) existing epichlorohydrin plant expansion and a new epichlorohydrin plant at the Jubail, Saudi Arabia site. Under the agreement, Jacobs will supply technical and project management services for both inside battery limits (ISBL) and outside battery limits (OSBL). The ISBL services involve debottlenecking of their
existing epichlorohydrin plant to achieve increased capacity, and the OSBL services cover all utilities and the tankage area. Jacobs’ scope also includes cost estimates preparation and the project management support for JANA’s new epichlorohydrin plant, to be built at the same site in Jubail. This expansion is intended to increase the epoxy resins production capacity to 240 ktpa at the Jubail site.
Alstom signs E270mn maintenance contract for Spanish power plant Alstom has entered into a 270 million 20-year contract with Gas Natural Fenosa for the maintenance and operational support of the Cartagena gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Spain. The Cartagena plant was designed, built and commissioned by Alstom in 2006. It comprises three 400MW combined cycle units, each including a GT26 gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator, a steam turbine, and a generator supplied by Alstom. Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will provide maintenance and operational support for all core equipment. In July 2010, Alstom signed a similar contract with Gas Natural Fenosa for the combined-cycle units of Sant Adrià de Besòs (Barcelona) and San Roque (Cádiz) in Spain. • Meanwhile Alstom has signed an extension of an operation and maintenance (O&M) contract with independent power producer Ever Power IPP Ltd (EPIC) for the Hai-Fu gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan. This 15-year contract extension is worth just under 300 million. The 980 MW Hai-Fu combined cycle power plant, which was built in 1996, was one of the first independent power plants to come into operation in Taiwan. The power plant operates on natural gas and consists of two combined cycle blocks with four Alstom GT24 gas turbines. Alstom has been executing an O&M contract for the Hai-Fu power plant since 2001. Under the terms of this new contract, Alstom will provide the full operation of the power plant and all necessary maintenance services with a permanent site crew.