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Oil and gas contract news: 17 December 2014

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Hyundai Engineering (HEC) has reported significant time and cost savings as a result of using Intergraph Smart 3D in the delivery of a US$300 million South American oil refinery project. Smart 3D reduced the cost and work hours involved in the production of the project’s engineering drawings by 51%, as compared to 2D manual methodology, delivering a multimillion US dollar saving for the company.


Fluor Corporation has started construction activities on a new delayed coker unit for ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA at its Antwerp, Belgium refinery. Construction on the project, which will expand the refinery’s production capabilities, formally kicked off at a groundbreaking ceremony in October. Fluor’s responsibilities span the project’s lifecycle and include design, engineering, procurement, module fabrication, transportation, installation and construction. Fluor is responsible for the new delayed coker unit that will convert heavy, higher sulphur residual oils into transportation fuel products such as marine gasoil and diesel fuel.

Engineering and design work for the project began in June 2014 and is being led by Fluor’s office in the Netherlands. Fluor booked the project into backlog for an undisclosed value earlier in the year.

Schneider Electric

Alcad has delivered a contract worth approximately 1 million Euros for Schneider Electric to design, manufacture and supply seven large capacity battery systems for Petronas’ first floating LNG facility (PFLNG 1), also known as PFLNG SATU. The battery systems, comprising nearly 3000 of Alcad’s new generation Vantex maintenance free nickel based cells, will provide reliable standby power for critical control and safety systems on the facility.

Petronas is developing PFLNG 1 for the Kanowit gas field off the coast of Sarawak in Malaysia. On its completion next year it will be the world’s first FLNG facility to start operations. PFLNG 1 is being constructed at Daewoo’s shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. It will be 365 m long and approximately 60 m wide, and will weigh approximately 125 000 t when fully loaded. Once built, the facility will be towed to its location, 180 km offshore Bintulu, where it will produce an estimated 1.2 million tpy of LNG.


Technip has been awarded a €100 million contract by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to build an onshore terminal at Odalarevu in Andhra Pradesh, India, as part of the integrated development of Vashishta (VA) and S1 fields. These fields are located 30 – 35 km off the Amalapuram coast in the KG Basin, off the east coast of India, at water depths of 250 – 700 m. The terminal awarded to Technip is one of the critical components of the integrated development of VA & S1 fields. Technip’s scope of work for this EPCC contract includes basic designing, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, inspection and testing, installation, precommissioning and commissioning of the new onshore terminal facilities which will be integrated to the existing terminal.

Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd

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