Middle East

REUP Project Adds Wood Group for FEED Duties

Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) has signed an agreement with Wood Group UK Limited (Wood) in Dubai on May 19, 2022 appointing them as the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) Contractor for the Refinery Expansion and Upgrade Project (REUP). The Contract was signed by Mr. Zahid Mir, CEO and MD of PRL and Mr. Daniel Jennings, Head of Commercial, UK Projects of Wood. The signing ceremony was attended by Syed M. Taha, MD & CEO of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and a member of PRL Board of Directors, certain other Board members and the leadership team of PRL, and senior representatives of Wood.

ADNOC Pushes Forward with Fujairah LNG Export Terminal

McDermott International recently announced that it will be the design contractor for the upcoming Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) owned LNG export terminal currently under development in the port of Fujairah, UAE.

TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC JV in Ruwais Adds Shaheen of UAE as Partner

TA’ZIZ recently announced that Shaheen Chemical Holdings of the UAE will become a partner in the proposed TZ’ZIZ EDC & PVC project to be placed in Ruwais’ TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone. Shaheen will join existing partners Reliance Industries Ltd, ADNOC, and ADQ in the Abu Dhabi Chemical Derivatives Company RSC Ltd joint venture.

TA’ZIZ and Reliance Sign Shareholder Agreement for Ruwais Chemicals Project

Abu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Company RSC Ltd (TA’ZIZ) and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), have signed the formal Shareholder Agreement for the TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC project. Reliance is India’s largest diversified conglomerate and a strategic partner with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, in TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC, a world-scale chemicals development at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone in Ruwais. The TA’ZIZ EDC & PVC joint venture will construct and operate a Chlor-Alkali, Ethylene Dichloride (EDC) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) production facility, with a total investment of over $2 billion (AED 7.34 billion).

Masdar signs landmark agreements to develop 4 GW-capacity green hydrogen plants in Egypt by 2030

Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, and Hassan Allam Utilities, the investment and development arm of Hassan Allam Holding Group, announced today that they have signed two Memorandums of Understanding with leading Egyptian state-backed organizations to cooperate on the development of green hydrogen production plants in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and on the Mediterranean coast.

Helios Project in Saudia Arabia to start construction

A $5bn project to produce green hydrogen at Saudi Arabia’s futuristic Neom mega-development is expected to begin this month. When complete in 2026, the plant will be the world’s biggest producer of hydrogen from renewable sources.

Borouge Successfully Starts Up its Fifth Polyproplyene Unit in Ruwais, Boosting Annual Polyolefin Capacity to Meet Growing Global Demand

Borouge, a joint venture between ADNOC and Borealis that provides innovative, value creating polyolefin solutions, has announced the successful start-up of its new fifth polypropylene unit (PP5) in Ruwais. The new unit will contribute to boosting the UAE’s production of polypropylene to meet the growing global demand for manufactured products in the recyclable advanced packaging, infrastructure and other industrial sectors.

McDermott Awarded Mega EPCI Projects by QatarEnergy

McDermott International continues its winning streak in the Middle East with a mega offshore contract from QatarEnergy, a long standing key customer, to deliver engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for the North Field East (NFE) Topsides and the North Field East (NFE) Offshore Pipelines and Subsea Cables projects, with an option included to also award the North Field South (NFS) Offshore Topsides—representing one of the largest single contracts McDermott has been awarded in its company history.

Indonesia’s LINE Project Assigns EPC Duties

LOTTE Chemical recently announced that its subsidiary, PT LOTTE Chemical Indonesia that it will be assigning engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the company’s upcoming $3.95 billion dollar Lotte Chemical Indonesia New Ethylene (“LINE”) petrochemical project in Merak, Cilegon, Banten Province, Indonesia.

Doral Energy to build country's first green hydrogen project

Doral Energy to build country's first green hydrogen project

Pavilion Energy, QatarEnergy And Chevron Launch GHG Reporting Methodology For Delivered LNG Cargoes

Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte. Ltd., QatarEnergy and Chevron U.S.A. Inc today announced they have jointly published a quantification and reporting methodology to produce a statement of greenhouse gas emissions (SGE) for delivered LNG cargoes.

An Unremarkable Year?

The year 2021 is unlikely to go down in history as a particularly memorable one for the world of liquefied natural gas.

ADNOC and RIL Partner on Ruwais Petrochemical Facility

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) recently announced that through its investment platform with ADQ named TA’ZIZ, it has signed an agreement with Reliance Industries Limited of India for a new world-scale chlor-alkali, ethylene dichloride and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production facility at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Zone in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Reliance has stated that this facility will require an investment of $2 billion USD.

QatarEnergy announces long-term LNG supply agreement with China’s S&T International

QatarEnergy announced today that its LNG producing affiliate, Qatar Liquified Gas Company Limited (2), entered into a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with S&T International Natural Gas Trading Company Limited (S&T) for the supply of one million tons per annum of LNG to China over a 15-year period starting in late 2022.

Borouge 4 plant adds Maire Tecnimont and Technip Energies for EPC duties

The upcoming Borouge 4 project in Ruwais has signed separate engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts with Maire Tecnimont of Italy and Technip Energies of France in early December 2021. The $6.2 billion dollar Borouge 4 expansion phase at the Ruwais polyolefins complex in Ruwais, UAE is currently due to be completed by 2025.

QatarEnergy announces long-term LNG supply agreement with China’s Guangdong Energy Group

QatarEnergy announced today that its LNG producing affiliate, Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited, entered into a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Guangdong Energy Group Natural Gas Co., Ltd. (GEG) for the supply of one million tons per annum of LNG to China over a 10-year period starting in 2024.

ENGIE and Masdar form US$5 billion strategic alliance to drive UAE’s green hydrogen economy

ENGIE and Masdar, one of the world’s fastest-growing renewable energy companies, announced that they have signed a strategic alliance agreement to explore the co-development of a UAE-based green hydrogen hub. The two companies are looking to develop projects with a capacity of at least 2 GW by 2030, with a total investment in the region of US$5 billion.

UAE, Jordan and Israel collaborate to mitigate climate change with sustainability project

The governments of Jordan, Israel and the United Arab Emirates on 22 November 2021 signed a landmark declaration of intent to build renewable electricity and water desalination capacity and address the threat posed by climate change on energy and water security in the region.

ADNOC and Borealis Partner for $6.2 Billion Borouge 4 Project

Borealis recently announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to build what would be the fourth Borouge facility at the Ruwais polyolefin complex.

QatarEnergy places LNG ship orders with Korean shipyards for its expansion projects

QatarEnergy placed the first batch of LNG shipbuilding orders with Korean shipyards consisting of four vessels from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and two vessels from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), as part of QatarEnergy’s historic shipbuilding program to meet its future LNG carrier requirements.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 3

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at October. Fifty-seven new projects were added to our database in the month of October across, green, blue, turquoise and transportation hydrogen. These projects are either under construction, planned or proposed.

230,000 bpd Refinery in Oman to Start Up in Early 2023

The often-delayed Duqm refinery in southern Oman is now anticipated to begin its operations in the first quarter of 2023, according to the project operator. The 230,000 barrel per day refinery is a 50/50 joint venture between the state owned OQ and Kuwait Petroleum International, known collectively as the Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company.

QatarEnergy and H2Korea sign hydrogen energy cooperation agreement

QatarEnergy and Korea’s Hydrogen Convergence Alliance (H2Korea) signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of hydrogen energy. The agreement provides a framework of cooperation in the development of the hydrogen sector in both countries, encouraging growth of the hydrogen industry and expansion of the hydrogen supply chain, in addition to supporting efforts within multilateral fora to accelerate cooperation for hydrogen related technologies worldwide.

Enapter Claim Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize award ceremony took place on the 17 October 2021 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Worley Awarded Services Contract for Ras Tanuras Residue Upgrade

Worley of Australia has been awarded a services contract for a residue upgrade project by Saudi Aramco on October 12, 2021. This residue upgrade project will be placed on the large Ras Tanuras refinery complex grounds.

ADNOC Scraps Plans for 400,000 bpd Ruwais Refinery

ADNOC of Abu Dhabi stated this week that it will cease its current plans for a new 400,000 barrels per day refinery in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Changes in the economy for the project were cited as the likely reason for this decision.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 2

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at September.

Qatar Petroleum commences LNG ship orders for the North Field expansion projects

Qatar Petroleum announced today that it has ordered four new LNG carriers from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. Ltd. (Hudong), a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC).

Qatar Deals with China Again

Qatar Petroleum has entered into a long-term Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with a subsidiary of CNOOC.

KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project Begins Operations

Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) has successfully begun full operations at its ambitious Clean Fuels Project (CFP) in Kuwait. This project was developed over a six-year period at a cost of nearly $16 billion dollars.

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