Plant/Process Optimization

Uzbekistan plans to invest $500 MM to boost gas imports from Russia

Uzbekistan plans to spend $500 MM on modernizing its mainline gas system to allow it to increase imports from Russia to 32 MMm3 a day from 9 MMm3.

Heidelberg Materials North America announces latest step in Edmonton CCUS Project

Heidelberg Materials North America announced a significant milestone in its two-stage competitive procurement process as it works to select the capture technology and contractor for providing the CO2 separation solution for its Edmonton, Alberta, Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Project.

Shell target asset management efficiencies across new projects

Shell has contracted ABL's specialist master data build and optimization software - Effio, to support a number of its large-scale newbuild projects including LNG Canada, Crux and Jackdaw.

Jenbacher engines to power Poland’s largest gas-fueled power plant, replacing coal power

INNIO Group announced that five Jenbacher J920 FleXtra engines will power a 50 MWe combined heat and power project in Bydgoszcz, Poland, for PGE Energia Ciepła S.A.

Air Liquide presses Mexico for answers after the government confiscated hydrogen plant

French industrial gas manufacturer Air Liquide is seeking answers from the Mexican government after it took control of a hydrogen processing plant in Hidalgo state.

TechnipFMC awarded major iEPCI contract by Petrobras for Mero 3 HISEP project

TechnipFMC has been awarded a major integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation contract by Petrobras to deliver the Mero 3 HISEP project, which uses subsea processing to capture carbon dioxide-rich dense gases and then inject them into the reservoir.

New inlet feed gas conditioning technology for contaminant removal in amine units

12/1/2023

While many amine units function well over the life of the LNG facility, some are prone to periodic or even frequent foaming events. This article discusses likely causes and potential solutions to these foaming episodes in amine units, which also apply to gas treating in general.

The race for clean energy: LNG and LH2 as the next frontier in fuel technology

11/30/2023

This article presents a comparison of LNG and LH2 as fuels, and discusses the properties and characteristics of both, including energy density, transportation, storage, safety, environmental impact, availability and cost.

Shell authorizes engineering, construction work on Manatee gas field

Shell PLC has authorized contractor McDermott International Ltd to start engineering work on its Manatee gas field development project off Trinidad and Tobago's east coast.

EY partners with Aspen Technology to enhance clients’ sustainability, streamline manufacturing, and modernize utility grids

The EY organization announces an alliance between Aspen Technology, Inc. and Ernst & Young to enhance clients’ sustainability, streamline manufacturing, and modernize utility grids.

ABB to deliver integrated automation, electrical and digital solutions to Phase 1 of Rio Grande LNG

ABB has been awarded an order by Bechtel Energy Inc. to deliver integrated automation, electrical and digital solutions for Phase 1 of the Rio Grande LNG facility in Brownsville, Texas, a project developed by NextDecade Corporation. Bechtel Energy Inc. is undertaking construction of RGLNG Phase 1 under an engineering, procurement, and construction contract.

Yokogawa and FPT Software ink global partnership to advance DX solution offerings

Yokogawa Electric Corporation and FPT Software Company Limited announce a global supplier framework agreement for the development and deployment of digital transformation services to strengthen operational technology-information technology convergence in the industrial sector.

U.S. denies Repsol's request for Venture Global LNG approvals

The U.S. Department of Energy rejected for a second time oil major Repsol SA's request to reopen regulators' approval of Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass export plant in Louisiana.

Freeport LNG plant in Texas (U.S.) on track to resume service after shutdown

U.S. LNG company Freeport LNG's export plant in Texas was on track to return to service after all of its liquefaction trains shut.

Naturgy gets top Spanish court's nod to mothball gas plants

Spain's Supreme Court on Friday gave power utility Naturgy the green light to temporarily close five gas plants, more than half a decade after it first asked the country's authorities to do so.

Tellurian says on track to produce LNG in 2027, still looking for customers

U.S. energy company Tellurian Inc said it remains on target to produce the first LNG at its Driftwood export plant in Louisiana in 2027.

Optimizing waste heat recovery systems for more efficient, sustainable operations

11/2/2023

In the natural gas sector, recovering available waste heat from processing operations and converting it into carbon-free electricity can represent a significant opportunity to reduce emissions and increase energy savings.

Freeport LNG Texas (U.S.) plant reports brief production halt

Freeport LNG reported a temporary production halt on October 21st, when the U.S. LNG producer's three liquefaction trains were brought offline after a trip at its upstream PTF facility in Texas.

Tellurian seeks three-year extension to finish Louisiana LNG plant (U.S.)

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian Inc has asked regulators for a three-year construction permit extension to complete its $25-B LNG export facility, according a government filing.

Venture Global seeks to commence some service at Louisiana Calcasieu LNG plant (U.S.)

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG asked federal energy regulators for permission to commence service of liquefaction blocks 7-9 at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

MAIRE awarded $8.7-B contract by ADNOC for the onshore portion of the HAIL and GHASHA development project in Abu Dhabi

MAIRE announces that Tecnimont, part of the Integrated E&C Solutions business unit, signed a Letter of Award with ADNOC for the onshore processing plant of the Hail and Ghasha Development Project.

Berkshire Hathaway Maryland Cove Point LNG export plant shut

The amount of natural gas flowing to U.S. energy firm Berkshire Hathaway Energy's Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland fell to near zero on Wednesday, a sign that the plant likely shut for work expected to start on Sept. 21.

German Mukran LNG import terminal seen ready by first quarter

A new floating reception terminal for LNG off the German Baltic Coast should be operational from the first quarter of 2024, gas pipeline operator Gascade, which is building its onshore connection.

Russia's Gazprom to launch two Amur gas processing lines in 2024

Gazprom, Russia's largest natural gas company, plans to launch two more processing lines at the Amur gas processing plant early next year.

China LNG buyers expand trading after adding more US, Qatari contracts

China's LNG gas importers are starting up or expanding trading desks in London and Singapore to better manage their growing and diversified supply portfolios in an increasingly volatile global market.

Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG plant returns to normal

Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass LNG export facility returned to normal processing levels following an outage at one of its units.

Shell on track for restart of Norway's Nyhamna gas terminal

Shell is on track to restart its Norwegian Nyhamna gas processing plant on July 15, which has been shut down since mid-May, the company said.

Canada's first LNG terminal in 'encouraging' talks with British Columbia on electrification

The CEO of LNG Canada, the Shell-led liquefied natural gas export project in British Columbia, said discussions with the province about electrifying a second phase of the terminal have been "encouraging" but building new power transmission infrastructure remains a long way off.

Svanehøj and Engie team up to enhance offshore LNG safety on FSRUs

LNG storage involves managing significant safety risks, but data on the behavior of LNG in Floating Storage and Regasification Units is lacking. Now, tank control system specialists from Svanehøj and energy researchers at Engie Lab Crigen have joined forces to develop more effective safety measures.

Cheniere Energy returns Louisiana LNG export plant to full production

Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass LNG export facility returned to full production this week after undergoing maintenance.

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