Plant/Process Optimization

Freeport LNG sues three contractors over defects at Texas plant

U.S. LNG exporter Freeport LNG filed a lawsuit in April against three contractors, alleging that installation defects in electric motors at its $14-B Texas export plant caused prolonged outages and costly repairs.

DNV and Petronas CCS ventures collaborate to enable CCS value chains across SE Asia

DNV and PETRONAS’ wholly-owned subsidiary, PETRONAS CCS Ventures Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS CCS Ventures), have recently signed a Master Price Agreement for the certification of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites and associated facilities for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in Malaysia.

Fulkrum awarded a frame agreement to support Woodside’s US New Energy projects

Leading provider of inspection, expediting, auditing and technical staffing services, Fulkrum, has been awarded a frame agreement for the provision of third-party inspection services to Woodside's New Energy projects in the U.S., including its proposed liquid hydrogen project, H2OK, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Siemens accelerates hydrogen ramp-up with generative artificial intelligence

To accelerate the hydrogen ramp-up, the technology company Siemens will be supporting companies in the hydrogen industry with software tools based on generative artificial intelligence.

Nu:ionic Technologies, XRG Technologies announce a novel electrified furnace platform for low-carbon hydrogen production

Nu:ionic Technologies and XRG Technologies announced a jointly-developed novel electrified furnace platform for low-carbon hydrogen production.

Decarbonizing the Pilbara-to-Asia export trade route: Joint study demonstrates pathway to net-zero emissions

A recent joint study revealed that well-to-wake emissions in the Pilbara-to-Asia iron ore export trade route can be reduced by over 90% by 2050 through the use of liquefied methane (LNG).

Japan, EU agree to work on creating hydrogen demand and supply

Japan and the European Union agreed to work together on policies related to creating demand and supply for clean hydrogen as well as to cooperate in advancing technologies to develop the new fuel

OPW separates into two business units: Clean Energy Solutions and Propane Energy Solutions

OPW announced that its OPW Clean Energy Solutions business unit will be divided into two distinct business units: the existing Clean Energy Solutions and the new Propane Energy Solutions.

SUBLIME Energies introduces novel biogas liquefaction technology

SUBLIME Energies' new biogas liquefaction process efficiently transports and pools biogas produced by multiple farms, reducing initial investments and operating costs.

Hawai'i Gas selects Eurus Energy America, Bana Pacific for hydrogen and renewable natural gas projects

Hawaiʻi Gas, the state’s only regulated gas utility, announced the selection of two projects from its 2023 request for proposals (RFP) for renewable hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG), key resources that will enable the company to shift away from its reliance on fossil fuel.

German cabinet approves bill to accelerate hydrogen power expansion

Germany's cabinet approved a bill to fast-track the construction of hydrogen infrastructure, import and production facilities as Berlin bets on the fuel to help decarbonize Europe's biggest economy.

RWE to build hydrogen-fired power plants in Germany

RWE is planning to build hydrogen-ready gas-fired power plants at the company's power plant sites in Germany to contribute to a successful coal phase-out by 2030.

Oceaneering conducts Freedom AUV pipeline inspection pilot for TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies and Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that the Freedom™ autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has completed a pipeline inspection industrial pilot, demonstrating its capabilities for sustainable commercial pipeline inspection missions.

Pinon Midstream increases sour gas treating capacity in Delaware Basin, New Mexico (U.S.)

Piñon Midstream announced the commissioning of its third 450-gpm amine treating unit, which is now in service at its sour natural gas treating and carbon capture facility, the Dark Horse Treating Facility, New Mexico.

Equinor to invest more than $1.1 B to further develop gas infrastructure in the Troll West gas province

Equinor and the Troll partners have decided to invest just more than $1.1 B to further develop the gas infrastructure in the Troll West gas province.

Ohmium selected to provide 10-MW PEM electrolyzers for green H2 project in Croatia

Ohmium International was selected to equip the first green H2 project in Croatia with a PEM electrolyzer.

Tecnimont, Baker Hughes awarded an EPC contract for Hassi R'mel (Algeria) gas gathering system upgrade

MAIRE announced that a consortium composed by its subsidiary Tecnimont Integrated E&C Solutions and Baker Hughes has been awarded by SONATRACH an EPC contract for the implementation of three gas boosting stations and the upgrading of the gathering system, located at the Hassi R’mel gas field, 550 km south of Algiers.

KECO unveils new gas analyzer for real-time, continuous oxygen analysis

KECO introduces the OXYHOUND, a highly-efficient process gas analyzer that conducts real-time and continuous oxygen analysis of natural gas, biogas and other gas streams.

Johnson Matthey and thyssenkrupp Uhde join forces to offer an integrated solution for blue ammonia technology

Johnson Matthey and thyssenkrupp Uhde announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer a fully integrated low-carbon (blue) ammonia solution

Nextchem completes acquisition of GasConTec, adding new low-carbon hydrogen/methanol to portfolio

Nextchem completed the acquisition of GasConTec, which will add new low-carbon hydrogen/methanol technologies to the company's portfolio.

Asahi Kasei opens new hydrogen pilot plant in Japan

Asahi Kasei celebrated the official opening of a new hydrogen pilot plant in Kawasaki, Japan.

STATS Group and National Gas win IGEM Product of the Year Award for innovative pipeline isolation technology

STATS Group and National Gas have been awarded the prestigious IGEM/EUA Gas Industry Award for Product of the Year for their collaborative work on substantially reducing emissions on a strategically important pipeline replacement project.

TechnipFMC awarded iEPCI contract by Woodside Energy for Xena Phase 3 development

TechnipFMC has been awarded an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) contract by Woodside Energy in Australia.

Fortescue’s dual-fueled ammonia-powered vessel, The Green Pioneer, named a winner at World Hydrogen 2024 Awards in Rotterdam

The Green Pioneer, Fortescue’s world-leading, dual-fueled ammonia-powered vessel has been awarded the Hydrogen Transport award at the World Hydrogen 2024 Awards.

Panama Canal in talks with US LNG producers to increase transit

The Panama Canal is in talks with U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers on how to meet increased demand for crossings as water levels recover after a prolonged drought

ConocoPhillips boosts processing efficiency with new Zia Hills Central Facility

ConocoPhillips’ newest central processing facility is significantly enhancing the company’s Zia Hills asset in New Mexico by optimizing operational costs, expanding processing capacity, reducing surface footprint and curbing emissions.

Air Products announces successful performance test of AP-DMR LNG process tech for Coral South FLNG

Air Products announced that its dual mixed-refrigerant LNG process technology (AP-DMR™) and equipment has successfully passed performance testing at the Coral South FLNG facility offshore Mozambique.

Karpowership and Petrobras forge strategic alliance to enhance integrated natural gas projects in the Americas

Karpowership and Petrobras have signed a Memorandum of Intent to combine their respective expertise in the natural gas and power sectors to guarantee supply and meet the demand of the energy industry across the Americas.

Japan aims for zero-carbon electricity generation

Over the last several years, the Japanese government has announced energy policies aimed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by lowering emissions in the electric power, industrial, and transportation sectors.

As demand for U.S. LNG booms, one plant struggles to stay online

The second-largest U.S. LNG export facility has been running below 80% of its capacity due to technical problems, data from financial firm LSEG showed, denting U.S. exports.