MARKET PROSPECTS procurement and construction (Phase II) of the Madero Clean Diesel project at the Madero Refinery in Tamaulipas, Mexico. ICA Fluor will provide detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up services for two 25 000-barrelper-day diesel hydrodesulfurization trains and associated facilities. The project also includes the installation of new hydrogen, sulfur recovery and sour water treatment plants, the revamp of the existing diesel hydrodesulfurization unit, and offsites and utilities to integrate the new production facility with the existing refinery. The work is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.
Amec Foster Wheeler awarded Swedish refinery EPCm contract
weden’s Preem AB has selected Amec Foster Wheeler for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) of the new vacuum distillation unit (VDU) at its Lysekil refinery. The new facility will manufacture vacuum gas oil. The award of the EPCm contract follows the successful completion of a feasibility study for the VDU by Amec Foster Wheeler in 2014 to confirm the technical viability of the project, and its subsequent front end engineering design in 2015.
Jacobs to provide EPCM services for Biogen’s new Swiss plant
acobs Engineering Group Inc is to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for Biogen’s new manufacturing facility in Luterbach, Switzerland. The new facility include state-of-the-art biotech manufacturing technology, which should triple the company’s global capacity to produce large protein-based drugs known as biologics. The plant is expected to be operational by 2019.
WATER & WASTEWATER
Hyflux secures US$50.4mn contract in Saudi Arabia
yflux Group subsidiary Hydrochem Saudi Ltd has been awarded a US$50.4 million contract by Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia Co Ltd to design, manufacture and supply a seawater reverse osmosis and sulphate removal facilities package in Khurais, Saudi Arabia. The Khurais oil field is located approximately 150 km northeast of Riyadh. Italy’s Saipem SpA, parent company of Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia Co Ltd, is the engineering and construction contractor for the project which will expand the daily production capacity at the Khurais Central Processing Facility by 300 000 barrels of oil from the current 1.2 million barrels. “This win underscores Hyflux’s growing presence in the Middle East region and our expertise in designing high specification plants for industrial customers,” said Olivia Lum, executive chairman and group CEO of Hyflux.
Cameroon contracts with Biwater for water treatment project
iwater has signed a US$152 million contract with the Cameroon Water Utilities Corp (Camwater) to refurbish and extend water supply infrastructure to address acute ongoing potable water shortages. The project scope includes the design, build/refurbishment and extension of potable water production, storage and distribution infrastructure across 14 locations in Central and Southern Cameroon. Biwater is arranging an export credit financial package to cover the entire project.
Suez expands in India
rench water treatment company Suez has been awarded six new municipal water and wastewater
treatment contracts worth E67 million with the Bangalore Water & Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and the Public Health and Engineering Department of the Rajasthani State Government in India. Suez is to construct and operate two units for the TK Halli drinking water production plant, located about 90 km from Bangalore. The contract covers the construction and installation of a unit producing 300 million litres of drinking water per day and the rehabilitation of an existing unit that also produces 300 million litres per day. Suez has already built two units for the TK Halli plant, which it has been operating since 2009. Suez will also design, build and operate the Kengeri wastewater treatment plant, located south-west of Bangalore. Funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the 60 000 m3/day plant will treat the wastewater produced by more than 400 000 people. In Rajasthan, Suez is to design, build and operate 150 of its UCD units in Bikaner, Hanumangarh and Sri Ganganagar. The UCD (Degrémont compact units) is a complete, self-contained station for the production of drinking water. The 150 units will be built over a two-year period and then operated by Suez for five years. The units will have a production capacity of between 500 and 3000 m3/day. Meanwhile Suez has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Driplex, an Indian company that provides water treatment solutions for industrial customers in India and overseas. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in New Delhi, Driplex specialises in engineering, design, manufacturing and commissioning of effluent and process water treatment plants for the power, oil & gas and other industrial sectors. The company has more than 350 employees. “This investment in Driplex is in line with Suez’s strategy to develop its industrial activity and its business internationally, particularly in fast growing markets like India, where the group is already managing water distribution services for major municipalities such as Mumbai and New Delhi and has built more than 200 water treatment plants. The industrial water market in India offers substantial opportunities for development and our goal is to become a strategic partner for industries, sustainably managing their resources so that they can achieve their economic and environmental performance objectives and tackle new industrial challenges,” said JeanLouis Chaussade, CEO of Suez.
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