market prospects automation system. The boiler plant will have a steam production of 320 tons per hour, which corresponds to thermal capacity of 248 MW. The new unit will replace four existing pulverized coal fired boilers. The boiler plant is scheduled to be started up during 2016.
SNC-Lavalin will provide project management consultancy services for the front-end engineering design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) stages of the expansion project.
Veolia secures US$73mn contract to treat Colombian ICA Fluor to build US$743mn gas pipeline produced water in Mexico OIL & GAS
luor Corp’s ICA Fluor joint venture with Empresas ICA SAB de CV has signed a contract with TAG Pipelines Sur S de RL de CV for the construction of the 1.42 billion cubic feet per day capacity Ramones II Sur Gas Pipeline through the states of San Luis Potosí, Querétaro and Guanajuato in Mexico. ICA Fluor will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, testing, commissioning and start-up services of a 291.7 km, 42-inch diameter pipeline with one compression station, located in the southern portion of the Los Ramones Phase II gas transportation system. The system will be completed in the second quarter of 2016.
SNC-Lavalin awarded project management work in UAE
NC-Lavalin Inc has secured a contract from Abu Dhabi Oil Co Ltd (Japan) (ADOC) to provide project management consultancy services for an expansion aimed at increasing production from oilfields located offshore of the United Arab Emirates. ADOC is currently operating the Mubarraz, Umm Al Anbar and Neewat AlGhalan offshore fields in the Persian Gulf. The company is planning to increase oil production from these existing oilfields and develop the Hail oilfield as part of their expansion project. In order to achieve the higher production, ADOC is considering an expansion of the hydrocarbon handling capacity of the existing facilities at Mubarraz and the Umm Al Anbar Site Terminal. 4
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eolia has been awarded a US$73 million contract by Ecopetrol America Inc to provide equipment and services that will be used to treat the produced water from Ecopetrol SA’s Castilla oil fields in Colombia’s Llanos Basin, southeast of Bogota. Under the contract, Veolia will design and supply the equipment and material, supervise installation and commissioning, start-up, pre-operate and assist in the operations. Veolia will provide an integrated system to remove and recover oil from the produced water, treat sludge and cool the water prior to discharge. The project is divided into three trains, each with eight Corrugated Plate Interceptor units, 15 AutoFlot Induced Gas Flotation Units and 13 PowerClean walnut shell filters, followed by cooling towers. Veolia will provide engineering and raw materials to interconnect the treatment equipment and automation systems for control. Sludge will be treated by specialised equipment designed to recover liquid and reduce sludge volume.
ProSep wins contract from Shell Canada for Carmon Creek project
eparation specialist ProSep is to design and package 12 large oil treatment vessels for Shell Canada’s Carmon Creek heavy oil development in Northern Alberta, Canada. The equipment, which will be designed and partly fabricated by ProSep, includes degassers, production separators, production treaters and slop oil treaters. ProSep, which has recently invested in new facilities in Houston, will deliver the contract in
phases over the next two years. The packaged units will be delivered as they are completed.
Anglo American chooses Fluor for Peruvian copper project
luor Corp has received a limited notice to proceed from Anglo American plc for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Quellaveco copper project in southern Peru. The Quellaveco project, one of the biggest copper projects in Peru, includes a copper production facility and port expansion. Fluor will provide project planning and early engineering services from its offices in Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile. Fluor will also provide construction management and early works execution services for the project. The work is expected to be completed over the next 18 months.
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Veolia to supply new black liquor evaporation system to Brazil
labin SA will use Veolia’s HPD black liquor evaporation and process technology for its mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil. The new, seven-effect system will have an evaporation capacity of 1700 tons per hour and will include several integrated features to optimise the recovery process. When the project is completed in early 2016, the mill will have an annual pulp production capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. The HPD evaporation system is designed to process weak black liquor to 80% total solids and will utilize falling film technology. A switching system used above critical solids will provide for a continuous wash of one of the four first-effect concentrator bodies. The system is designed to minimise total steam and power usage, as well as boilout requirements while maintaining high, on-stream delivery of 80% liquor to the boiler.