In Brief

Hitachi Energy gets subsea contract

ABU DHABI: Hitachi Energy has secured a major order from Samsung C&T Corporation for the first-of-its-kind sub-sea power transmission network in the Mena region advancing a sustainable energy future for Abu Dhabi.

The project aims to connect Adnoc’s offshore operations to the UAE-owned onshore power grid operated by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa).

Hitachi Energy’s HVDC Light technology and Mach digital control platform will enable the transfer of cleaner and more efficient power from the mainland to power Adnoc’s offshore production operations, enabling a carbon footprint reduction of its offshore operations by more than 30 per cent.

With a capacity of 3,200 megawatts (MW), the two HVDC links will be by far the most powerful power-from-shore solution in the Middle East and North America (Mena) region to date. It is also the first HVDC power-from-shore solution outside Norwegian waters.


Firms in big Saudi energy partnership deal

RIYADH: Schneider Electric and Worley have signed a partnership agreement to develop and deploy digital solutions and new technologies for the energy market and smart city projects across Saudi Arabia.

Together, they will support energy firms and government bodies in the country to achieve their digital transformation ambitions.

By combining Schneider Electric’s expertise in the digital domain and with operational technology with Worley’s digital experience gained from project work around the work, including data visualisation platforms to award-winning robotics, the two will seek to provide the kingdom’s energy firms and government bodies with the support they need to succeed in their own digital transformations in areas that include Artificial Intelligence, the Internet-of-Things and cybersecurity.


QatarEnergy wins Brazil oilfield

DOHA: QatarEnergy, in a consortium with TotalEnergies and Petronas, has been awarded th Sépia Surplus Production Sharing Contract (PSC) contract by Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).

Under the terms, QatarEnergy will hold a 21 per cent interest in the PSC, alongside operator Petrobras (30 per cent), TotalEnergies (28 per cent) and Petronas (21 per cent). Located at depths of 2,000 m off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in the prolific Santos Basin, Sépia is a multi-billion barrel, pre-salt oil field.

Production from the Sépia field started in August 2021 through a dedicated Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) with a production capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day. A second FPSO is expected to be sanctioned in the near future to increase the overall production capacity of the field to more than 350,000 barrels of oil per day.


Floating power plant for Lebanon

BEIRUT: TotalEnergies has agreed to conduct a technical and financial preliminary study related to building a floating regasification unit in Lebanon's Zahrani power plant. The plant will have a capacity for about 650 million cu m of gas annually, but this will rise to 1.4 billion cubic metres after construction of the additional unit.

Lebanon is grappling with crippling economic and fuel crises and has struggled with meagre supplies of state-generated power for months.

TotalEnergies has also expressed willingness to supply Lebanon with the required infrastructure to store and regasify liquid gas, the ministry statement said.


2GW hydrogen plant for Neom

RIYADH: thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers has won a contract from leading industrial gases company Air Products to instal a more than 2 GW electrolysis plant for one of the world’s largest green hydrogen projects at Neom in Saudi Arabia.

Thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate the plant based on its large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module.

Start of production is scheduled for 2026. Upon commissioning, Neom Green Hydrogen Company will operate the facility.

The company will produce hydrogen to be synthesised into carbon-free ammonia for export exclusively by Air Products for global markets.


AIQ inks deal for AI solutions in O&G

ABU DHABI: AIQ, Adnoc’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) joint venture with Group 42, and Beyond Limits have agreed to explore new AI solutions that spur energy transition for the oil and gas industry.

The partnership will support both companies’ innovation efforts in AI to empower organisations in the energy sector to boost performance, optimise operations and increase revenues.

It will also see them collaborate on advancing the commercialisation of AI in a way that delivers a positive impact across the oil and gas value chain.

AIQ and Beyond Limits will leverage each other’s regional and global footprints, technology portfolios and partnerships, to expand and scale on a global level.


Egypt to develop Al-Amal oil field

DUBAI: Egypt has approved a licence to develop its Al-Amal oil field in Gulf of Suez, the country's Water Resources Ministry said.