Fluor’s joint venture team, KPJV, has been selected by Tengizchevroil (TCO) to execute the front-end engineering and design for the Multi-Phase Pump Project in Kazakhstan.
The project will see the installation of multi-phase pump technology across the gathering network of existing oil and gas facilities at the Tengiz and Korolev fields to maintain crude production.
The project scope includes FEED, detail design and procurement services.
TCO is a joint venture between Chevron, ExxonMobil, KazMunay Gas and LukAgro. The group is undertaking a USD46 billion expansion of the Tengiz oilfield.
TCO’s Future Growth Project – Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP- WPMP) will increase crude oil production at the Tengiz field by approximately 260,000 barrels per day; it is one of a limited number of megaprojects in the oil and gas arena that has been approved since the oil price crashed in mid-2014.
Belgium-headquartered heavy transport and rigging specialist Sarens has been awarded what it claims is the largest contract in its history and will undertake the land transportation and installation of the pre-assembled units (PAU), pre-assembled racks (PAR) and associated oversize equipment for the project.
A new plant that will increase well pressure at the field is being built on a modular basis with PAUs measuring 66 m x 16.5 m x 11 m, and weighing up to 1,800 tonnes, being manufactured in South Korea and Italy. Similar-sized PARs will be fabricated within the Caspian region.
Sarens will develop and operate two transhipment bases (TSB) – one in Finland and one in Bulgaria – where cargo will be offloaded from oceangoing vessels and loaded onto smaller river vessels for delivery to the site in the Caspian Sea.
China’s Cosco Shipping said it would be responsible for transporting modules weighing up to 1,800 tonnes from fabrication yards in South Korea and Europe to transhipment bases in Burgas, Bulgaria, and Finland. The shipping line will mobilise a fleet of 18 semi-submersible vessels and deck carriers to perform about 60 shipments between 2018 and 2020.
Part of the work under the contract will be subcontracted to Coscol’s South Korean partners – Dongbang Transport Logistics, Hanjin Transportation, CJ Korea Express and Chung Yang Shipping.
As part of the project, Denmark-headquartered shipping, forwarding and transport company Blue Water Shipping (BWS),in partnership with Topaz Marine and Energy, was awarded a USD350 million contract for the development and operation of 15 bespoke module carrying vessels (MCV).
Blue Water Shipping, in collaboration with Kazmortransflot (KMTF), also signed a separate USD154 million deal for the transportation of 75 modules weighing up to 1,600 tonnes on the Caspian Sea from Kuryk to the Port of Prorva, close to the Tengiz field.
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