Under the contract, the JV will undertake fabrication of three pre-assembled unit complex process modules for the Arctic LNG 2 Project, which is being developed in northern Siberia Image: QMW has bagged a contract for the for Arctic LNG 2 Project. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel/Pixabay. McDermott International’s joint venture (JV) in China has bagged a contract to deliver three complex modules for Novatek’s $21.3bn (£17.28bn) Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia.The joint venture – Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering (QMW) will be responsible for the fabrication of three pre-assembled unit complex process modules for the Russian LNG project. Based in Qingdao, QMW is McDermott’s joint venture with the Chinese state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).McDermott did not reveal the exact contract value but indicated that its share is in the range of $50m-$250m (£40.15m- £200.73m).Under the scope of the contract, the joint venture will carry out fabrication engineering, partial procurement, construction and pre-commissioning scope.McDermott expects the fabrication work for the modules to begin at the year-end with completion slated for mid-2022.QMW provides integrated engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning solutions for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), onshore and offshore modules market, and also fabrication capabilities. The joint venture’s operations are carried out at a fabrication yard in the Huangdao District in Qingdao.McDermott Asia Pacific senior vice president Ian Prescott said: “This award recognizes QMW’s experience and excellent performance in the Arctic on an earlier Yamal LNG project. It is further evidence that QMW is a tier one module fabricator in the LNG market.“Fabrication will be completed in QMW’s mega module workshop which provides increased certainty for safety, schedule and successful project delivery.”FID taken on Arctic LNG 2 project in September 2019Earlier this month, Novatek and its partners sanctioned the final investment decision (FID) for the Arctic LNG 2 project to be developed in northern Siberia. The Russian LNG project will feature three liquefaction plants, which will have a combined production capacity of 19.8 million tons per annum (mtpa).The first of the trains is slated to be brought online in 2023, while the second and third trains are scheduled to be commissioned in 2024 and 2026, respectively.The Arctic LNG 2 project will see a natural gas liquefaction plant constructed on the Gydan Peninsula in the Russian Arctic region, along with the development of the Utrenneye field, which will provide the feedstock.
Equinor is looking to develop the Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind extension projects as a single project with an integrated grid option.Equinor revealed the plan in the Scoping Report which supports a request for a formal Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Opinion from the Planning Inspectorate for the proposed extension projects.The company said it had accepted an offer from the National Grid for connection at Norwich Main that could accommodate both projects.The exact locations of the offshore and onshore infrastructure are not yet finalized, while two landfall options, including the Weybourne and the Bacton area, are being considered.According to Equinor, an integrated approach will benefit the planning and construction of the electrical infrastructure system, will reduce the overall environmental impact and help to respond to concerns regarding the general lack of a holistic approach to offshore wind development.However, given the different ownership of the projects, a separated grid option will allow the projects to be constructed in a phased approach, if necessary.The application will thus seek consent for alternative grid solutions in the same overall corridors to allow for both the integrated and separated grid options.The Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal extensions are two of the seven offshore wind extension projects that the Crown Estate selected in August following a plan level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, is to hold an emergency meeting with the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday.According to a statement from the Special Assistant to the Minister (Media), Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, the meeting will hold in the Minister’s conference room at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja at 2pm.Dalungâ€™s meeting the NFFâ€™s Technical Committee headed by Chris Green is coming on the heels of the Super Eagles AFCON 2019 qualifier 0-2 loss to visiting Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo at the weekend. Nigeria is now third in the Group E table behind Libya and South Africa.Â Seychelles is the fourth team in the group. Â Meanwhile, the Minister has called on football lovers and Nigerians generally to collectively support the Super Eagles in their quest for Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup tickets.“This is a temporary setback which is surmountable. We need to sit with the Technical Committee and crew to find out the immediate and remote causes of this setback.Â “We have very young talented players in the Super Eagles and we trust that with more hard work and determination, this result can be reversed when we go to South Africa.“This is just the beginning of a long journey. The Super Eagles will definitely be in Cameroon because we can’t afford to be absent at the Africa Cup of Nations for a third consecutive time.â€œWe must do all within our means to support the team when they win and when there’s a setback. We will ensure that no stone is left unturned in our pursuit of a ticket to Cameroon.” Dalung assured football stakeholders.Meanwhile, South Africa Head Coach Stuart Baxter has revealed that plaudits have continued to trail Bafana Bafanaâ€™s 2-0 defeat of Nigeria last weekend.â€œI have received countless messages of congratulations, mostly from back home in South Africa. They are still trickling it and it goes to show what this win means for the country,â€ said an emotional Baxter.â€œIt is the way the victory was achieved which has been so emotional. The long trip to west Africa, the short preparation period and then go into the match and completely outplay the home favourites is something special,â€ reflected Baxter.He said Bafana were cautious in the opening minutes but once they realised the Super Eagles were there for the taking, they completely took control of the game.â€œWe were comfortable on the ball, hit the post twice; I am absolutely delighted. This is what South Africa should do on a regular basis,â€ he said, touching on how successful Vision 2022 was penning out.Â Â Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram