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Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP)
awards control infrastructure contract

ABB’s System 800xA extended operator workplace


Dec. 17, 2015    + + +  ABB has been awarded a large contract for the 1,850 km Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP). ABB will deliver the control infrastructure to contribute to safe, secure and reliable operation of the pipeline throughout its lifetime. The US$11 billion pipeline will bring Azerbaijan’s natural gas directly to Europe and will interconnect with two others: the South Caucasus at Turkey’s border with Georgia, and the Trans Adriatic at its border with Greece ... read more


Statoil awards North Sea pipeline contracts

Dec. 10, 12015   + + +  Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partners, has awarded contracts for the line pipe, coating and pipe installation of the Johan Sverdrup oil field export pipelines. The total contract value is estimated at slightly less than NOK 2.5 billion (US$0.29 billion). The three contracts cover both the oil and gas export pipelines for Johan Sverdrup, located in the North Sea, approximately 140 km west of Stavanger, Norway. ... read more


Scheuerle and Cygnus Gas Field

Dec. 02, 2015   + + +  For the expansion of the infrastructure for the Cygnus gas field in the North Sea, ALE UK has once again been relying on SCHEUERLE SPMTs. On 168 SPMT axle lines and using a loose coupling mode, a 4,140 t segment of a production platform as well as a total of four support elements with unit weights of between 1,180 and 2,125 t were transported ... read more


MAN Diesel & Turbo
Acquires Cryo’s Marine Fuel & Bunkering Business


Nov. 19, 2015 + + +  MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (part of MAN and Volkswagen Group), acquires the marine fuel gas supply system (FGSS) business from the Sweden based Cryo AB, part of the Linde Engineering Division and a manufacturer of cryogenic equipment for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases. It will be integrated into the company’s four-stroke marine business ... read more


AUV-borne leak detection system inspects Mediterranean pipelines


Nov. 05, 2015   + + +  Following extensive offshore trials, Co.L.Mar’s acoustic leak detector (ALD) has completed its first deployment from an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for inspection of pressurized pipelines ... read more


TAP Awards Contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International
for Onshore Line Pipe and Bends


Oct 29, 2015  + + +  Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) awarded a contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International GMBH for 270 km of the onshore 48-in. OD line pipe, as well as the bends TAP requires for both onshore (48-in.) and offshore (36-in.) use. Salzgitter will provide 48-in. line pipes and bends for TAP’s onshore sections in Albania, Greece, and Italy, and 36-in. bends for the offshore section across the Adriatic, a total of roughly 170,000 tonnes of line pipe ... read more


TAP Awards Three Pipeline Equipment Contracts
Two Italian Companies Selected as the Successful Tenderers


Oct. 16, 2015  + + +   Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded three contracts for the engineering, manufacturing and delivery of 48” and 36” fittings, isolating joints and scraper traps. This equipment will perform various key functions, and will be installed along the TAP route, in line with the project technical specification ... read more


Gassco takes charge of new UK-Norway offshore gas pipeline


Oct. 04,  2015   + + +  Gassco has assumed operatorship of the new 94-km (58-mi) Utsira High gas pipeline (UHGP). This starts at the Edvard Grieg field, 57 km (35 mi) north of Sleipner in the Norwegian North Sea, and will transport up to 5 MMcm/d (177 MMcf/d) of rich gas to a connection point at the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (Sage) pipeline system in the UK, and onward to the St Fergus terminal north of Aberdeen ... read more


Statoil: Polarled gas pipeline crosses Arctic Circle


Aug. 21, 2015  + + +  The Statoil ASA-operated Polarled gas pipeline construction project reported crossing the Arctic Circle. The line will connect Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway. The 482-km, 70 million standard cu m/day pipeline is being laid in as much as 1,265 m of water, marking the first time a 36-in. OD gas pipeline has been installed at such depths, Statoil says, adding that Polarled is the first pipeline to take Norwegian gas infrastructure across the Arctic Circle ... more


BASF and Gazprom sign Memorandum of Understanding
to expand Nord Stream pipeline


July 31, 2015  + + +  BASF subsidiary Wintershall intends to participate in expanding the capacities of the Nord Stream pipeline, which delivers Russian natural gas to European customers via the Baltic Sea. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed today. This expansion of the Nord Stream pipeline will consist of two additional pipelines that could transport up to 55 billion additional cubic meters of Russian natural gas directly to Germany ... more


Voith’s Variable Speed Planetary Gear Vorecon with Dual Torque Converter Growing in U.S. Market


July 13, 2014  + + +  Voith’s patented Vorecon with Dual Torque Converter is expanding its footprint in the U.S. market, with five Vorecons equipped in compressor stations transporting natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation into markets in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast states. These Vorecons are increasing transport capacity by over 25 percent, and improving reliability and efficiency in the process ... more

Bomin-Linde LNG: Development of LNG bunker supply vessel progressing rapidly

July 2, 2015 + + + The tender process initiated by Bomin Linde LNG for contracting a LNG bunker supply vessel has entered the final phase. The vessel is expected to be ordered in the third quarter this year and will become operational in 2017  ... more.

Turkey approves Black Sea gas pipeline system surveys

June 24, 2015 + + + Gazprom says Turkey has issued a permit on engineering surveys for the offshore section of the planned Turkish Stream gas pipeline system in the Black Sea. Investigations will be performed within Turkey’s exclusive economic zone and territorial waters for installation of the first pipeline string. The offshore section of Turkish Stream will eventually comprise four strings, each with throughput capacity of 15.75 bcm (556 bcf)  ... more

Subsea infrastructure taking shape at Aasta Hansteen
off mid-Norway

June 19, 2015 + + + Three subsea templates have been installed ahead of schedule at the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea in 1,300 m (4,265 ft) of water. Aker Solutions built the templates in Sandnessjøen. According to operator Statoil, all are of a new design in which the top structure is separated from the base structure. This allows the templates to be installed in deep and rough waters using a smaller installation vessel  ... more


Gazprom, E.ON, Shell and OMV agree upon developing gas transmission capacities to deliver Russian gas to Europe

ene installation under way from Norwegian Sea

June 18, 2015   + + +  Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Klaus Schaefer, Member of the Management Board of E.ON, Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell and Manfred Leitner, Member of the Executive Board of OMV signed Memorandums of Intent stipulating the cooperation among the said companies within the project for constructing the gas transmission infrastructure for direct supply of Russian gas to European consumers. The documents were inked today within the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015 ... more


Siemens to provide service for compressor stations along Yamal-Europe Transit gas pipeline system in Poland

ene installation under way from Norwegian Sea

May 18, 2015 + + + Siemens has been awarded a service and maintenance contract (in a frame of public procurement law) for the turbo-compressors operating at five compressor stations in Poland along the Yamal-Europe Transit Gas Pipelines System. The customer is EuRoPol GAZ s.a., a company owned by the Polish PGNiG, Russian Gazprom and Polish Gas-Trading S.A  ... more


The time has come for cranes at Expom S.A.


June 16, 2015   + + +  Expom, the leader in production of davits according to DNV qualification association, now goes for the production of marine cranes. Another two Knuckleboom cranes, in which advanced anti-corrosion solutions were applied, left the company's factory ... more


Volga-Dnepr Delivers Wellhead Control Panel
and Hydraulic Power Unit to Singapore

ene installation under way from Norwegian Sea

April 07, 2015 + + +  A wellhead control panel and hydraulic power unit with a combined weight of 17 tonnes has been delivered by Volga-Dnepr Airlines to Singapore in conjunction with leading oil & gas project logistics forwarder ‘Pentagon Freight Services’.  The WCP and HPU form part of the contract awarded by Det norske to SMOE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine for the engineering, procurement and construction of the process, drilling and quarters platform (PDQ) topside to be installed in the Ivar Aasen development in the North Sea ...more


Panalpina adds freighter calls in Baku, Azerbaijan

ene installation under way from Norwegian Sea

April 27, 2015   + + +  Panalpina is adding calls in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, as part of its long-term strategy to expand and optimize its controlled air freight network. Scheduled charters that are operated by Silk Way West Airlines and fly between Luxembourg and Shanghai now call in Baku four times per week. Silk Way deploys 747-8 freighters, which are particularly well-suited for the transport of outsized oil and gas equipment ... more


AirBridgeCargo Starts 2015 with 20% Growth in Tonnage

ene installation under way from Norwegian Sea

April 16, 2015   + + +  In the January 1-March 31 period this year, ABC carried 103,816 tonnes across its international route network connecting customers in Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific through its hub in Moscow. Denis Ilin, Executive President of AirBridgeCargo, said: “20% growth of tonnage and 28% growth of FTK is a solid first quarter performance ... more


Statoil: Polarled pipeline installation under way from Norwegian Sea

ene installation under way from Norwegian Sea

March 27, 2015  + + + The Solitaire pipe-laying vessel has started Stage 1 of the Statoil ASA-operated Polarled installation project connecting Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway. The gas pipeline is now connected to the Nyhamna processing plant, which Royal Dutch Shell PLC will prepare for gas reception ... more


TAP Issues Contract Notice for Italy Onshore Construction


March 25, 2015 + + + Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) invites companies to pre-qualify for the construction of the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and the installation of onshore pipeline in Italy. For further information on TAP’s procurement process and the contracts that it plans to award, please go to:


TANAP - Trans-Anatolien-Pipeline
Rival Russian scheme could complicate future Caspian gas exports


March 19, 2015   + + +   A ceremony took place in Kars in eastern Turkey on Tuesday to mark the ground breaking for the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) project. According to analyst Wood Mackenzie, this is an important step in the 15-year process to export gas from the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea to central and western Europe, providing an alternative to a reliance on Russia gas supplies ... more


TAP Invites Companies to Pre-qualify
for Offshore Construction and Line Pipes


March 03, 2015   + + +  Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has launched two pre-qualification contracts for the construction of the 105 km offshore pipeline section under the Adriatic Sea. The greatest depth the pipeline will be laid is 820 meters ... more 


German gas TSOs launch consultation on their 2015
Network Development Plan


Feb. 23, 2015   + + +   The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have today launched a consultation on their fourth Network Development Plan which presents more detailed plans for the conversion of low calorific value gas networks to high CV gas supplies. According to the 17 TSOs, the 2015 NDP, which has now been published, largely confirms the projects described in the 2014 NDP. At the same time, it provides a more detailed outlook on the situation in the high CV and low CV sectors for the period to 2030 ...  more 


Panalpina and Atlas Air renew partnership
with network expansion in mind


Feb. 12, 2015   + + +   Panalpina and Atlas Air are strengthening their long-standing partnership in the air freight industry. As a cornerstone of a new five-year agreement, Panalpina will switch one of its wet-leased aircraft to more than 200 scheduled charters per year, thereby expanding its unique air freight network ... more

See also: Panalpina establishes Energy Solutions to serve world's biggest logistics demands



MOL Group and Transpetrol Completed the Reconstruction of the Friendship I/Adria Oil Pipeline


Feb.09, 2015   + + +   MOL Group and Transpetrol finished the reconstruction and capacity expansion of the Friendship I/Adria oil pipeline leg between Százhalombatta and Ipolyság in Slovakia. As a result of this strategic investment, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will now be able to further diversify their energy supplies thus significantly improving regional energy security ... more



Moving 50 Tons of Gas Equipment to Uzbekistan
Earns VOLGA-DNEPR Another Long-Term Partner


2015-Feb-06   + + +  Logistics provider G&O Solutions chose to partner with Volga-Dnepr Airlines when it needed to transport 50 tons of gas equipment for a compressor station from Kazan in Russia to Karshi, Uzbekistan. The cargo was moved onboard two IL-76TD-90VD freighter flights and included rotor and wheelspace, piping and tanks, pumps, coolers and other supporting equipment. These are being used to increase gas production at the Shurtan compressor station in the biggest gas-condensate field in Uzbekistan ... more 


Kanon Marine loading arms
Twin Arms

2014-Dec-22   + + +   KANON Loading Equipment BV is a Netherlands-based first-class supplier on the international market for Marine, Rail and Road liquid transfer systems. The loading and unloding sequence is a time consuming event, as the feed lines have limited capacity. To cope with this limitation, often more than one loading arm are connected at the same time ... learn more about twin-arms in the news section of Kanon's website


Worldwide Pipeline Construction
Oil & Gas Journal’s Forecast & Review

The Forecast & Review/Worldwide Pipeline Construction 2015 Webcast will address Oil & Gas Journal’s outlooks for the oil market and pipeline construction in a year of turbulence. Based on two annual special reports, the webcast will be presented by OGJ Editor Bob Tippee and OGJ Managing Editor-Technology Chris Smith, January 30, 2015  ... more



Russia’s Turkey pipeline deal possibly may keep
door to Europe ajar


Dec. 18, 2014 + + + Russia’s memorandum of understanding to build a natural gas pipeline to Turkey after canceling its South Stream project could help keep the door open for it to eventually sell more gas to Europe, two Washington-based observers suggested (OGJ Online, Dec. 2, 2014) ... more


Sulzer Delivers its 1000th Pump to Enbridge Pipelines Inc.


Dec 17, 2014 + + + Sulzer recently delivered its 1000th pump to Enbridge, marking a unique event in the history of both companies as well as in the industry. The event crowns a relationship that has spanned over six decades ... more


Technip awarded a €100 million Onshore Oil & Gas Terminal project by ONGC in India


Dec. 17, 2014   + + +  Technip has been awarded an approximately €100 million contract by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to build a 6 MMSCMD (1) onshore terminal at Odalarevu in Andhra Pradesh, India, as part of the Integrated Development of Vashishta (VA) & S1 fields ... more


TAP Invites Companies to Pre-qualify
for Line Pipes and Bends


Dec. 17, 2014   + + +  Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has launched its pre-qualification process for onshore line pipes and bends. The scope for this contract has been divided into six lots which will be delivered to marshalling yards in Kavala and Thessaloniki in Greece and Durres in Albania. The total length required for the line pipes will be approximately 780 km, totalling approximately 443,000 tonnes in weight, with a diameter of 48 inches and 36 inches respectively ... more


TAP issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves


Dec 09, 2014   + + +   Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG’s (TAP) procurement process moves forward as it issues its next Invitations to Tender (ITT) for the supply of large diameter ball valves and actuators. The ITT covers 55 valves at 48” and 36”, class 600 and 900. The requirements and quality of the large diameter ball valves and actuators ... more


Complex Pipeline Refurbishment Program Delivers Major Gains


Dec 08, 2014 + + + Keeping hundreds of miles of Poland’s pipelines flowing at optimum capacity isn’t easy. It’s a demanding job, requiring great care and attention to planning and executing the rigorous maintenance programs necessary to ensure that every line is clean and free of defects, especially those that could eventually cripple production. A recent pipeline refurbishment program carried out by a major gas transmission operator in the mountains of eastern Poland, along the Ukraine border, illustrates the complex nature of maintaining pipelines ... more


HBM: Fiber Optic Strain Sensors Monitor Pipeline Integrity


Dec. 05, 2014 + + + Using strain gauges to monitor stress on oil and gas pipelines helps prevent failure, but using them effectively and affordably requires highly skilled technicians. A new pipeline monitoring solution using fiber optic strain sensors offers an easier solution. Bragg grating strain sensors entail simpler wiring and require no calibration. In a pipeline application, chains of these sensors can connect to a monitoring system via a single pair of fiber optic cables, not only simplifying implementation but reducing cabling costs compared to conventional strain gauge sensors. Fiber optic cables are also safer in such potentially explosive environments .... more ... Source: Oil & Gas Journal Newsletter DAILY UPDATE


After scuttling South Stream,
Russia plans line to Turkey instead


Dec. 02, 2014    + + +  Russia has decided against the construction of the 930-km South Stream natural gas pipeline across the Black Sea from Russia to Bulgaria, citing delays on the part of the European Union in taking the steps necessary to move forward. Press reports have OAO Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller as confirming the decision originally announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Miller and Mehmet Konuk, chairman of Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corp., signed a memorandum of understanding Dec. 1 on instead building an offshore gas pipeline from the Russkaya compressor station (also South Stream’s starting point) under construction in the Krasnodar Territory across the Black Sea to Turkey.


Pipe Cold Bending Machines from Schwarze-Robitec
Bending the Costs Downward


Dec 02, 2014    + + +  There are many kilometres of pipe on oil platforms, complex chemical plants, refineries and large power stations. All feature similarly large stretches of pipeline. In view of these quantities, pipe fitting plays a special role in plant and pipeline construction; the conduit system must be installed quickly and efficiently. Moreover, these constructions are essential for the function and efficiency of the plants ...


TAP issues Invitations to Tender for Compressor Stations


Nov. 26, 2014    + + +   Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has issued its next Invitations to Tender (ITT) for compressor stations in Greece and Albania. TAP is issuing two separate ITTs – one for Greece and one for Albania. In Greece, the ITT will cover the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of one compressor station at Kipoi. In Albania, the ITT is for the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of one compressor station at Fier, and one metering station at Billisht. The metering station is designed to measure natural gas coming from the Greek section of TAP ....


Pipeline transportation market set for 10% annual growth


October 22, 2014   + + +   The global pipeline transportation market is predicted to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0 percent over the next five years. A new report from MarketsandMarkets examines the global market for pipeline systems, including those for carrying fuels, chemicals, water supply and other fluids. The research firm estimates that the market will be worth $8.69 billion by 2019 .... Source: Processing Magazine

TAP issues EPC tender invitation for onshore pipeline sections


Oct. 16, 2014 + + + Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has issued an invitation to tender (ITT) on engineering, procurement, and construction contract, which may be split into further contracts depending on the offering bids, for its onshore portion. The ITT follows the prequalification process for onshore pipeline construction companies launched earlier this year (OGJ Online, May 12, 2014). Scope includes EPC of about 760 km of 48-in. OD onshore pipeline in Greece and Albania. Companies being invited to tender are international pipeline construction organizations, including companies from TAP’s host countries ...

Enagás joins Trans Adriatic Pipeline


Sept. 30, 2014   + + +   Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) announced today that Enagás has joined the project as a new shareholder with a 16% stake in the company. In addition, existing shareholder Fluxys has increased its stake in TAP from 16% to 19%. The new arrangement follows the purchase by Enagás and Fluxys of the 19% of TAP shares previously owned by E.ON (9%) and Total (10%). TAP’s shareholding is now comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).

Linde awarded engineering contract for LNG plant in Canada


Sep 11, 2014  + + +  Technology company The Linde Group has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for a 2.1 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) natural gas liquefaction plant for Woodfibre LNG Limited, a subsidiary of energy resources development company Pacific Oil & Gas (PO&G). The Woodfibre LNG Project will be located in the District of Squamish near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "The Woodfibre LNG Project is of high strategic value for Linde, as it bridges the gap in the LNG industry between traditional mid-scale and large-scale LNG trains," said Professor Dr Aldo Belloni, member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. "The Project will be the second largest Linde-engineered LNG plant, surpassed in capacity only by the LNG facility on Melkøya Island near Hammerfest, Norway."

Panalpina establishes Energy Solutions
to serve world’s biggest logistics demands


Sept 5, 2014 + + + Panalpina has merged its Panprojects and Oil & Gas activities to create Panalpina Energy Solutions, a specialised service that designs tailor-made transport solutions for the world’s most ambitious energy projects. Panalpina veteran Hans Toggweiler heads the new entity. Panalpina’s latest move to improve has seen it merge two of its most distinctive activities to create a new specialised service for the energy sector. Panalpina Energy Solutions gives customers access to a global force of skilled professionals with the knowledge, experience and resources at their disposal to deliver on the most demanding logistics needs ...

Volga-Dnepr's IL-76TD-90VD fleet
sees Oil and Gas Deliveries double in first half of 2014


July 25, 2014  + + +  Volga-Dnepr Group’s Engineering & Logistics Center (ELC) developed a special loading frame that provided a timely and cost efficient solution for a customer moving a 30-ton oil and gas shipment onboard its IL-76TD-90VD from Johor Bahru, Malaysia, to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. The oil and gas shipment consisted of five pieces, including 13-metre pipes weighing 18 tons ...

South Stream: Supervisory Board Takes Note of Preparations
for Construction of South Stream Offshore Pipeline


8 July 2014   + + +   The Supervisory Board of Directors of South Stream Transport B.V. met today in Amsterdam to discuss progress of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline. The Supervisory Board was updated on preparations for construction of the first two underwater pipelines. In June 2014, South Stream Transport received the Russian onshore construction permit and preparations for the construction of micro-tunnels and landfall facilities in Russia are underway ...
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