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Pulse   05/26/2014
Planning

Belgium Total S.A. is planning to modify the existing naphtha cracker unit at its refinery in Antwerp. The cracker is designed to process hydrocarbon streams recovered from new refinery off-gas and interconnecting works. Maire Tecnimont SpA has been selected as the general contractor. The project has been valued at $100 million. Total S.A., 2, place Jean Miller, La Defense 6, Paris, France. DR#14-00486408.

Brazil Prumo Global Logistics is planning to build a new offshore support-base terminal at the T2 terminal at the Port of Acu. Edison-Chouest Offshore is the designer. The project is valued at $50 million. (Prumo Global Logistics was formerly named LLX.) Prumo Global Logistics, Praca Mahatma Gandhi, Rio de Janeiro. DR#14-00502779.

England Sellafield Ltd. has selected a joint venture—led by the Mace Group Ltd., along with its partners Areva and Atkins—as the general contractor to carry out the Silos Direct Encapsulation Plant decommissioning project at the Sellafield nuclear-waste reprocessing facility. The project entails building a customized waste treatment plant to process legacy materials from Magnox fuel and decommissioning all high-hazard facilities on the site. The project has been valued at between $1.3 billion and $2.3 billion. Sellafield Ltd., Attn: Karl Connor, Press Officer, Sellafield, Seascale Site, Cumbria. DR#14-00494513.

Kuwait The Kuwait National Petroleum Co. has awarded several major contracts for work to upgrade a pair of refineries as part of its Clean Fuels Project. KNPC awarded a $3.7-billion contract to a consortium—led by Petrofac, along with its partners Samsung Engineering and CB&I—to upgrade the Mina Abdullah I refinery. The company also awarded a $3.4-billion contract to a joint venture—led by Fluor Corp., along with its partners Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.—to upgrade the Mina Abdullah II refinery. The work will expand the refineries' combined capacity and improve their environmental standards. Kuwait National Petroleum Co., Attn: Khaled Anwar Al-Awadhi, Manager, P.O. Box 70, Safat. DR#14-00438606.

Mexico Cemex and Fisterra Energy are planning to build the Ventika and Ventika II wind farms in the state of Nuevo Leon. Each of the two wind farms will have a capacity of 126 MW. Combined, they will consist of eighty-four 3-MW wind-power turbines, with 116-m-dia rotors, mounted on 120- meter-high concrete towers. The Acciona Group is the general contractor. Construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016. The project is valued at $650 million. Cemex, Ave. Ricardo Margain, Col Valle del Campestre, San Pedro Garza Garcia. DR#14-00490884

Qatar Qatar Railways Co. is planning to build the Gold Line of the Doha Metro, which will entail twin tunnels 11 kilometers long and nine underground stations. The owner has selected a five-partner consortium to design and build the project. Turkish firms STFA Group and Yapi Merkezi lead the consortium; the remaining partners include India's Larsen & Toubro, Greece's Aktor Group and Qatar's al-Jaber Engineering. Construction is expected to be completed by 2018. The project has been valued at $4.4 billion. Qatar Railways Co., Attn: Saad Ahmed Al Mhuannadi, CEO, 231 Suhaim Bin Hamad St., Al Sadd Area 38, Doha. DR #14-00506755.

South Africa Transnet SOC Ltd. is planning to build a dig-out port at the site of the old Durban International Airport, which closed in 2010. The project entails building a 16-berth container terminal, with an annual capacity of 9.6-million, 20-foot equivalent units, an automotive terminal, and a liquid bulk-handling facility. The project has been valued at between $7 million and $9.5 million. Transnet SOC Ltd., Attn: Karl Socikwa, 150 Commissioner St., Johannesburg. DR#14-00499806.

United Arab Emirates Dubai-based Meraas Holding, in partnership with Six Flags Entertainment Corp., is planning to build a Six Flags-branded theme park as part of a complex of five theme parks in Jebel Ali. Expected to open in 2017, it will be the first Six Flags park located outside the U.S. The project's value has been estimated at $100 million. Meraas Holding, Attn: Raed Al Nuaimi, Emaar Square, Building One, Dubai. DR#14-00492748.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

United Arab Emirates CH2M Hill, serving as program manager, is currently managing the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Program, a gravity-driven, hydraulic tunnel network for wastewater. The project owner is the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Co. The program consists of three components: a 41- kilometer-long sewer tunnel; 43 km of smaller-dia link sewers; and a pumping station with a design capacity of 30 cu meters per second. Link sewers will be used to intercept flows from existing gravity sewers upstream of the existing pumping stations. The flows will be channeled by gravity via the deep-tunnel sewer to the main pumping station, then lifted to the central wastewater treatment facilities. Construction started in 2009 and is expected to be completed in late 2015. The project is valued at $1.5 billion. CH2M Hill, 9191 S. Jamaica St., Englewood, N.J. 80112. DR#14-00506830.

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