International consortium to supervise Cyprus LNG infrastructure project
The Natural Gas Infrastructure Company of Cyprus (ETYFA) completed the evaluation procedure for the selection of the Owner’s Engineers team that will advise ETYFA and oversee the project for the development of the Cyprus LNG Import Terminal. The consortium “Hill International N.V. and Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore Greek branch” was ranked first, with Tractebel and Gazocean as subcontractors. The Owner’s Engineers team is internationally renowned, with strong representation in Europe.
On May 21, ETYFA received eight proposals from international energy companies and consortia. The proposals were evaluated on the basis of the requirements and procedures of the tender and the regulations applicable to public contracts. Energy engineering giants expressed their vivid interest in the project pointing out that this is a project of particular importance in terms of energy and geopolitics, in the wider region of Southeast Mediterranean.
The contract with the international consortium includes planned scope as well as the potential costs for additional tasks. The evaluation procedure was completed in an unhindered way. There has been no appeal to the Tender’s Review Authority, which enables the engineer team to directly assume the project.
The LNG Import Terminal will include an FSRU, a jetty for the mooring of the FSRU, in a North – South direction for approximately 750 to 800 meters, then turning South-West for approximately 430 to 500 meters. It will have the ability to receive LNG Carriers ranging in size from 125.000 m3 to Qflex (217.000 m3).
Corrosion Control for Gas Treating Amines: Technology Leads to Increased Amine Unit Efficiency
Accelerated basin drilling activities combined with increased fugitive gas emission capture technologies have increased trace oxygen levels in midstream natural gas. Oxygen present in concentrations even as low 30-50 ppm will cause costly corrosion-related problems in plant operations and processing equipment. One area in the plant most affected by oxygen is the amine unit. Oxygen will degrade MDEA-blended amines to corrosive amino acids and heat-stable amine salts.
Learn how a new technology from BASF combined with innovation from Nalco Water can increase amine efficiency and reduce costs associated with corrosion. This new technology will inhibit the degradation of amines from oxygen attack and control corrosion in process gas, while stabilizing the amine from degradation into bicine and other heat-stable amine salts. Together with Nalco Water’s real-time amine corrosion control program, have been proven to both mitigate oxygen degradation of amine and reduce the overall corrosivity of amine units.
August 19, 2020 10:00 AM CDT