Tag Archives: pipeline construction

Companies Win TAP Contracts

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG awarded Spiecapag, a subsidiary of Entrepose (VINCI Group), the EPC contract for three legs of the onshore Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project. One, in Greece between Kipoi and Kavala, is 185 km, while two, between Bilisht and Topoje in Albania, total 215 km. Also, Hill International has received a contract from Technipetrol Hellas S.A., an affiliate of Technip S.A., to provide project management support services in connection with construction of the project. TAP is the European leg of the Southern Gas Corridor, a complex value chain of energy projects that links natural […]

Punj Lloyd Wins Pipeline Contracts in Oman

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

Punj Lloyd won an EPC contract valued at $404 million from the Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company and Oman Gas Company (OGC), which are owned by the government of the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Oil Company SAOC. The contract awards, reported by Gulf Oil & Gas, indicated the scope of work includes construction of a 14-inch, 300-km NGL pipeline and a 32-inch, 300-km gas pipeline. The 14-inch pipeline, part of Orpic’s $ 6.4 billion Liwa Plastic Industries Complex, will travel from the New Fahud NGL plant to the Steam Cracker Unit in […]

3 Workers Hurt in N.J. Gas Line Explosion

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

An explosion in Bayonne, NJ on March 30 injured three contractors installing a new gas main on a street named to honor Korean War veterans. Public Service Electric & Gas said the workers were testing the pipe with air, which is standard practice, when the incident occurred on Chosin Few Way in a section of Bayonne that was once a military base. Two workers were hospitalized with serious injuries. Another worker sustained minor injuries, and two police officers at the worksite were taken to a hospital as a precaution. The cause of the explosion is […]

Q&A: A Day in the Life of an Ironworker

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

It pays to learn a trade. That’s a story that Chris Jania can talk about. Jania, 43, has been a member of the Ironworkers Local Union 84 for 20 years and has been involved in a number of energy-related projects because he took the time to learn his craft, and learn it well. A Sagittarius, Jania embodies the definition of his half-human, half-horse counterpart with his infinite generosity, Utopian outlook, and an undeniable knack at making those around him laugh. As accomplished as he is today, Jania spent most of his teenage years working at […]

BLM Proposal Would Stimulate Pipeline Construction

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

New proposed limits on flaring and venting of natural gas from wells on federal lands could be a boon to the pipeline construction industry. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new limits in February to reduce atmospheric emissions of methane. Kyle Danish, a partner at Van Ness Feldman, explains, “A significant amount of venting and flaring occurs when a resource is developed, but there is no gathering or pipeline infrastructure available for the produced gas. So, greater restrictions on flaring and venting could result in more incentives to get infrastructure in place and get […]

Punj Lloyd-Limak JV Awarded TANAP Construction Contract

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

Punj Lloyd, in a 50-50 joint venture with Limak, was awarded the contract to construct 459 km of the 48-inch Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP) gas pipeline in Turkey. Awarded by TANAP Doğalgaz İletim A.Ş., Punj Lloyd’s value of the project is US$ 204 million. TANAP will be built to transport gas emanating from the South Caucasus Pipeline Company (SCPC) pipeline in Georgia and terminating into the Trans- Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Greece. The project aims to bring gas produced from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz-2 gas field and other areas of the Caspian Sea, […]

Fluor Donation Kicks Off Industrial Construction Management Partnership with UH

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

The University of Houston and Fluor are partnering to promote state-of-the-art training for students in the UH Department of Construction Management. The partnership was cemented with a $1 million grant from the Fluor Foundation, Fluor’s philanthropic organization, which UH will use as a research grant to implement the project’s goals. It is a record grant for the construction management program. The department offers two programs: an industrial track, designed to train leaders for large-scale projects, including refineries and petrochemical plants, and a commercial building track. Industrial construction – especially along the Gulf Coast – is […]

Fluor Wins Construction Management Project

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

Fluor Corp. has won a construction management contract from Sunoco Logistics for the Mariner East 2 project at its Marcus Hook Industrial Complex on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the fourth quarter of 2015. Upon completion, Mariner East 2 is anticipated to provide an additional 275,000 bpd of NGLs for distribution to local, domestic and international markets. Fluor will manage the construction of new terminal facilities to store, chill, process and distribute propane, butane and ethane at the complex.

Iowa Panel Says Construction Can Begin on Oil Pipeline

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

DES MOINES (AP) — State utility regulators have deemed that construction can begin on the Bakken oil pipeline in Iowa as soon as federal permits are obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two other plans are filed. The Iowa Utilities Board voted unanimously this past week to issue the order, which declares that Dakota Access LLC has substantially complied with conditions established last month when the state panel approved the pipeline project, the Des Moines Register reported.  Ward Lentz, regulatory bureau chief for the Rock Island District of the Corps, says construction […]