Bechtel is on track to complete the acquisition of an additional three LNG production trains on Curtis Island by the end of this year, quadrupling Queensland’s LNG production. Bechtel is constructing the state’s first three LNG plants, the first in the world to convert commercial quantities of coal seam gas into liquid form ready for export. When complete, the operators of the plants, Queensland Curtis LNG, GLNG Plan Project and Australia Pacific LNG, will produce the commodity for export to their global customers.
Six production trains are expected to be operational when Bechtel hands over the LNG plants to the owner teams for long term operation. Queensland Curtis LNG Train 1 has been producing LNG since December 2014, filling over 16 ships with cargo to date. Bechtel is now working on delivering the second train for that project. Concurrently, Bechtel teams on the GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG plants recently introduced gas into their systems and began producing their own power as part of commissioning the first of two production trains on each site. The second production trains on each of these projects are expected to be operational early next year.
The engineering and services group Bilfinger has once again retained its position as the largest provider of facility services in Germany for 2014. In the most recent industry rankings from consulting firm Lunendonk, the company was ranked first as in the years before. The output volume generated by real estate services in Germany in 2014 amounted to over 1.2 billion Euros. Including international activities, the group’s output volume in this business were over 2 billion Euros. Bilfinger has recently shown particularly strong growth in international markets. Primarily in the important British market, the company has considerably expanded its position through the acquisitions of consulting company GVA and real estate services provider Europa Support Services.
Gravity Midstream LLC, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Gravity Midstream Corpus Christi, LLC, has closed on the acquisition of a 44 acre crude oil logistics terminal located on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in the heart of the area’s refining centre. The fully permitted facility will serve traders, producers and refiners of crude oil and condensate produced in the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin. Gravity expects to bring the terminal into service in September this year, under the name Gravity Oil Terminal at Corpus Christi.
Arthur J. Brass, Gravity Midstream President commented, “we are excited to take ownership and begin the process of commissioning and expanding this unique facility. The GOTAC terminal is a logistically advantaged facility that provides a significant outlet for oil produced in the Eagle Ford and Permian areas and will soon offer storage, processing and throughput service via all four major modes of connectivity.”
Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd., has announced that Wison Engineering, Ltd., its indirect non-wholly owned subsidiary, has signed a strategic cooperative agreement with Guizhou Xinxin Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. and Tianjin University. Pursuant to the agreement, the three parties will jointly promote the commercialisation of their proprietary technology for the production of ethylene glycol from synthetic gas. Moreover, Wison Engineering will provide EPC services relating to a demonstration unit for the yellow phosphorus tail gas to 70 000 tpy oxalic acid and 10 000 tpy ethylene glycol project under the strategic agreement.
Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd
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