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State-owned GAIL (India) Ltd will build one of India's largest proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer at Guna in Madhya Pradesh to produce green hydrogen by the end of 2023, as it looks to supplement its natural gas business with carbon-free fuel. In a statement, India's largest gas transporting and marketing firm said it has awarded the contract to set up the PEM-based project that will produce 4.3 tonnes of green hydrogen per day (about 10 MW capacity), which will be mixed in natural gas for supply to industries.
Sonnedix, the global solar independent power producer (IPP), has completed the acquisition of a 5.1 MW portfolio of operating assets from Diversis Energía, S.L., and Grupo Enerpal.The portfolio is comprised of two ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) plants located in Spain. Both plants are under the Spanish regulatory regime and have been in operations since 2008 and 2006 respectively.
SNC-Lavalin has secured a Project Management Contract from Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited (LSP). The Montreal-based engineering major will form an integrated team of personnel with LSP to manage a variety of contractors on site. President, Oil & Gas at SNC-Lavalin said that the project will leverage SNC-Lavalin’s project management and technical skills. LSP is investing US$5.4 billion to develop, construct and operate Vietnam’s first integrated petrochemicals complex.
Oil supermajor, Saudi Aramco has granted Turkish construction firm, Tekfen with a construction contract for the Haradh Gas Plant. Tekfen will carry out the construction of satellite gas compression plants pipelines, which is a part of the expansion project currently underway for the Haradh Plant. Total daily gas production will climb by more than one billion standard cubic feet. The deal has been closed in $590 million and will be expected for completion in 33 months.
Oil supermajor Shell has been found violating the climate pollution rules in a plant at the site in Fife, Scotland. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SPEA) has fined the oil firm with £40,000, citing failure to fulfill condition 4 of Greenhouse Emissions Permit. Shell publicly apologized for the technical error, stating that environmental protection is one of their top priorities.
Italian engineering firm, Maire Tecnimont has been granted numerous new contracts and additional works of existing contract by the clients located in Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and America, which has a total worth of $730m. The new acquisitions include an EPC contract by Abu Dhabi Polymer Company for a new polypropylene unit, with a production capacity of 480,000 tpa. The project is expected to complete by 2021.
Due to hot weather, a military-owned petrochemical plant near the Cairo International Airport exploded, reported Al-Ahram Online. Eight people were supposedly injured, while no deaths have been reported yet. The fire was put out successfully by firefighters, while army sent rescue teams to the scene assistance. Although large plumes of smoke were reportedly rising in the air, Ministry of Civil Aviation has denied any disruption in the air traffic.