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  1. Penspen Secures Over $70 million Worth of New contracts in Middle East & Africa

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    Company delivers very successful year to date and strong forecasts despite pandemic

    We have recorded a highly successful year to date in the Middle East and Africa with a strong performance forecast for the rest of the year. 

    The company’s Project Management Consultancy (PMC) service line has secured more than $50 million from five new, long-term contracts from a major Middle East NOC during 2021. The Engineering Project Consultancy (EPC) projects being executed under Penspen’s PMC supervision will support the achievement of the client’s 2030 integrated strategy goals. 

    Penpen’s Asset Integrity (AI) service line has secured more than $10 million from four new, long-term contracts from BP ROO, Dubai Petroleum and a Middle East NOC. The contracts cover a range of Asset Integrity services, including pipeline integrity management, corrosion consultancy, risk based inspection assessment and cathodic protection assessment.  

    In addition, Penspen’s Engineering service line has brought in more than $10 million from 17 new medium-term contracts from Robt Stone, Galfar Emirates, Target Engineering Construction Company, Archirodon, Arabian Industries, Probus Engineering Construction and Petrozim Line PVT Ltd. The contracts cover a range of support services such as Study, FEED and detailed design for the development of energy assets in the Middle East and Africa.  

    “We are delighted with our performance in the Middle East and Africa so far this year, particularly in light of such challenging global market conditions caused by the pandemic. These long and medium-term contracts establish a solid platform for further growth throughout this year and beyond, ” said Neale Carter, Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions at Penspen. 

    “We appreciate the confidence placed in us by our highly valued clients. Their trust in us to deliver our leading Project Management Consultancy, Asset Integrity and Engineering Consultancy services is the driver behind our continuing regional expansion. We have doubled our regional workforce in the past four years to over 560 members of staff, and to support our new contract awards we expect to see our numbers grow to over 600 members of staff by the end of 2021.”

     

    Contacts:  

    • Roxie Nilsson, Global Marketing & Communications Manager, Penspen 

    r.nilsson@penspen.com 

    +44(0)7966 313216  

    • Andy Groundwater, Fifth Ring

    andy.groundwater@fifthring.com

  2. Penspen Signs Second Contract with Galfar Emirates

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    Technical expertise recognised with four-year agreement for 51 wells in Abu Dhabi

    We have secured a four-year contract from leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) organisation, Galfar Engineering & Contracting Emirates. This is Penspen’s second award from Galfar in recent months. 

    Having built a significant track record in onshore pipeline engineering, Penspen has been chosen to provide the procurement and construction of flowlines and wellhead installations for 51 wells in ADNOC Onshore’s oilfields at Shah, Qusahwira and Mender in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  

    The scope of the project is to increase the crude oil production from the subject fields whilst ensuring timely delivery of multiple type of wells in task order. The exercise will see Penspen, with its extensive experience from similar projects, cover the design and detailed engineering of different types of wells, including gas lift, water alternating gas (WAG), electrical submersible pump (ESP), water injection and water disposal wells.  Additionally, Penspen will support Galfar with project delivery to ensure that time, quality and budget is met by June 2025. 

    Mohamed Elwakeel, Penspen’s Regional Sales and Marketing Director for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, said: “The latest contract award is another endorsement of the long track record Penspen has had in the Middle East. This year marks 60 years since our first office opened in the Middle East, and we are delighted to be continuing to work with key local partners such as Galfar Emirates and ADNOC Onshore.  

    “It is through relationships like these that the Penspen name has become synonymous with offering skilled solutions to client dilemmas, regardless of where the work is in the world. The differentiator for Penspen is the technical and operational quality of service we deliver to clients, and the range of work required across 51 wells will suit our experienced teams 

    “We look forward to working with Galfar and ADNOC on this project, as well as others in the future. 

     Penspen has been providing engineering, project management, asset management and integrity services to the oil and gas industry worldwide for more than 65 years since being founded as Spencer & Partners in 1954. Since then, the company has undertaken more than 10,000 projects, and has grown to include over 1,000 engineers, with major offices in key global locations.  

    The announcement of the Abu Dhabi contract comes just days after it was revealed that Penspen had secured a 10-month engineering contract from Petrozim Line Ltd to deliver a next-generation engineering project for the Feruka-Harare pipeline in Zimbabwe.  

     

    Contacts:  

    • Roxie Nilsson, Global Marketing & Communications Manager, Penspen 

    r.nilsson@penspen.com 

    +44(0)7966 313216  

    • Andy Groundwater, Fifth Ring

    andy.groundwater@fifthring.com

  3. Penspen to Deliver Next-Generation Engineering Project for Petrozim

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    Engineering and procurement expertise will enhance operational efficiency and pipeline management capabilities.

    We have been awarded a 10 month engineering contract from national oil company Petrozim Line Ltd to deliver a next-generation engineering project for the Feruka-Harare pipeline in Zimbabwe.  

    Designed to enhance operational efficiency, the contract will see Penspen support Petrozim on their mission to achieve maximal capacity to meet increasing petroleum products demand. 

    “This contract award is a testament to Penspen’s strong reputation and experience in Africa and we look forward to working with Petrozim on this exciting project”, said Neale Carter, Penspen Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions. “Penspen’s scope of work included in the project award demonstrates our range of capabilities in the region and beyond, as a leading provider of engineering services to the energy industry.” 

    Originally designed by Penspen and constructed under its supervision, the 208km long Feruka-Harare pipeline network will undergo operational modifications to ensure its transfer ability to meet the increased demand of petroleum products such as diesel and gasoline. Penspen will deliver detailed engineering and procurement support services for the multi-product pipeline project, including the establishment of a ‘series pumping’ operation, as well as a range of key project components at different sites across the region.  

    The exercise includes two new mainline pump-sets (pump, motor and variable speed drive packages), piping modifications for the connection of new mainline pump-sets and two new power transformers to supply the new mainline pump-sets. Additionally, Penspen will oversee piping, instrumentation and metering skid modifications as part of the project. Electrical switchgear, transformers, switchboard, distribution board and a stand-by diesel generator with weatherproof enclosure and diesel tank will also be supplied as part of the contract award. 

    Penspen has been providing engineering service support to Petrozim for over 20 years and in 2012 completed the FEED, which increased the capacity of the pipeline and the Harare storage facility. 

     

    Contacts:  

    • Roxie Nilsson, Global Marketing & Communications Manager, Penspen 

    r.nilsson@penspen.com 

    +44(0)7966 313216  

    • Andy Groundwater, Fifth Ring

    andy.groundwater@fifthring.com

    +44(0)1224 628088

  4. Penspen wins Additional Detailed Engineering Project from Target Engineering Construction Company

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    We have secured a detailed engineering project award from Target Engineering Construction Company, a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in Abu Dhabi, UAE, commencing in December 2020.

    Penspen will undertake engineering works for the existing T-1517, 1518 and 1519 crude oil tanks in the Jebel Dhanna Crude Receiving facility. This latest project is in addition to the ongoing detailed engineering contract awarded to Penspen by Target Engineering for the facility in Jebel Dhannna earlier this year.

    The scope of engineering support services Penspen will provide includes site survey, insulation selection, tank dome roof design and a tank shell adequacy check due to the additional loading that will be taking place. 

    Checks for both tank foundation adequacy and tank shell and foundation/anchor bolt adequacy for wind and seismic activity will also be undertaken. Penspen will develop structural engineering drawings with a bill of quantities (BOQ), as well as preparation tank modification drawings related to insulation cleats, dome roor support cleats and platform modifications as part of the remit. 

    Neale CarterPenspen’s Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, saidTo be awarded further work in conjunction with the existing contract we have with Target Engineering is excellent and a great example of Penspen’s reputation within the Middle East market. 

    We are confident that our expert services will be delivered seamlessly and build upon the excellent relationship between Penspen and Target Engineering.”

  5. Penspen Wins £1.8m Contract From Galfar Engineering & Contracting Emirates

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    We have secured a £1.8m detailed engineering project award from Galfar Engineering & Contracting Emirates, a prominent engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in the Middle East.

    The EPC award will see Penspen undertake well tie-in work at the main Haliba oil field and peripheral prospects. The company will also support with the design and detailed engineering of different types of wells, including: straight oil producers, ESP/artificial lift and water injection wells.

    The Haliba oil field, also known as the area 1 onshore oil field, is on the south-east border of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The onshore field was brought on stream in July 2019. It is owned and operated by Al Dhafra Petroleum, a joint venture established in 2014 between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, the Korea National Oil Corporation and GS Energy.

    Being developed in two phases, the Haliba onshore field is expected to reach up to 60,000 bbopd production capacity by 2023.

    The Penspen contract covers 75 wells over four years. The first tranche of work will be for 11 wells.

    Neale Carter, Penspen’s Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, said: “This is the first project we have secured with Al Dhafra Petroleum, and we are hopeful that our relationship will continue to strengthen for further work.

    “Our Middle East and Africa (MEA) team has a stellar reputation of delivering work to the highest standard, and we are pleased that Penspen can play its part in providing EPC services to the Haliba oil field.”

  6. Penspen Secures Project with Target Engineering Construction Company

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    We have been awarded a detailed engineering contract for crude receiving facilities at Jebel Dhana from Target Engineering Construction Company, a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    The scope of work includes the development of facilities for unloading the Upper Zakhum (UZ) field and Non-System (NS) crudes at Jebel Dhana from tankers.

    The work will be carried out using the existing single point mooring (SPM-2), subsea pipeline, onshore pipeline and gravity pipeline to the three large tanks already in place. Both UZ and NS crudes will be blended and the crude will be transferred to Ruwais Refinery West to feed the crude oil distillation unit (CDU) with 420,000 barrels per day.

    Target Engineering Construction Company offers in-house services for major construction disciplines in onshore and offshore areas, with more than 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector. This contract is the second that the company has awarded to Penspen this year.

    Neale Carter, Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, said: “Our Middle East and Africa team has a stellar reputation of delivering work to the highest standard, and we are pleased that Penspen has been chosen for this detailed engineering contract so that we can continue to build on this. We look forward to continuing to grow our working relationship with Target Engineering Construction Company in the region during this project.”

  7. Penspen wins contract in Myanmar

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    We have been awarded a contract from one of the oil and gas operators in Myanmar, for an offshore natural gas project in Myanmar.

    The engineering study project award will see Penspen support with drilling platform diesel fuel tank modification for the multi-field integrated natural gas development. Penspen will perform the feasibility study and preliminary engineering for the modification of redundant drilling fuel tanks into condensate storage tanks.

    The scope of work includes 3D modelling, mechanical integrity checks and a review of safety, existing designs and lighting.

    Neale Carter, Penspen’s Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, said: “This latest contract award bolsters our reputation in Myanmar and we look forward to undertaking this work in Q2 2020.

    “This project is significant, and we look forward to playing our role in ensuring its success by providing our expert engineering and maintenance services to the operator in Myanmar.”

  8. Penspen Abu Dhabi Team – Staying Safe During COVID-19

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    We remain a close Penspen family – whether we are working at home, on site or in an office.

    Penspen are continuing to follow local government guidelines across all regions.

    In Abu Dhabi, the majority of employees are now working from home. To protect those who are unable to work from home, we have implemented strict safety measures in line with UAE recommendations.

    See how we’re staying safe and positive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. Penspen Wins Engineering Contract with Target Engineering Offshore, Abu Dhabi

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    We have been awarded a contract by Target Engineering Construction Co LLC for slug catcher replacement support on a project on Zirku Island in UAE.

    The contract is for work on the island’s Satah slug catcher replacement project. The project’s objective is to replace the existing slug catchers at the Zirku Satah plant, which is operated by ADNOC Offshore, with new ones cladded with a corrosion-resistant nickel super alloy. It will also include modifications to associated pipelines, instrumentation and control systems, electrical, civil and structural works.

    Penspen will carry out detailed engineering services. The scope of work for the company includes a review of processes, loss prevention/technical safety, mechanical, piping, instrumentation and control, civil and structural, electrical and corrosion/materials.

    ADNOC Offshore operates the Upper Zakum (UZ), Lower Zakum (LZ), Umm Shaif, Nasr, Umm Lulu & SARB, Satah and Umm Al Dalkh (UAD) offshore oil fields, located in the Arabian Gulf. It also operates oil and gas processing plants on Zirku and Das islands.

    Neale Carter, Penspen’s Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, said: “This project continues our support for the Satah field and Zirku Island developments and will enhance our established position as a valued engineering services provider in the Middle East.

    “We would also hope that it would lead to further support to ADNOC Offshore in the future.”