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  1. Penspen announces launch of Energy Transition Consultancy

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    Low carbon and hydrogen-related projects at the forefront as company defines pathway to net zero.


    Penspen today announced the launch of its dedicated Energy Transition Consultancy – a multi-disciplinary centre of expertise to lead the international energy industry on the pathway to net zero emissions.

    The Consultancy brings together a range of industry-leading energy transition experts with the know-how to effectively advise clients on low carbon-related opportunities from a project financing and development, regulatory and infrastructure standpoint. The move further strengthens Penspen’s position as a trusted partner in the development and management of infrastructure across the energy sector, providing the technical knowledge required for the industry to reduce carbon emissions and produce cleaner energy across the globe.

    Penspen CEO Peter O’Sullivan said: “Our focus is to improve access to sustainable energy for communities worldwide. We face several challenges in doing that, whether related to the wider economy or to the scale of the investment in the energy sector required. The teams that make up our Energy Transition Consultancy have the broad range of skills required to help our clients navigate the challenges that lie ahead and achieve the goal of net zero emissions, no matter their location or stage on their decarbonisation journey.

    “By working together with operators and their supply chains, we are helping to find the solutions to these challenges, moving us towards a cleaner world with a brighter future from which we will all benefit. However, we need to develop the energy systems of tomorrow whilst continuing to deliver on the energy needs of today and will continue to support our clients in this regard.”

    Penspen’s energy transition work is built around four pillars of expertise: building new hydrogen & CO2 infrastructure, the repurposing of existing infrastructure for the energy transition, operating with hydrogen & CO2, and maintaining infrastructure to maximise its lifecycle. The company’s work in these four pillars spans a range of services, including: Engineering & Project Management, Asset Integrity, Asset Management, Digital Services, alongside the company’s Centre of Engineering Excellence.

    The teams that make up the Energy Transition Consultancy have been involved in many first-of-a-kind sustainability projects across the global energy industry, including:

    • Complete engineering and consenting for a large-scale hydrogen production hub
    • Hydrogen assessment feasibility study for a power station
    • Carbon capture and storage for an onshore/offshore operator
    • Hydrogen blending facility design for natural gas and transmission system
    • Fitness for service and fracture control for a gas transportation pipeline
    • Repurposing power stations for hydrogen
    • Cathodic protection programmes for solar power installations

    Penspen’s Energy Transition Consultancy Team is comprised of Senior Engineers and Consultants with extensive experience building low carbon fuel infrastructure, as well as talented young engineers developed through the company’s successful graduate programme.  This programme emphasises Penspen’s commitment to investing in growing the engineering talent pool to help further energy transition knowledge.

    Peter added: “Penspen have launched this consultancy in response to an increased focus on low carbon fuels such as hydrogen across the energy industry and to address the need to overcome the global dependence on fossil fuels. We believe a key factor in reducing hard to abate sources of carbon emissions, such as domestic heating, industrial heating and heavy vehicle transportation, will be the ability to reuse existing infrastructure at least initially.”

    The announcement comes following the recent COP27 conference in Egypt where Peter addressed delegates on hydrogen and the energy transition, sharing knowledge on how a significant scale-up of low carbon hydrogen is required to decarbonise hard to abate sectors – reducing both carbon emissions and production costs.

    Penspen is an active member of associations including World Hydrogen Leaders, Hydrogen Europe, Energy Industries Council, North West Hydrogen Alliance (UK), and Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), supporting building a brighter energy future through collaboration.

    To learn more about The Consultancy:

    Visit the Penspen Energy Transition Consultancy page.

    For media enquiries:

    • Roxie Nilsson, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, Penspen: r.nilsson@penspen.com
    • Andy Groundwater, Fifth Ring: andy.groundwater@fifthring.com
  2. Commemorating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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    Her historic long reign and dedication of service will live on as an inspiration for generations to come


    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an extraordinary monarch, leader, and woman.

    The Queen ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe.
    For over 70 years her dedication and unprecedented life of service brightened millions of people’s lives in the UK, across the Commonwealth, and beyond.

    We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this time of grief and send our sincere gratitude for the historic reign of The Queen – an inspiration to all for generations to come.

    To learn more about The Queen’s long life and reign, or to send a message of condolence, please visit https://www.royal.uk/

     

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.”

  7. 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.”

  8. 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.”

  9. 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.”