Chevron Announces $35.0 Billion Capital And Exploratory Budget For 2015

SOURCE: Chevron | 30 January 2015

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today announced a $35.0 billion capital and exploratory investment program for 2015. Included in the 2015 program are $4.0 billion of planned expenditures by affiliates, which do not require cash outlays by Chevron. The 2015 budget is 13% lower than total investments for 2014.

Siemens Hands Over First North Sea Grid Connection To TenneT

SOURCE: Siemens | 30 January 2015

Siemens has handed over the first North Sea grid connection, BorWin2, to its customer TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission grid operator has accepted the project following successful completion of test runs by Siemens. The grid connection is therefore now in commercial operation.

KBR Selected As Global Upstream Alliance Partner For BG Group

SOURCE: KBR | 30 January 2015

KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) today announced that it has been selected by BG Group as their Global Upstream Alliance Partner.

AREVA Signs Agreement In Nuclear Transport And Logistics With China's CNNC Group

SOURCE: AREVA | 30 January 2015

During the visit of the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in China, AREVA and CNNC signed a Memorandum of Understanding related to the creation of a joint venture in the field of nuclear transportation and logistics.

Eversendai Offshore Selects AVEVA Marine For Integrated Engineering & Design

SOURCE: AVEVA | 30 January 2015

AVEVA today announced that Eversendai Offshore, a brand new customer, has made a significant investment in AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design solutions through its deployment of AVEVA Marine. The agreement includes the full suite of AVEVA Marine engineering and design applications that will be used on a series of new marine and offshore projects, including topsides, platforms and ships.

Pöyry Awarded Basic Engineering Services Assignment By EnPro AS For Soda Ash Manufacturing Plant, Norway

SOURCE: Pöyry | 29 January 2015

EnPro AS has awarded Pöyry with the basic engineering assignment for a soda ash manufacturing plant to be located in Kollsnes, Norway. Pöyry's scope of work includes basic engineering services for the integral plant operations including integration between individual process packages, definitions of the required utilities and the layout of these systems.

BASF Starts Up New Polymer Dispersions Plant In Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

SOURCE: BASF | 29 January 2015

BASF is further strengthening its production footprint in Asia Pacific with the start-up of its first production plant for polymer dispersions in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. This production plant is built at the existing BASF production site, located in the Pasir Gudang Industrial Park of the Johor Free Trade Zone.

MHI Receives Order For 2 Next-generation LNG Carriers From Mitsui

SOURCE: MHI | 29 January 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for two next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) carriers from Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The carriers on order feature a design that achieves significant improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel performance through the adoption of a more efficient hull structure and an innovative hybrid propulsion system.

GE And Statoil Launch Ambitious New Collaboration To Accelerate Development Of Sustainable Energy Solutions

SOURCE: Statoil | 28 January 2015

GE and Statoil have now announced a new collaboration to accelerate the development of more environmentally and economically sustainable energy solutions to help fuel the future.

Skanska Improves Highway In California, USA, For USD 93 M

SOURCE: Skanska | 28 January 2015

Skanska in joint venture with Teichert Company has signed as contract with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to improve state route 58 near Hinkley, California. The total contract is worth USD 116 M, about SEK 800 M, and Skanska USA Civil will include its full 80 percent share of the project – USD 93 M, about SEK 640 M – in order bookings for the first quarter of 2015.

Eni Sanctioned The OCTP Project In Ghana

SOURCE: Eni | 27 January 2015

Eni, Vitol and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) signed today with the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, and the Minister of Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, the agreement to proceed with the OCTP integrated oil & gas project in Ghana. First oil is expected in 2017, first gas in 2018 and the peak production will be 80,000 boed in 2019.

KBR Signs Technical Services Agreement/MOU For Magnolia LNG Export Terminal

SOURCE: KBR | 27 January 2015

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded a technical services agreement by Magnolia LNG LLC to provide cost verification and other services associated with the delivery of the Magnolia LNG export terminal project located in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Jacobs Awarded Contract From Novus International, Inc.

SOURCE: Jacobs | 27 January 2015

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it was awarded a contract by Novus International, Inc. (“Novus”) to provide technology integration, front-end engineering, design, procurement, and construction services for a project to expand Novus’s manufacturing capacity for ALIMET® feed supplement, a methionine source for poultry and livestock feed.

Technip Awarded Two Subsea Contracts In The Gulf Of Mexico By Stone Energy Corporation

SOURCE: Technip | 27 January 2015

Technip has been awarded by Stone Energy Corporation both a flexible pipe supply contract and an installation contract for the Amethyst field, located on Mississippi Canyon 26, in the Gulf of Mexico.

JGC Wins EPCC Contract For LNG Complex Expansion Project In Malaysia

SOURCE: JGC | 26 January 2015

JGC Corporation announced today that, as a part of a consortium with JGC Group company, JGC Malaysia, it has been awarded a contract by PETRONAS LNG 9 Sdn. Bhd.(PL9SB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS. PETRONAS is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas company.

Balfour Beatty Appointed Preferred Bidder For c.£120 Million Student Accommodation Project For University Of Sussex, UK

SOURCE: Balfour Beatty | 26 January 2015

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces today that it has been appointed preferred bidder for the University of Sussex’s East Slope Residences project. In partnership, alongside the University, Balfour Beatty will design, build, finance and operate the project under a 50 year contract.

Siemens Delivers Three F-Class Gas Turbines To Peru

SOURCE: Siemens | 23 January 2015

Siemens has received an order for three SGT6-5000F gas turbines from Peru. The turbines will be used in the project Nodo Energético del Sur - Planta N° 2 Región Moquegua consisting of three simple cycle power plants. The customer is the power utility EnerSur, the contractor being Técnicas Reunidas and JJC. The commercial operation date is scheduled for March 2017.

Petrobras Develops Unique Technology To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 23 January 2015

An unparalleled technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions through carbon dioxide capture is being developed on a demonstration scale at Petrobras’ Shale Industrialization Facility (known as SIX) in Paraná, in partnership with the company’s Cenpes research center.

China To Start Building 5 New Reactors; Invests $2B In Argentina's 4th Reactor

SOURCE: U308 | 22 January 2015

China's rapid growth in nuclear energy is accelerating with the latest announcement that construction will start on five new nuclear plants is 2015 - this is in addition to the 26 already being built. And the country's Premier recently reiterated his call for nuclear firms to expand abroad.

Pöyry Has Been Awarded An EPCM Services Assignment By Yara, Norway

SOURCE: Pöyry | 22 January 2015

Yara has awarded to Pöyry the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services assignment for a project aimed at increasing capacity of fertilizer production in Porsgrunn, Norway. Pöyry's scope of work includes engineering, procurement services, construction management services and the overall coordination and management of the project.

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