Bechtel consortium wins FEED contract for Idku energy hub
Shell, EGAS and Petronas have awarded a front-end engineering and design (Feed) contract to a Bechtel-led consortium for the Idku energy hub project, Bechtel said on September 8.
Bechtel in coalition with Enppi and Petrojet will study a proposed unified power system between the onshore gas processing plant of the West Delta Deep Marine gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt and the Egyptian LNG export terminal in Idku, east of Alexandria.
The Feed for the Idku energy hub project will explore the benefits of a one power hub concept, integrating the electrical power systems at the gas fields and the LNG terminal, as opposed to having two separate systems. It seeks to increase the power saving and greenhouse gas abatement benefits of unifying the electrical power systems of the onshore plants, Bechtel said.
The synergies will include optimisation of the number of running gas turbine generators, modelling the most efficient operating mode for both plants, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and economising the fuel consumption in the entire hub.
This project is part of a wider programe between the coalition and the Egyptian ministry of petroleum and mineral resources aiming to decarbonise existing oil and gas facilities across the country and deliver on its climate change strategy.
Bechtel said it will execute the Feed on a fast-track basis aiming to complete the scope of work within 2022.