NPCC-Technip consortium secures FEED contract for world’s largest CCS Project

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) and its consortium with France-based Technip Energies have secured a major Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract from Petronas Carigali for one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects at the Kasawari gas field in Malaysia.

The Kasawari CCS project is expected to process an average of 3.7 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually and is scheduled to begin in 2025.

Technip Energies will bring its technological know-how, overall project management capabilities and innovative solutions from early-stage to project delivery, and NPCC will draw on its project management skills for EPC projects, its global experience in offshore installation and fabrication capabilities.

NPCC and Technip Energies have collaborated for decades, executing together several landmark projects and have recently reinforced their cooperation through a strategic partnership to accelerate the energy transition.

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Ahmed Al Dhaheri

“We are proud to see the quick results of our recent strategic agreement with Technip Energies. Both of us have aligned plans and strategies for the renewable and decarbonization sector, which enabled us to win the contract for one of the largest CCS projects in the world. At NPCC, we are further supporting the Group’s vision to drive business diversification by expanding into several growth sectors, underlining NMDC’s reputation as a global EPC and marine dredging services major. Through this contract, we are marking our entry into Southeast Asia. We will continue to explore opportunities to deliver our world-class capabilities through new partnerships and project wins.”

The strategic partnership between NPCC and Technip Energies will focus on exploring opportunities in the energy transition and fostering best engineering practices. It will also improve collaboration in blue and green hydrogen projects, as well as CO2 capture and industrial projects in the fields of waste-to-energy, biorefining, biochemistry, ammonia, and other energy transition-related areas.

Mr. Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, commented that “Leveraging our technological and technical expertise in the carbon capture domain, our 40 years of continuous operations in Malaysia designing and delivering some of the most complex assets and our strategic agreement with NPCC, we are committed to make the Kasawari CCS project a success and reference in the industry.”

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