Qatar—Australia-based Worley will develop the front-end design for QatarEnergy LNG’s carbon dioxide sequestration project at its Ras Laffan LNG site (above), the services firm said. The project will enable the energy provider to capture 4.3 million metric tons per year of CO₂ from a total of 10 selected trains, which will be compressed and injected into new injection wells. Worley will develop the FEED study and EPC scope of work, but the financial terms of its contract and the overall project investment were not disclosed. The firm will execute the project, set to finish in 2024, from Qatar and Australia. 

Worley also announced in late October a FEED contract award for the first 500-MW phase of the 3-GW Kintore green hydrogen project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for U.K.-based Statera Energy, which it said would be Europe’s largest when complete. The project aims to harness surplus offshore wind power to produce the renewable hydrogen. The proposed FEED study is set to finish in 2024, with Worley saying that the full 3 GW of production is expected online “by the 2030s.”


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Steel Giant ThyssenKrupp Plans Big Decarbonization

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG has selected U.S.-based Jacobs to manage the decarbonization of its steel mill in Duisburg, Germany, which the manufacturer says is Europe’s largest. The project, which involves substituting coke blast furnaces with hydrogen-powered electric smelters, is one of the largest industrial decarbonization projects worldwide, Jacobs said. When operational in 2026, the site will produce 2.5 million tons of direct-reduced iron annually and cut carbon emissions by up to 3.5 million tons per year. ThyssenKrupp Steel is set to produce 5 million metric tons of low-carbon steel by 2030 and be completely climate-neutral by 2045, Jacobs said.


2024-28 investment by state-run Brazil oil firm Petrobras, with most of it for oil production but also including $11B for low carbon initiatives. 

—Petrobras new strategic plan

Trinidad and Tobago

Shell Authorizes McDermott To Build Manatee Gas Field

U.S.-based contractor McDermott International said Nov. 28 that energy giant Shell has given it a notice to proceed for engineering, procurement construction, installation and commissioning of the offshore Manatee gas field project in Trinidad and Tobago, including a wellhead platform and offshore and onshore gas pipelines. The contract value and estimated project development costs were not disclosed. Energy Minister Stuart Young said on Nov. 28 that he expected a final investment decision in a “very short timeframe.” That action is set for next year, a Shell spokesperson told Reuters. When operating, Manatee is set to produce 700 million cu ft per day for domestic use and export. The field, shared with Venezuela, holds about 10 trillion cu ft of natural gas. McDermott also won a project front-end design contract earlier this year.