Bechtel-led coalition to support Egypt’s decarbonisation strategy
The coalition will assess the implementation of a zero-flaring system at the Egyptian LNG export terminal in Idku.By Shardul Sharma
Egyptian LNG, Egypt’s largest LNG joint venture, has awarded a feasibility study contract to the Bechtel-led Coalition for Decarbonisation, Bechtel said on November 11. The study will assess the implementation of a zero-flaring system at the Egyptian LNG export terminal in Idku.
Bechtel-led Coalition for Decarbonisation was formed earlier this year between Bechtel, Enppi, Petrojet, Baker Hughes, GE Digital, HSBC and the National Bank of Egypt.
The feasibility study will assess options for total routine flaring recovery through modifications to the existing flare and compression systems at the facility, reducing methane emissions from this strategic regional facility.
The feasibility study will be executed on a fast-track basis aiming to move into the front-end engineering and design (Feed) phase by early 2023, Bechtel said.
The project is part of a wider program between the Coalition for Decarbonisation and the Egyptian ministry of petroleum and mineral resources aiming to decarbonise existing oil and gas facilities across the country, Bechtel said.
Recently, Shell, EGAS and Petronas awarded a Feed contract to a Bechtel-led consortium for the Idku energy hub project. The Idku facility is operated by Shell.