Duro Felguera has carried out delivery to the customer of the Carrington combined cycle power plant in the UK.
The Carrington power plant is a combined cycle of 880 MW of total power located in Trafford, Greater Manchester (UK) and consists of two units of 440MW each, running on natural gas. The plant has the capacity to supply energy to meet the electricity demand of about one million homes.
Duro Felguera, DF, through its division DF Energy, and in consortium with General Electric, has carried out delivery to the customer of the Carrington combined cycle power plant in the UK. Thus, the project begins commercial activity once the implementation phase of the installation has been completed.
DF Energy has devoted more than 5 million hours of work (including both direct and indirect jobs), reaching activity peaks up to 1,000 people involved in the execution of the work. The Carrington combined cycle plant has been executed exceeding the quality standards required in Anglo-Saxon markets.
As a result, the company has obtained two very important awards in recent months: the award of “Safety and Health in Construction”, awarded by the National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry (NJC) in the UK. And the GE Power and the “Gas project EHS Awards 2015” awarded by GE (formerly Alstom) to the project under execution with better safety performance worldwide.
New contracts in Peru
In addition, Duro Felguera, through Felguera IHI (company belonging to the Oil & Gas business line), has been awarded five new contracts for a total value close to 100 million euro. Three of the projects are in Peru, where the company already has a long history, and one of them in Canada, a market in which DF was not present until now and that helps reinforce the international expansion of the Group.
The first of the contracts signed in Peru, a market of great importance for DF, involves the construction and development of a new gas storage terminal for Petroleos del Peru, S.A (Petroperu) in the region of Ilo. The works, to be developed under the turnkey model (EPC), provide for a period of approximately 16 months and began in July 2016. The project will generate significant benefits for the local community, such as direct employment and other associated services.
DF has also achieved a second contract in the Andean country for Petroperu. The project will consist in providing execution services of ancillary works prior to the interconnection and commissioning of a 380 Mbbls tank in the region of Talara. Includes changes in the scope of the fire protection system. The estimated time for the execution of these works runs from May 2016 through April 2017.
Finally, the Group was awarded the Peru Terminal Project (TP), a work comprising the extension of the three oil storage terminals in northern Peru (Eten, Supe and Salaverri). The plan comes after the weather changes caused by the El Nino phenomenon, such as a pronounced drought that has significantly reduced the generation of electricity from hydroelectric plants. Its aim will be to secure the future supply of fuel to the most impacted regions. Work on the project Terminals of Peru cover the period from July 2016 through June 2017 and will be developed under the turnkey mode.
First LNG supply project in Canada
In Canada, DF will develop a project in Quebec City for the local firm Gaz Métro, one of the largest distributors of natural gas in the North American country. The contract, the first that the company gets in that market includes different works for supplying fuel to a adjacent combined cycle plant.
DF will execute this project under a turnkey form and will also include the construction of a LNG tank with a capacity of 20,000 cubic meters. The planned execution period extends for a period of just over three years. Works began in June 2016 and will run until September 2019.
Finally, DF has also signed a contract, in the form of PMC (Project Management Consultancy) or Property Engineering for the tanks for liquefied natural gas (LNG) of the new Al Zour regasification plant in Kuwait. The project envisages an implementation period estimated at 5 years.