Bechtel-led coalition to study zero-flaring system at Egypt’s Idku LNG plant

US LNG engineering and construction giant Bechtel and its partners have won a feasibility study contract to assess implementation of a zero-flaring system at the Egyptian LNG export terminal (ELNG) in Idku.

The Bechtel-led Coalition for Decarbonization includes Enppi, Petrojet, Baker Hughes, GE Digital, HSBC, and NBE, according to a statement by Bechtel issued on Friday.

Prior to this, Bechtel and its partners won a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the Idku energy hub project in Egypt.

Shell Egypt, the operator of the 7.2 mtpa ELNG terminal in Idku, east of Alexandria, Egypt’s EGAS, and Malaysia’s Petronas awarded this contract to the Bechtel-led coalition.

Both of these projects are part of a wider program between the coalition and the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources aiming to decarbonize existing oil and gas facilities across the country and deliver on Egypt’s climate change strategy.

Reducing methane emissions

Bechtel said the partners had signed the new contract during the decarbonization day events at COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The feasibility study would assess options for total routine flaring recovery through modifications to the existing flare and compression systems at the ELNG facility, reducing methane emissions from this strategic regional facility, it said.

The project fully supports the methane global pledge signed by Egypt in June 2022.

LNG would play a “key role in the supply of reliable, responsible, and sustainable energy to Europe following the tri-lateral agreement signed between Egypt, the European Union, and Israel earlier this year,” it said.

“The feasibility study will be executed on a fast-track basis aiming to move into the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase by early 2023,” Bechtel said.

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