Sunrise Energy: CMR Marine (Clough) Secures Saldanha Bay LPG Contract
Clough today announced that Sunrise Energy has awarded CMR Marine, part of Clough, the contract for the construction of the marine facilities and overland pipeline.
The scope of work includes fabrication, installation and commissioning of a five kilometre long LPG pipeline. The marine facilities will enable vessels to offload LPG to an onshore facility, via a three kilometre subsea pipeline. The overland pipeline includes a shore crossing and a two kilometre pipeline to connect with the Sunrise plant infrastructure.
Engineering and procurement will commence immediately from CMR Marine’s Cape Town office, with construction teams mobilising to the Saldanha Bay site in April 2016. At peak the project will employ 100 people.
Clough Chief Executive Officer Peter Bennett said “CMR Marine will draw on our global oil and gas and marine construction expertise to deliver innovative construction services for Sunrise and the Saldahna Import Terminal project.
“This represents a landmark project for our business and a continuation of our international expansion strategy.”
The Saldanha LPG Import and Storage Terminal Project is a green field project located at Saldanha Bay, South Africa, 130 kilometres north of Cape Town. The terminal will import and store Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and distribute the product throughout South Africa.
Sunrise Energy is a partnership between Ilitha Group Holdings Pty Ltd, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Mining Oil and Gas Services (MOGS)
Clough works with some of the world’s largest companies to engineer, construct, commission and maintain a comprehensive range of facilities for oil and gas, metals and minerals, and infrastructure projects. The company’s full project lifecycle delivery model reduces risk and optimises safety, productivity and cost across every phase of a project.
Established in 1919, Clough’s services are underpinned by a dedication to project delivery excellence that has spanned over 90 years. Today the company employs a workforce of nearly 3,000 people from operating centres across Australia, Papua New Guinea, UK, North America and Asia.
Backed by an experienced leadership team, talented people and sophisticated project management systems, Clough is committed to safety, sustainable development and the wellbeing of the people, communities and environments.
Source: Clough Website - http://www.clough.com.au
About Sunrise Energy
Sunrise Energy is developing and constructing a LPG Import Terminal in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, with the facility scheduled for commissioning by the second quarter of 2017.
Sunrise Energy aims to provide affordable and efficient energy infrastructure services to its customers. The terminal will be an open-access facility, which means that it can be utilised by any gas importer, distributor or downstream user for the import of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Commercial Propane or Commercial Butane.
The facility will address LPG supply shortages in the region and will transform the energy mix in the Western Cape and further afield, allowing for less dependence on electricity, specifically for thermal applications in households, the commercial and small industrial sectors.
Sunrise Energy was initiated in 2007 by Ilitha Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd and, in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation, the project was successfully developed and is now in the implementation and construction phase.
MOGS (Pty) Ltd acquired a majority shareholding in Sunrise Energy in January 2015, with the shareholding structure in Sunrise Energy now being as follows:
• MOGS – 60%
• Industrial Development Corporation – 31%
• Ilitha Group Holdings – 9%
MOGS, a South African company, is owned and controlled by Royal Bafokeng Holdings, a community-based investment company whose growth uplifts and creates intergenerational wealth for the Royal Bafokeng Nation in South Africa’s North West province.
Source: Sunrise Energy Website - http://www.sunrise-energy.co.za
Hydrostor receives $4m funding for A-CAES facility in Canada
Hydrostor has received $4m funding to develop a 300-500MW Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in Canada.
The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to plan construction.
The project will be modeled on Hydrostor’s commercially operating Goderich storage facility, providing up to 12 hours of energy storage.
Hydrostor’s A-CAES system supports Canada’s green economic transition by designing, building, and operating emissions-free energy storage facilities, and employing people, suppliers, and technologies from the oil and gas sector.
The Honorable Seamus O’Regan, Jr. Minister of Natural Resources, said: “Investing in clean technology will lower emissions and increase our competitiveness. This is how we get to net zero by 2050.”
A-CAES has the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the transition to a cleaner and more flexible electricity grid. Specifically, the low-impact and cost-effective technology will reduce the use of fossil fuels and will provide reliable and bankable energy storage solutions for utilities and regulators, while integrating renewable energy for sustainable growth.
Curtis VanWalleghem, Hydrostor’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are grateful for the federal government’s support of our long duration energy storage solution that is critical to enabling the clean energy transition. This made-in-Canada solution, with the support of NRCan and Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is ready to be widely deployed within Canada and globally to lower electricity rates and decarbonize the electricity sector."
The Rosamond A-CAES 500MW Project is under advanced development and targeting a 2024 launch. It is designed to turn California’s growing solar and wind resources into on-demand peak capacity while allowing for closure of fossil fuel generating stations.
Hydrostor closed US$37 million (C$49 million) in growth financing in September 2019.