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Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has announced that its consortium with Technip Energies has secured a major Feed contract from Petronas Carigali for one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects at the Kasawari gas field off the coast of Sarawak in Malaysia, thus marking its entry into Southeast Asian market.

NPCC, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, is a leading engineering, procurement and construction company that provides total EPC solutions to both the offshore and onshore oil and gas sectors.

Technip Energies is a leading engineering and technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management.

Following an extensive prequalification and selection process, Petronas Carigali, a subsidiary of Malaysian energy giant Petronas, has awarded NPCC, a subsidiary of consortium leader National Marine Dredging Company. NPCC said The Kasawari CCS project, which is regarded as one of the world’s largest offshore CCS projects, is expected to process an average of 3.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually and is scheduled to start up in 2025.

As per the deal, Technip Energies will bring its technological know-how, overall project management capabilities and innovative solutions from early stage to project delivery, and NPCC will draw on its project management skills for EPC projects, its global experience in offshore installation and fabrication capabilities. NPCC and Technip Energies have collaborated for decades, executing together several landmark projects and have recently reinforced their cooperation through a strategic partnership to accelerate the energy transition, it added.

CEO Engineer Ahmed Al Dhaheri said: "We at NPCC are proud to see the quick results of our recent strategic agreement with Technip Energies. Both of us have aligned plans and strategies for the renewable and decarbonisation sector, which enabled us to win the contract for one of the largest CCS projects in the world." "We are further supporting the group’s vision to drive business diversification by expanding into several growth sectors, underlining NMDC’s reputation as a global EPC and marine dredging services major. Through this contract, we are marking our entry in Southeast Asia. We will continue to explore opportunities to deliver our world class capabilities through new partnerships and project wins," he added.

Technip Energies CEO Arnaud Pieton said: "We are honoured to be entrusted by Petronas Carigali, along with our long-lasting partner NPCC, for the development of their flagship Kasawari CCS project which contributes to their aspiration of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050."

"Leveraging our technological and technical expertise in the carbon capture domain, our 40 years of continuous operations in Malaysia designing and delivering some of the most complex assets and our strategic agreement with NPCC, we are committed to make the Kasawari CCS project a success and reference in the industry," he stated.

According to him, NPCC and Technip Energies’ strategic partnership will focus on capturing opportunities in energy transition and on fostering the best engineering practices. It will also enhance cooperation in blue and green hydrogen and related decarbonisation projects, CO2 capture in addition to industrial projects in the fields of waste-to-energy, biorefining, biochemistry, ammonia as well as other energy transition related themes, he added.

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