Energy and Power Case Studies
Oil & Gas Case Studies
Future Growth Project - FGP
Since 2016 Talascend International have supported the $36.8bn expansion of the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan which will add 260,000 barrels a day of crude to production at Tengiz.
The increase in production will be delivered by the integrated Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP) which is designed to further increase total daily production from the Tengiz reservoir and maximize the ultimate recovery of resources.
The FGP will use state-of-the-art sour gas injection technology, successfully developed and proven during TCO’s previous expansion in 2008, to increase daily crude oil production from Tengiz by approximately 260,000 barrels per day.
In parallel, the WPMP maximizes the value of existing TCO facilities by extending the production plateau and keeping existing plants producing at full capacity. First oil is planned for 2022.
West Nile Delta Project
Since 2015 Talascend International have supported the fast-track of the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning program for BP’s West Nile Delta onshore gas processing terminal at Idku City, north east of Alexandria, Egypt. When completed, the facility will receive and process gas from offshore fields provide processing capacity for more than one billion cubic feet of gas per day, equivalent to approximately one quarter of Egypt’s current output.
Nuclear Case Studies
Hinkley Point C
Talascend International are proud to support the Hinkley Point C project which will see the first new nuclear power station built in the UK in over 20 years, providing low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, creating thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy. It is expected that at peak construction and operation the project will create 25,000 employment opportunities
The project will see specialised third generation Pressurised Water Reactors (EPRs) designed for the project that will be built at Hinkley Point C and will represent a major development on previous Pressurized Water Reactor technology, making them amongst the safest and most efficient civil nuclear power generators ever designed using less uranium and produce almost a third less long-lived radioactive wastes compared with water reactors in operation today.
Encapsulation Project Sellafield
This £170 million Sellafield Silos Direct Encapsulation Project (SDP) is one of the largest to be undertaken for the British Nuclear Group in recent years. Stage 1 involves the removal of redundant equipment from an existing building, some construction works, the design of the process plant and equipment as well as the modification and extension of the building. When complete, SDP will process nuclear waste recovered from the Magnox Swaf Storage Silo, one of the oldest nuclear waste silos on the Sellafield site, and package it to make it ready for long term storage. It is the only project of its kind in the world.
The successful execution of this project will be key to Sellafield’s primary focus is to safely clean up and decommission all high hazard facilities on the site.
Power Generation Case Studies
Rudeshur Power Plant
Key members of the Talascend International team previously sourced the Operation and Maintenance team for the 750MW Rudeshur Combined Cycle Plant the first privately built power plant in Iran which also is the first gas power plant in the country with online monitoring, which provides predictive maintenance and improves cost efficiency.
The Expatriate Operation and Maintenance team played a key role in the local content plan with a focus on up skilling and the development of Iranian nationals to allow them to ultimately operate and maintain the plant autonomously.
Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm
Talascend International supported the construction and commissioning of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Far located in the Irish Sea, Liverpool Bay 14km off the north Wales coast. The wind farm covers approximately 79km² of a site leased from the Crown Estate.
The 576 MW wind farm is situated in water depths ranging from 15m to 30m. It uses 160 Siemens SWT-3.6-107 wind turbines rated at 3.6MW each AND will produce 1,950GWh of clean energy a year, which will be enough to power 400,000 households and the equivalent to cutting 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.
Output from the wind facility is transmitted to offshore substations via subsea cables, then to an onshore substation through export cables, and finally to the National Grid through onshore interconnection cables. The offshore transmission infrastructure includes two offshore substations of 33kV and 132kV, 33kV inter array cables, four 132kV export cables and up to five meteorological masts to monitor and control the wind farm.