Process industry contracts:: Jan 2014

A raft of interesting contract opportunities have emerged over recent weeks, ranging from small to very large projects across the process industries - both in the UK & Ireland and worldwide. This regularly updated report highlights many of the contracts on offer.

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Regeneron has sanctioned the development of a production and fill/finish facility at Limerick, Ireland, Protel reports. Works will include fitting-out an existing building and installation of process. Procurement is due to start Q2 2014; site start Q4 2014; and completion Q2 2016.The contact is Kevin Bailey, VP manufacturing & process development, (and project lead):  777 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591, USA. Tel: 001 914 847 7000.

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Oil & Gas - International

UK contractors are being sought to work with South Korean firms on a project to build a 530km export pipeline for a gas field in Iraq. A major Korean contractor has won a $499m contract to design and provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the pipeline for the field in the Western Anbar province near the border with Syria. The response deadline is 31 March 2014. Details UKTI - external link.

A company in India is seeking global expressions of interest for a gas dehydration unit. The gas-gas exchanger (GGE) is to handle around 33 MMSCFD of process natural gas and be shell & tube type with process gas in the tube side and treated dew pointed gas in the shell side and shall be able to meet the heat exchange load of 925KW. A chiller/ refrigeration package has to be installed in the downstream of gas-gas exchanger and parallel to the existing propane refrigeration/chiller package to share the load to achieve outlet gas specification. The response deadline:is 17 Jan 2014. Details UKTI - external link.

An oil & gas company in Qatar is exploring the possibility of acquiring a system that links other agency persons and vehicles “of interest” to their facility access systems so they can be alerted about attempts to enter one of its sites across the country. Interested British companies are requested to contact the British Embassy Doha who will supply further information. The response deadline is 31 Jan 2014. Details UKTI - external liink.

An oil & gas organisation in Vietnam is seeking bidders for a procurement package of air cooled heat exchanger. The bid closing time is 9am, 27 Jan 2014.  (Detail UKTI - external website)

An oil & gas company in Qatar is reviewing the security of their pipelines and supporting facilities throughout the country. The company is interested in learning what innovative solutions are available that would be able to alert them to a potential compromise in remote areas so that they can then consider the right response. The deadline is 31 Jan 2014. Details UKTI - external link.

An oil and gas organisations in Vietnam is inviting bidders for a procurement package to provide line-pipe and hot induction bends. The bid closing time is 9am, 22 Jan 2014. Details UKTI - external website)

Aker Solutions has secured an NOK3bn, two-year option agreement extension from Statoil to provide maintenance and modifications work offshore Norway. This is part of a 2010 framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications work on the Statoil-operated installations Snorre A/B, Gullfaks A/B/C, Visund and Åsgard A/B.  For information about sourcing and potential subcontracts for this project, click the following link- external website.

In Bangaladesh, a gas field company has invited sealed bids for design, engineering, procurement, supply, installation, commissioning and testing of two nos. glycol dehydration type gas process plant having capacity of 75 MMscfd each at two different  locations including gas gathering pipeline and associated facilities on turn-key basis. The response deadline is 16 Jan 2014. Details from UKTI - external website.

UKTI's Doha offices has identified an opportunity for the engineering procurement installation and commissioning of potable water supply to Umm Bab, Jaleha and Khatiya areas of Qatar. The deadline is given as 26 Jan 2014. Details UKTI - external website.

Power & Water - UK & Ireland 

Hitachi Zozen Inova Ltd is currently seeking contractors to tender for a £40m energy-from-waste facility at the Rivenhall Site, Coggesshall Road in Braintree, Essex. Tenders are due to be returned on 31 Jan 2014. (Source: Glenigan)

Scottish Water has issued a contract notice for the the supply and installation of a gas chromatography quadrupole mass spectrometer (GCMS) with headspace or headspace trap auto-sampler. The application deadline is 24 Jan 2014 Contact: Susan Taylor, Scottish Water Procurement and Supply Chain, The Bridge, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Town: Cumbernauld Road: Stepps, Glasgow, UK. Tel. +44 1414147990,

Detailed plans have now been approved for the anaerobic digestion plant proposed for Bowley Court Farm, Hope under Dinmore in Leominster for C M Mercier. Works are expected to commence on the £2m scheme during Spring 2014 and be carried out over a period of four to five months. (Source: Glenigan)

Horizon Nuclear Power on 4 Dec, announced strategic contracts with AMEC, Atkins and Cavendish Nuclear for the provision of engineering and related technical services for its planned multi-billion-pound development of nuclear power stations at Wylfa on Anglesey and Oldbury in South Gloucestershire. Having confirmed its three lead suppliers, Horizon said it will procure other works, services and goods that are outside of this framework, such as physical works and assurance services. Suppliers interested in direct opportunities or sub-contracting opportunities can register on the Horizon supplier portal - external website.

Capenhurst Nuclear Services Ltd
 requires engineering-design services for industrial process and production. The contract is for the reference design, detailed design, procurement, installation and inactive commissioning of ‘core process equipment’ for its legacy cylinder facility (new build). The estimated value is between £16-20m. The project is to start 1 April 2014 and be completed 28 Aug 2020. The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 15:00h, 23 Jan 2014. Contact details: Capenhurst Lane, Nr Chester, Cheshire. FAO: Ben Naylor, Ian Simcock, CH1 6ER Capenhurst, UK. Tel +44 1513473696 / 1513473682, e-mail: & Fax: +44 1513473001. 

The UK Coal Authority has recently issued details of a £5-25m, four-year framework for the design and build of mine water, mine gas and other environmental assets/facilities. Core activities comprise of scoping, feasibility, outline, detail design and construction work for new build and refurbishment for older scheme projects, ranging in value from £20k - £2m. Work is due to start 1 Jan 2015, with completion due 31 Dec 2018. The contact is: Marie Woodward or Anne Coleman, 200 Lichfield Lane, Mansfield, NG18 4RG, UK. Tel +44 1623637212, email:, fax: +44 1623622072.

Power & Water - International

One of Poland's largest energy operators has announced plans of energy distribution grid modernisation worth around £110 million. The energy operator from northern Poland will be modernising its distribution grid in 2014 and is encouraging construction companies working in and for the energy sector to register in its qualified contractors database. The response deadline is 1 Feb 2014.  (Read more)

In Essen, Germany, Emschergenossenschaft requires mechanical equipment for the pumping station Bottrop and the pumping station Gelsenkirchen, including: two wall-mounted cranes and four cranes (up to 10 t); 21 centrifugal pump in block construction and camp chair execution in the sizes DN 500 to DN 700; bilge pumps DN 80 to DN 200, eight ventilation systems and 10 positive pressure ventilation systems with a flow rate of around 10 000 m³ / h; four hydraulic control cabinets for control of about 20 to 30 per fittings, hydraulic control lines; Steel pipelines and valves. The deadline for requests for documents or for accessing documents is noon 25 Feb 2014. Contact Reiner Tatu, 45128 Essen , Germany . Tel +49 2011042727, e-mail: tatus.reiner @, fax: +49 2011043456.

One of India's leading civil engineering company executing hydro/thermal power projects is looking for partners for participation in tenders for construction of thermal power and transmission projects. The total workforce of the company is over 5000 and also has offices in Singapore, Uganda, Namibia, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Oman. 
Further details from UKTI - external link.

The UKTI team in Vietnam says companies are invited to take part in the bidding for procurement package to provide hydraulic cylinders, stroke sensors of radial gates at surface spillway for a hydropower project in Vietnam. Bid closing time is at 9.00 am, 13 Feb 2014. Details UKTI external link

In Poland, ENERGA Wytwarzanie Sp. z o.o. requires: Stator cooling water systems, primary water systems. cooling pumps. cooling-water pumps, electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting, parts of electric motors, generators and transformers. The total final value of contracts is around PLN3.6m. Contact: Daria Kwaśnik, 83-010 Straszyn, Poland. Telephone: +48 586921857,e-mail:, fax: +48 586921880.

A water utility in northern Poland is looking for technical apparatus for water filtration and purification for an EU-funded water infrastructure modernisation project. The water utility company is looking for a supplier, who will deliver and install all the necessary equipment. The main tasks for the company will be: Supply and installation of pressure filters; Construction of technical pipelines; Installation of measuring and technical fittings; Carry out water control tests to prove the equipment is improving water quality. The tender value is around £0.27 million. The response deadline 21 Jan 2014. Details UKTI - external website.

A major
South Korea power generation company is currently developing a project to build a 340MW power plant worth of $350m in Korea. Construction work has been started from 2012 and will be completed by 2015. The budget for the project is comprises three parts: $137m for boilers, $57m for turbines and US$7127m (sic) for BOP (Balance of Plant - 30 PCS). The response deadline is 28 Feb 2014 and final deadline 31 March 2014. (Details UKTI - external website) 

Polish water utility wants to import 3500 water meters in 2014. The response deadline is 13 Jan 2014.(Details UKTI - external llink)

UK supply chain companies are required for building of two power plants (870MW each) in Korea. The construction work will be start from 2014 and will be completed by 2018.  The budget for the project is composed of three parts: $477m for boilers, $241m for turbines and $730m for balance of plant. The contracting company operates power generation facilities with a total capacity of 8,375MW, equivalent to 10% of the nation’s capacity. The response deadline is 28 Feb 2014. (Details UKTI - external website)

In the Czech Republic, Technická správa města Loun sro requires a district heating boiler along with co-generation plant construction work, tanks, reservoirs and containers; central-heating radiators and boilers. The company contact address is 440 50 Louny, Czech Republic. Tel +420 415652780, e-mail: fax: +420 415652780. The time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents is noon, 29 Jan 2014.

A recycling company from western Poland is seeking for a company to build their energy recovery facility, including connecting roads, lights and utilities. The bid value is put at around £43.7m. The response deadline is 10 Jan 2014. See UKTI link - external website.

Swedish national grid Svenska Kraftnät is seeking is seeking a supplier of telemetry and terminal equipment. The contact details are: Box 1200; FAO Pelle Hovland, SE-174 24 Sundbyberg, Sweden. Tel +46 84758461, e-mail Specifications and additional documents: Mercell Svenska AB, Kungsgatan 34, Mercell Support, SE-411 19 Göteborg, Sweden. Tel +46 313606000, e-mail: The deadline is given as 16.00h, 17 Jan 2014.

An energy company in Finland is looking for contractors for process electrification and instrumentation works at a sewage water heat pump plant – expected to take place in 2014. The work will cover the delivery and installation of the pump plant's process electrification and instrumentation including needed materials, and also the installation and connection of transformers, switchgears and other auxiliary electrification equipment supplied by purchaser. The deadline is 10 Jan 2014. Details via the external UKTI link.

In Finland, also, an energy company is looking for contractors for piping works at a sewage water heat pump plant. It is looking to purchase services on the project related to piping works that will cover the delivery and installation of the plant's process piping, including pipes, valves, and supports. The work is expected to take place in 2014. The deadline is 10 Jan 2014 Details external UKTI link.

Chemicals, Food, Pharma - UK & Ireland

Warburtons is to build a new £20m site which will create 60 jobs in Burnley. The plan is to build a plant next to its existing bakery in Billington Road to make products such wraps and Sandwich Thins. A planning application has been submitted to Burnley Council, with work set to begin in February if approved.

Penn Pharmaceutical Services is planning to develop a new small potent containment laboratory. A tender round is thought to be underway with Engineering Houses. The project is valued at £0.3mi. Procurement is scheduled for Q1/14, with project completion expected in the second quarter. The contact is Richard Barnett, special projects engineering manager, tel 01495 711222. Penn Pharmaceutical Services Ltd, 23-24 Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate, Tredegar, Gwent, NP22 3AA.  (Source: Protel)

Leeds Brewery Ltd, the largest independent brewery in Leeds with a 70,000 pint/wk capacity, has secured financial backing to buy another pub and expand production within its existing site. There will also be a modest spend on processing equipment. The contact is Venkatesh Iyer, head brewer, tel: 0113 244 5866. Leeds Brewery Ltd, 3 Sydenham Road, Leeds, LS11 9RU. (Source: Protel)

For a pharma packaging facility expansion, Teva UK is considering a project to develop new changing areas with isolation interlocks at its Eastbourne, UK site. A concept study has been completed and a tender round is underway for a design and build contract. The project is valued at £0.5m, with tendering taking place now and procurement to start in Q1/14. Project completion is set for Q2/14. The contact is Neil Joughin, site director – Tel: 01323 501111. Teva UK Ltd, Brampton Rd, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG. (Source: Protel)

GSK have been granted planning approval for project 'Evreux', a new £25m facility at Montrose dedicated to the production of aluminium adjuvants, Protel has reported. Detailed design is being carried out by Morgan Sindall's Warrington office. Procurement is under way with fit-out due to start Q2 2014. The GSK contact for the project is Lindsay Hoggan, procurement manager, tel: 01674 672606.

Chemicals, Food, Pharma - International

A fertiliser company in Bangladesh has invited an international tender for procurement of pipes, pipe fittings and valves. The response deadline is 23 Jan 2014. (Details UKTI -external site)

In Vietnam, a local beer company has issued a procurement package for designing, manufacturing and supplying equipment, materials for installation of filtration, deaeration and beer blending with capacity of 150hl/h. Bid closing time is at 9:00am, 13 Jan 2014. (Details UKTI - external website)

In Belgium, Baxter SA have sanctioned the construction of a new facility at the Lessines site to house development and QC laboratory services. Works will include associated pure water provision. The project contact is Tanguy Angrisani, senior process engineer, tel: 0032 68 27 30 60. Baxter SA,  Boulevard René Branquart 80, B - 7860, Lessines,  Belgium. (Source: Protel)

Pfizer has sanctioned the transfer of products from some of their other sites to Puurs. Works will include an expansion to existing production lines with associated internal modifications. Work at the site is to start in Q1/14 for completion by the yearend. The contact is Xavier Bouquet, technology leader, project lead. Tel: 0032 3 890 92 11: Rijksweg 12, 2870, Puurs, Antwerp, Belgium. (Source: Protel)

Schering-Plough has sanctioned efficiency improvements at its Heist-Op-Den-Berg site in The Netherlands. The scheme, said Protel, will include utilities and HVAC modifications and possibly the construction of an extension to the existing facility. The contact is Yves Van DenWyagaert – project leader: Tel: 0032 15 25 87 11 - Industriepark 30, Zone A, B-2220, Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium.

Pierre Fabre is to expand freeze drying facilities at their Idron site to increase capacity, says Protel. The scope of works will include equipment installation and possibly some internal modifications. The project is due for completion in Q2/14. The contact is Carloine Bourchet, industrial projects manager, tel 0033 5 59 40 21 00. 11 Avenue du Béarn, 64320, Idron, France. 

Schering-Plough is to install a new process line at its Herouville Saint-Claire pharmaceutical manufacturing site to increase capacity. The scope, says Protel, will include process installation and associated internal modifications. The project is due for completion in Q2/14. The contact is Dominique Peron, purchasing manager (procurement), Rue Louis Pasteur 2, 14200, Herouville Saint-Claire, France. Tel: 0033 2 31 06 92 00

In France, Schering-Plough has sanctioned the installation of a new process line at their Herouville Saint-Claire pharmaceutical manufacturing site to increase capacity. The scope of works will include process installation and associated internal modifications. Procurement starts Q4 2013; site start Q4 2013; completion Q2 2014. Contact - Dominique Peron, purchasing manager procurement, Rue Louis Pasteur 2, 14200, Herouville Saint-Claire, France. Tel: 0033 2 31 06 92 00. Website (Source: Protel)

Plans for a new €75m API production facility at Weesp have been placed on hold, Protel reports. Jacobs Engineering completed the original concept study in 2012 and subsequently revised it to include further options. A decision on the future of the project is expected in early 2014.

Other Sectors - UK & Ireland

The University of Limerick has issued a contract tender notice for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a bioreactor. The university's Technology centre for Biorefining and Bioenergy is working to develop a pilot plant for the production of bioenergy and biochemicals, polymers and fuels. The project requires a bioreactor forcontrolled growth of biomass - fungal, microbial or yeast cell factories - and suitable for pilot scale-up production of enzyme cell factory cultures an enzyme media. The deadline is given as 31 Jan 2014 14:00. The contact is: Joe Downey, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, tel +353 61 203713, email

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide Euro100m for the University of Limerick’s Capital Development Plan 2014 – 2018. The Euro224m scheme includes the construction of a new clinical education research building and phase two of the Materials and Surface Science Institute. Contact: ++ 353 (0)61 202700 Fax: ++ 353 (0)61 330316 General Email:

The University of Glasgow has issued a contract tender for the supply and installation of a set of bioreactors for culturing aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms such as Escherichia coli, methanogens and syntrophs, as a pure or mixed culture. Contact: Pooja Joglekar, Ref: PURCH0996, University of Glasgow Procurement Office, Level 4, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ. Tel +44 1413302834, e-mail: The deadline is noon 20 Jan 2014

Scottish Enterprise has signalled a contract for the provision of a new extended district heating network for the University of Glasgow. The university intends to replace existing steam district heating system with a new extended district heating network including CHP. Then tender is for companies with a proven track record of delivering large scale (10M GBP plus) district heating systems including CHP under a design and build contract (D&B). The application deadline is 3 Feb 2014. Contact: Gordon Hutton, Scottish Enterprise, Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street Town: Glasgow Postal Code: G2 6HQ, UK. Tel +44 1412482700, Fax: +44 1412481600.

The University of Strathclyde has issued a contract notice for the supply, delivery, installation, and commissioning of a five-axis CNC milling machine. The equipment will support the centre with the manufacture of tooling for forging presses, machining of materials ranging from H13, D2 tool steel, other temper hardened steels, nickel alloys, titanium alloys and aluminium alloys. The application deadline is 3 Feb 2014. Contact: Allan Ferguson, University of Strathclyde, 177 St James Road, Estates Management, Glasgow, G4 0NT, UK. Tel +441415524400.

The University of Strathclyde plans to invest in a new hydroforming press for use in the AFRC laboratory for both research activity and larger scale production trials. It will be required to produce tubular and sheet components in various alloys at room temperature. The deadline is 29 Jan 2014. Contact: Mark Johnstone, University of Strathclyde, 177 St James Road, Estates Management, Glasgow, G4 0NT, UK. Tel +44 1415524400.

Other Sectors - International

A government of India enterprise has issued a global invitation for expressions of interest (EOI) for setting up a system to transport limestone through aerial ropeways, tubular conveyors etc on a BOO basis. The response deadline is 27 Jan 2014. Details UKTI - external website

France, a contract has emerged for the supply of two vibratory mills to the CEA Laboratory of Biomass Technologies, which is studying lignocellulosic biomass thermochemical pathways. Contact: CEA / Grenoble , 17 rue des Martyrs, Sandy Leroux , 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 , France. Tel +33 438785289, e-mail: sandy.leroux @, fax: +33 438 785 060.

A tender launch has arisen in Romania for building a Euro6 million waste management plant in Ianca, Braila county. The deadline for requesting tender documentation is 10 Jan 2014 and for submission of offers 15 Jan 2014. Project funding comprises:  EU funds (82.44%), national co-financing (16.56%), local (1%). Details UKTI - external website.

A recycling company from western Poland has announced a tender for the construction of a glassworks together with all the necessary utilities connection, light and a road to access the glassworks. The facility will be producing package glass. The bid value is around GBP25 million. Supplier responses are being routed through UK Trade & Investment's commercial offices. The response deadline is 10 Jan 2014. See UKTI link - external website

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