Techint E&C, designing and building innovative projects

Techint Engineering & Construction is positioning as a company with a leading role in the energy transition as an integrator of technologies, backed up with its vast engineering, procurement and construction experience.

#5-May 2022

Among Europe, Latin America and North America we’re already seeing a number of innovative projects springing up for plants and pipelines using green hydrogen, lithium, and different forms of renewable energy sources. Intensive work is also under way to develop options for industrial facilities powered by biomass as raw material, solar and wind generation, matched by major research into carbon capture and use (CCU) projects for heavy industries and the power generation sector. And there are several new projects working to develop green and blue ammonia, green methanol as well as renewable diesel fuel and sustainable aviation fuel.

In this context, Techint Engineering & Construction is developing an agenda focused mostly on hydrogen as an energy vector and decarbonization solutions for different market segments.

As such, Techint E&C is already working with several customers from the early stages of engineering (pre-feasibility, feasibility, conceptual engineering, FEED, support for subsidy and permit management, as well as forms of financing) on these and similar projects. “The energy transition is a crucial development, not only for the industry, but for society in general, and our ambition at Techint E&C is to position ourselves as a company with a leading role to play as an integrator of technologies, combining strong engineering know-how with extensive experience in carrying out Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects all over the world.”, explains Carlos Bacher, CEO of Techint E&C.

Techint E&C Engineering department is evaluating a range of different initiatives, such as green hydrogen pipeline transport and storage, green ammonia production, the reconversion of coal-fired power plants, e-fuel projects as well as photovoltaic power stations and eolic farms that could supply energy to the operations of other Techint Group companies. “This is just an example of the rising demand around the energy transition, therefore, we must stay up-to-date with the latest development in these areas, starting with engineering and, when the time comes, taking advantage of our capacity in project execution,” highlights Pedro Napoletano, Corporate Engineering Director.

Meanwhile, Techint E&C’s experience in dealing with conventional ammonia, hydrogen and methanol projects has been well received in Chile, where the company is currently involved in various initiatives associated with hydrogen and green ammonia. The challenges are big: there is a major engineering study under way to develop a hydrogen pipeline analyzing the pros and cons of different pipeline routes to the Pacific coast from a renewable energy generation park, which combines photovoltaic with wind sources. They have joined forces with world-class partners  to develop a conceptual engineering proposal for a green hydrogen plant to produce green ammonia.

As part of its diverse portfolio, Techint E&C has also worked in a decarbonization project for Tenaris Dalmine’s plant in Italy, which is based on switching the use of methane to green hydrogen as a fuel for steel production. Another initiative is taking place in the USA, where the company is executing the pre-FEED analysis to build a CO2 capture plant in conjunction with local partners.

Meanwhile, and after successfully developing the engineering work for Argentine Oil&Gas company YPF’s Manantiales Behr wind farm a few years ago, Techint E&C is now carrying out the engineering and construction tasks to build facilities at the Buena Ventura wind farm located in the province of Buenos Aires. The wind farm, recently acquired by Tenaris, will produce 100 MW and supply 50% of the energy required by the TenarisSiderca plant in Campana, Argentina.

With a 360° perspective, Techint E&C is also developing in Chile proposals that involve the use of electricity-powered buses to transport personnel, and to employ solar panels for electricity generation instead of diesel at its camp sites, thus also reducing the carbon footprint in its overall operations.