A Bechtel-led consortium has won the front-end engineering and design contract to study a proposed unified power system between the onshore gas processing plant of the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt, and the Egyptian LNG export terminal in Idku, east of Alexandria.

Shell, Egas and Petronas awarded a joint venture of Bechtel, Enppi and Petrojet the FEED contract for the Idku Energy Hub project, which will explore the benefits of a one power hub concept, integrating the electrical power systems at the WDDM and ELNG, as opposed to having two separate systems.