Finance and energy industry projects in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry
Netoil was founded by Roger Tamraz and has been creating, structuring and implementing major international projects in the fields of oil and gas, pipelines, petrochemicals, oil refining and distribution.
- Tamoil Corporation and affiliates – Netoil founded and built Europe’s Tamoil Corporation with 3,000 service stations, three refineries, an extensive pipeline distribution system and refining capacity across Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
- Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (TBC) Pipeline – Netoil was the originator of the 1,100-mile Baku-Ceyhan pipeline project that moves 1 million bbl/d of Caspian Sea crude oil to the Mediterranean Sea and onto world markets.
- Turkmenistan Oil and Gas Properties – Netoil acquired development rights and equity ownership positions in Turkmenistan’s major oil and gas producing properties, Blocks I (offshore) and III (onshore).
- Suez-Mediterranean (SUMED) Oil Pipeline, Egypt – Netoil conceived, financed and built the well-known 200-mile Suez – Mediterranean (SUMED) Pipeline in Egypt.
- • Saudi Arabian Methanol Project – Netoil conceived and financed the Itochu-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries chemical methanol plant project, the largest in the world, in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
- Floating LNG, Gulf of Oman – Netoil is in the construction phase of a large seaborne floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project in the Gulf of Oman that will transform natural gas purchased in Oman into LNG, for export.
Facilitating Collaboration with China’s Electricity Industry
Catalyst has assisted in strengthening cooperation between the electricity industries of China and Australia and works to identify project opportunities in electricity generation, transmission and construction.
Catalyst facilitated discussions between Mr Liu Guangchi, President of Shanghai Electric Power and industry and government leaders in Australia. Mr Liu has much knowledge of the Australian industry and welcomed continued technical cooperation on new mineral resources and project investments. Shanghai Electric Power is a listed company that was formed over a century ago.
Shanghai Electric Power has been an integral part of China’s energy and equipment manufacturing industry and is entering international markets with focus on low-carbon emissions and projects for developing for new, efficient clean energy.
Mr. Benjamin Ming Tung Chow AO, BE, is Catalyst’s expert in China ventures. He is a distinguished Chinese-Australian who has a business background in engineering, property development and leadership in the Chinese and Australian financial sectors.
Mr Chow provides high-level strategic and expert advice to government across a broad range of economic development matters and key member of senior trade missions and delegations to China led by the New South Wales Government to promote trade and investment.
Mr Chow is a member of The NSW Multicultural Business Advisory Panel that advises the NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade and Investment and Minister for Citizenship and Communities on measures to strengthen trade and investment between NSW and key priority markets.
Mr Chow is Non-Executive Director of two ASX listed companies and Vice-Chair of Pacific Power Limited. Mr Chow has extensive experience in the land development industry in Australia and South East Asia and previously chaired the Council for Multicultural Australia assisting the Australian Government implement multicultural policies. He has been a former Council Member for The National Museum, Australia and Bond University Limited, Queensland as well as President and Life Member/Councillor of the Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW; Trustee of the Australian Chinese Charity Foundation; President of Sydney University Nerve Research Foundation. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal and in 2007 made an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Catalyst Leads China Power Investment Corporation’s Australia Based Executive Talent Development Program
CPI is engaged in the development, investment, construction, operation and management of power plants and power generation in 27 provinces in China. The Chinese power industry has recently seen very rapid growth. CPI, keen to improve performance and get the most out of their assets through better management practices, takes part in an executive training and talent development program led by Catalyst.
Catalyst partners with leading training and development companies such as Williams Business School, with campuses in Australia and Dubai, who offer a range of professional and occupational courses and certifications in management, marketing, human resources, information technology, languages and communication. Williams Business School is affiliated with the Australian Institute of Management, the Institute of Certified Practicing Accountants, the SAP Institute and various universities.