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Paris-La Défense, August 29, 2003

Contract award for an hydrogen plant in Chile

Technip USA Corporation, in consortium with Ingeníera y Construcción Sigdo Koppers S.A (I&CSK), has been awarded by CHBB a contract worth about US $26 million, for the engineering, procurement, construction and start-up of a 25 MMSCFD hydrogen plant to be located in the Petrox Refinery in Talcahuano, Chile.

CHBB (Compañia de Hidrógeno del Bío-Bío S.A.) is a special purpose company formed by Sigdo Koppers S.A. (90%), ENAP (5%) and Petrox SA (5%).

The plant will be designed based on Technip’s hydrogen technology provided by Technip Claremont in California. Engineering, procurement and project management will be delivered by Technip Houston in Texas. Construction will be provided by I&CSK.

Larry Pope, President and CEO of Technip USA Corporation stated “This award is doubly rewarding for Technip USA. It represents Technip’s first significant entry into the Chilean market to introduce our proven hydrogen technology. We are also privileged to be associated with I&CSK, the leading Chilean construction company, in this undertaking to provide a reliable supply of hydrogen to Petrox at its refinery in Talcahuano”.


With a workforce of about 19,000 persons, Technip ranks among the top five corporations in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering, construction and services. Headquartered in Paris, the Group is listed in New York and Paris. The Group’s main engineering and business centers are located in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the United States, Brazil, Abu-Dhabi, China, India, Malaysia and Australia. The Group has high-quality industrial and construction facilities in France, Brazil, the UK, the USA, and Finland as well as a world-class fleet of offshore construction vessels.


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