Technip awarded refining contract in Brazil
Technip, in consortium with Tomé Engenharia, was awarded by Petrobras a lump sum turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, for five new units at the Presidente Bernardes Refinery in Cubatão, state of São Paulo (Brazil).
This contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, pre-operation and assisted operation of five new process units, including a diesel hydrotreater and a hydrogen plant, as well as all associated utilities.
The project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013, will allow the production of low-sulphur content diesel to comply with new Brazilian environmental regulations.
Technip's operating center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be in charge of engineering and procurement activities, while Tomé Engenharia will be responsible for all construction activities. The project will reach a 75% Brazilian content.
This contract marks a new step in the longstanding collaboration between the Group and Petrobras in Brazil, where Technip is already participating in several major Offshore projects, and owns strategic resources in the Subsea segment, including a flexible pipe manufacturing plant and marine assets.
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