Technip has been awarded by Total an engineering, procurement services and construction management contract to increase the capacity of the hydrocracker at the Normandy refinery located in Gonfreville, France. This project, which is part of a larger investment plan for the refinery, is valued at more than 100 million (of which Technips share is 20%).
Technips scope includes debottlenecking of the hydrocracking plant and debottlenecking of the hydrogen unit needed in order to operate the hydrocracker.
This extension will increase hydro-conversion capacity to 10,000 tpd from the current 8,000 tpd thereby enabling the production of more diesel fuel and kerosene.
Technips operating center in Paris, France, will execute the contract with support from the Groups Zoetermeer, Netherlands, office.