Willbros Group said Tuesday that a unit of its oil and gas
segment was awarded a contract by Praxair to construct 52 miles
of 12-inch pipeline.
The hydrogen pipeline will originate at Praxair's plant in
Geismar, Louisiana, and will terminate at Valero's refinery in Norco, Louisiana.
Construction on the project is underway and is scheduled
to be completed in September.
"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with
Praxair to support their efforts to increase hydrogen supply to
refineries and petrochemical plants in the lower
Mississippi River corridor, said CEO Randy Harl.
We anticipate that refining capacity rationalization in
the United States and the need to comply with more stringent environmental regulations will
continue to create opportunities for both our upstream and
downstream oil and gas services."