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04.01.2011  | 

Keywords: [construction] [contract] [engineering] [refinery] [hydrocracker] [methanol] [air-separation unit]

Technip has been awarded a lump-sum services contract by Burgasnefteproekt EOOD (a Lukoil engineering subsidiary) for phase 1 of a heavy-residue hydrocracking complex to be built at its refinery in Burgas, Bulgaria. The contract, worth approximately €70 million, covers the detailed engineering and procurement services for a 2.5 million-tpy residue hydrocracker based on Axens’ H-Oil process, as well as amine, sour-water stripper and hydrogen-production units.

Technip’s operating center in Rome, Italy, will execute this contract, which is scheduled to be completed in May 2013.

After 35 years of collaboration with RWE regarding the high-temperature Winkler process (HTW process), Uhde has now taken over the technology developed by RWE Power and its predecessors. This makes Uhde the sole proprietor of the HTW process, including all intellectual property rights, know-how and patents. From this point on, Uhde will act as the technology provider and licensor of this process.

Uhde is working on a new engineering contract for an HTW gasification plant in Sweden for VärmlandsMetanol AB. The aim of the plant will be to convert wood into methanol. Outside of Europe, Uhde is pursuing additional HTW projects, for example, in Australia and India.

Air Liquide has commissioned two air-separation units in Poland, both of the standardized YangO2 type, located in Zakłady Azotowe in Puławy. The new air-separation units are said to be the biggest liquid and gas source in Central and Eastern Poland, with an aggregate production capacity of around 1,700 tpd. This investment is included in the €100 million overall investment in Poland announced in June 2010.  HP

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