Engineering & Design

Gunvor refinery completes modernization project with Implico

HAMBURG/INGOLSTADT — Software and consulting company Implico announced the successful completion of a major modernization project for loading processes at the Gunvor refinery in Ingolstadt. Field equipment for tank truck filling was replaced on all 12 loading bays. Work on the project was completed early this year.

Indian refiner HMEL chooses Topsoe equipment for refinery upgrade

Indian refinery company HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL) has chosen Topsoe’s diesel hydrotreater unit and hydrogen generation facilities to meet their upgrading requirements.

Dangote awards DuPont clean technology contracts for new oil refinery in Nigeria

WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont Clean Technologies announced today that Dangote Oil Refinery Company Ltd has commissioned a range of advanced proprietary equipment from DuPont for the construction of a new refinery in Lekki, near Nigeria’s capital, Lagos.

Air Liquide to supply hydrogen production technology to largest single train refinery

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has been selected to supply two hydrogen production steam methane reformer (SMR) units to Dangote Group, the largest manufacturing conglomerate in West Africa.

Braskem to invest $675 MM in 6th US-based polypropylene plant

BRASILIA (Reuters) — Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, will invest $675 MM to build a sixth US-based polypropylene-production plant, the company said on Wednesday.

New Chinese refineries due for test runs in end-June, Aug.

(Reuters) — PetroChina's 260,000 bpd greenfield refinery in southwestern Yunnan province is due for test productions at end of this month, while CNOOC-operated Huizhou plant is targeting August for test runs, according to two senior industry sources with knowledge of the matter.

S-Oil awards Lloyd’s Register RBI contract for olefin complex

Lloyd’s Register (LR), the leading provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services, is awarded a new contract from S-Oil Corporation (S-Oil) covering the implementation of a fully integrated risk-based inspection (RBI) system. Based at S-OIL’s largest investment project—a new $4.2 B residue upgrading and Olefin downstream complex (RUC/ODC) plant in Ulsan, Korea—the new contract will commence this month.

Chevron Phillips marks milestone of its $6 B US Gulf Coast petchem project

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced that the two polyethylene (PE) units of its $6 B petrochemical investment on the US Gulf Coast successfully achieved the major milestone of mechanical completion.

Velocys commercial-scale biorefinery plans move forward

Velocys plc announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invited Velocys to submit a Phase II Application to obtain a loan guarantee for a commercial-scale biorefinery. This invitation was made after a successful Phase I Application process. The loan guarantee could apply to up to $200 MM of debt as part of the total installed cost of the project.

Kinder Morgan Canada raises $4.6 B as Trans Mountain faces block

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd has raised $4.16 B for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and could have raised even more, the company said on Friday, despite pressure on banks to back away from the project.