Engineering & Design

Work on Peru oil pipeline to cost more than $800 MM

LIMA (Reuters) — Extending and repairing Peru’s oil pipeline would cost more than $800 MM, the president of the country’s state-run energy company Petroperu said in an interview on Tuesday.

Reactor arrives at LyondellBasell’s first commercial hyperzone polyethylene plant

LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, announced the arrival of its Hyperzone polyethylene (PE) plant’s multi-zone circulating reactor, a significant milestone in the project’s construction phase.

First phase of CITGO Aruba Refinery camp almost complete

SAN NICOLAS, Aruba — The first phase of an envisioned 1,500-bed man camp that will house workers needed to support the CITGO Aruba Refinery refurbishment project on the island is almost complete.

South Africa eyes BRICS partners to build new $10 B refinery

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) — South Africa wants the national oil companies of its BRICS partners to help build a new 400,000-bpd refinery that will be structured by senior debt and equity, energy minister David Mahlobo said on Tuesday.

SNC-Lavalin awarded engineering contract by Ecopetrol in Colombia

BOGOTA — SNC-Lavalin announced it has been awarded a contract by Ecopetrol in Colombia for conceptual, basic and detailed engineering on high and medium-complexity projects through to 2020.

BP, AspenTech renew license agreement to improve operations through technology

BEDFORD, Mass. — Aspen Technology, Inc., the asset optimization software company, announced that BP has renewed its license agreement for aspenONE Engineering, a suite of products focused on process engineering and optimization, and aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain, a suite of process operations and supply chain software.

Honeywell UOP providing hydrotreating catalysts for ENAP refinery in Chile

DES PLAINES, Ill. — Honeywell announced that Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (ENAP) has begun using Honeywell UOP’s HYT-6219 Unity hydrotreating catalyst in conjunction with Unity hydrocracking catalysts to produce cleaner-burning diesel fuel at its Bío Bío refinery in Hualpen, Chile.

CB&I awarded residue upgrading technology contract in India

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — CB&I announced it has been selected by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the license, engineering design and catalyst supply for a residue upgrading unit in Mathura, India.

Alfa Laval Wins $6.6 MM Refinery Order

LUND, Sweden — Alfa Laval, a company in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has won an order to supply welded heat exchangers to a refinery in the Middle East.

Shell begins main construction on Pennsylvania petchem complex

HOUSTON – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC announced the official start of the main construction phase of its major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, USA. This follows the successful completion of the site preparation and detailed design and engineering work.