Azerbaijan: EPC Contract Maire Tecnimont to Revamp Socar Refinery
Maire Tecnimont and Azerbaijan's state oil company Socar signed an EPC contract for the modernization and reconstruction of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery. The contract amounts to a value of approx. $ 800 million.
Milan/Italy — The scope includes the installation of grass root process units, the relevant utilities and storage with the aim of upgrading the refinery facilities to a total processing capacity of 7.5 mmt per year of crude oil, while meeting quantity and quality requirements of products both to feed Azerikimya revamped petrochemical plant and to produce Euro V quality automotive transportation fuels.
Among the new process units in the scope are a Naphtha Splitter, a Diesel Hydrotreater Unit, an Isomerization Unit, a Hydrogen Production Unit, two PSA Units, a C4 Hydrogenation Unit, a MTBE Unit, a Sour Water Stripper Unit with Sulphur Recovery Unit. Process technologies involved are coming from the major refining Licensors including KT-Kinetics Technology, part of Maire Tecnimont Group.
The project is expected to be completed within 41 months from the signing date, the engineering services provider announced.
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