Refinery Upgrade Project Technip Provides Expertise for Upgrading of Basra Refinery in Iraq

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Technip signed a Project Management Consultancy contract for the upgrading of the Basra refinery in Iraq. Together with its partner Unico, a Japanese engineering consultant, the company will provide expertise for the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and warranty management phase.

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Technip specialist at work. The company will provide its expertise for an Iraqi refinery upgrade.
Technip specialist at work. The company will provide its expertise for an Iraqi refinery upgrade.
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Basra/Iraq – The project shall increase the plant's the gasoline production capacity through the installation of a new fluid catalytic cracking unit and associated units like visbreaker, hydrotreating, hydrogen plant, etc. This development is part of the Iraqi Government’s long term plan to meet increasing future demand for hydrocarbon products.

This award follows a older PMC contract attributed for the Karbala refinery. It will be executed by Technip’s engineering center in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, and supported by other company PMC teams.

Nicoletta Giadrossi, President of Technip’s regional business, commented: “We are delighted to help SRC and the Iraqi’s Ministry of Oil achieve their goals and business objectives, while meeting safety, cost, schedule and quality targets".

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