Cat cracker installed at Turkmenistan refinery


MOSCOW�French engineering and construction firm Technip SA has nearly finished installing a fluid catalytic cracker at the Turkmenbashi refinery in Turkmenistan. The unit has capacity to process 1.8 million tonnes/year of oil and produce 900,000 tonnes/year of gasoline.

Technip's specialists completed most of the construction and installation work. Iranian engineering company Ninisk built the gasoline production unit. Japan's JGC Corp. installed auxiliary units, a water desalinization plant, and an electricity substation.

Earlier this year, Chiyoda Corp. and Nichimen Corp. completed the first modernization project at the refinery, including installation of hydrorefining and catalytic reforming units designed to produce 750,000 tonnes/year of gasoline. The project more than doubled gasoline production capacity.

In late 2001 or early 2002, two units for production of lubricating oils and polypropylene will be brought on line. General construction work is being completed on the lubes unit, which will have capacity to produce 80,000 tonnes/year. JGC has begun work on the 90,000 tonne/year polypropylene unit.

Foreign investment in the project now exceeds $1.3 billion. The refinery will process 6 million tonnes/year of oil by 2005 and 9 million tonnes by 2010.

Related Articles

LyondellBasell ends talks to sell French refinery

04/17/2014 LyondellBasell has ceased discussions with Sotragem SA, Monaco, for the sale of its shuttered 105,000-b/d Berre refinery in France to Sotragem SAM.

KNPC finalizes contracts for Clean Fuels Project

04/17/2014 Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has finalized lump-sum turnkey contracts previously let to three groups of oil and gas service providers for w...

GAO report links changed US refining outlook to main causes

04/16/2014 Higher North American crude oil production, shrinking product markets, and a pair of federal regulations have significantly affected the US refinin...

New Zealand refinery extends maintenance

04/15/2014 Bad weather and additional repairs have led to a delay in planned maintenance that began in March at New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd.’s (NZRC) 107,000...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected