Bulgarian refinery to add hydrocracking units

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 21
– Burgasnefteproekt EOOD, OAO Lukoil’s engineering subsidiary, has let a contract to Technip, Paris, for the first phase of a heavy residue hydrocracking complex to be built at the 115,240 b/cd refinery in Burgas, Bulgaria, along the Black Sea.

The lump sum services contract is worth 70 million euros. It covers detailed engineering and procurement services for a 2.5 million ton/year residue hydrocracker based on Axens H-Oil process, as well as amine, sour water stripper, and hydrogen production units.

Technip’s operating center in Rome will execute the contract. Completion is set for May 2013. The group successfully completed the front-end engineering design contract for the project. Burgas is Bulgaria’s only refinery.

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