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France’s Total SA, through a contractor, has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas, Houston, part of General Electric Co., for work related to the expansion of its 338,000-b/d refining and petrochemical complex in Antwerp, Belgium.
Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Mumbai, let a contract to Petron Engineering Construction Ltd. for services related to an integrated expansion and upgrade of its Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.
Flint Hills Resources has agreed to implement additional emissions-reduction measures and more-stringent monitoring for proposed projects aimed at increasing processing capabilities for Eagle Ford crude at its 230,000-b/d West refinery in Corpus Christi, Tex.
Fluor Corp. unit ICA Fluor’s industrial engineering-construction joint venture with Empresas ICA SAB de CV has received a $95 million contract from Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to develop the first phase of the project to reconfigure the Miguel Hidalgo refinery in Tula, Hidalgo.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) has approved HollyFrontier Corp.’s proposed heavy crude processing project at the company’s 31,000-b/d Woods Cross refinery, north of Salt Lake City.
Qatargas has awarded Qatar Kentz WLL, a unit of Kentz Corp. Ltd., a manpower services contract for the Qatargas Laffan refinery Phase 2 (LR2) at Ras Laffan.
Essar Energy PLC has completed a 35-day shutdown of its 300,000-b/d Vadinar refinery in Gujarat, India, related to an upgrade and expansion project that it expects to be mechanically complete by yearend (OGJ Online, Mar. 28, 2011).
Engineering and construction contractors for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) have awarded contracts for mass-transfer equipment to GTC Technology Korea Co. Ltd., a unit of Houston-based GTC Technology International LP, as part of an expansion of the 350,000-b/d refinery at Ruwais.
Oman Refineries & Petrochemical Co. let a $40 million contract to CB&I, Houston, for front-end engineering and design and project management at the Sohar refinery.
Cenovus Energy Inc., Calgary, says expansion of the 306,000 b/sd Wood River refinery at Roxana, Ill., is essentially finished as start-up of the expanded coker approaches by mid-November.