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State-owned Orpic of Oman has awarded oil and gas services providers Petrofac and Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. a construction-related contract for the improvement of its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.
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.
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.
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.
Repsol held a ceremonial opening of the expansion of its 110,000 b/d Cartagena refinery in Murcia, Spain, to 220,000 b/d of distillation capacity (OGJ Online, Jan. 7, 2010).
Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Mumbai, has let a contract to Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) for consultancy services related to an expansion and upgrade of its Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.
Motiva Enterprises LLC, Houston, reported the completion of the 325,000-b/d expansion at its refinery in Port Arthur, Tex.
PDVSA Petroleo SA has let a contract to a unit of Foster Wheeler’s global engineering and construction group for the engineering, procurement, and construction management for the expansion of PDVSA’s El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state.
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.