OMV lets $15 million contract to Fluor for refinery upgrade

OMV AG awarded a $15 million contract to Fluor Corp. for engineering, procurement, and construction management services on the upgrade of OMV's clean diesel and gasoline units at its refinery.

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Aug. 20 -- Austria's OMV AG awarded a $15 million contract to Fluor Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., for engineering, procurement, and construction management services on the upgrade of OMV's clean diesel and gasoline units at its 208,600 b/d refinery at Schwechat, near Vienna, Austria.

Based on the contract, Fluor will modify two large columns and compressors, optimize a naphtha treater, and build a new reactor and dehexanizer for OMV.

"The contact calls for the revamping of OMV's units to produce clean diesel with lower sulfur content and clean gasoline with lower aromatics content for use in automobiles to comply with new clean fuels regulations," Fluor said.

The project, which is slated to be completed in March 2004, will be carried out through Fluor's Haarlem, the Netherlands, office. This project marks the first time that Fluor has performed construction management services in Austria, the company said.

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