TotalFinaElf awards contracts for refinery shutdowns

TotalFinaElf SA, Paris, awarded Camom, a unit of Bouygues Offshore SA, a contract for three scheduled refinery shutdowns. The combined contracts are worth 13 million euros ($11.9 million).

Aug 22nd, 2001

By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Aug. 22 -- TotalFinaElf SA, Paris, awarded Camom, a unit of Bouygues Offshore SA, a contract for three scheduled refinery shutdowns.

The combined contracts are worth 13 million euros ($11.9 million).

Camom, with partner GTI Electromechanical NV, is already well into the 7-month preparation phrase of its 8-month contract to shut down a unit at the 300,000 b/d Anvers refinery in Belgium. That project is scheduled to be completed in October-November.

Camom will work on two units at the 150,000 b/d Grandpuits refinery in France. That project will take 10 months, including a 9-month preparation phase, to be completed in February-March.

The company also is to work on four units at the 200,000 b/d Feyzin refinery in France. The project will take 11 months, including a 10-month preparation phase, and is scheduled to be finished in March-April 2002.

Hervé Le Bouc, chairman and CEO of Bouygues Offshore, said, "These contracts are a significant first step in TotalFinaElf's Europe-wide downstream strategy, which consists of awarding a single multi-year, multi-facility contract to manage scheduled shutdowns and major tank maintenance work at the French major's refineries."

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