Grupa Lotos lets EPC for Gdansk refinery upgrade

Grupa Lotos SA has awarded a €472 million lump sum, turnkey contract to Technip SA to design the 45,000 b/d mild hydrocracking unit for the Gdansk refinery in Poland.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, July 18 -- Grupa Lotos SA has awarded a €472 million lump sum, turnkey contract to Technip SA to design the 45,000 b/d mild hydrocracking unit for the Gdansk refinery in Poland.

Technip's contract covers the engineering, procurement, and construction of the unit, which is based on Royal Dutch Shell PLC's technology.

The project is part of Lotos' development strategy to increase throughput capacity of the Gdansk refinery by 75%, bringing it to 10.5 million tonnes/year of oil, Technip said.

The unit is expected to go on stream in fourth quarter 2010.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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