Technip bags Basra refinery contract
Firm will carry out project management consultancy
Technip, in partnership with UNICO, a Japanese engineering consultant, has been awarded a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract on a reimbursable basis, for the upgrading of the Basra refinery.
This contract, awarded by South Refineries Company (SRC) – Ministry of Oil, covers the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and warranty management phase of the refinery upgrading project, located in Basra, Iraq.
The project will aim at increasing the gasoline production capacity through the installation of a new fluid catalytic cracking unit and associated units such as visbreaker, hydrotreating, and hydrogen plant.
This development is part of the Iraqi Government’s long-term plan to meet increasing future demand for hydrocarbon products.
This award follows the PMC contract attributed to Technip in June 2013 for the Karbala refinery. It will be executed by Technip’s engineering centre in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, and supported by Technip PMC teams.
Riccardo Moizo, Senior Vice President for Technip PMC, stated: “We are honoured to have been awarded this important project by SRC. This new award continues to reinforce Technip’s positioning on PMC activities. We are looking forward to assisting SRC in the development of this complex project.”