Construction

Lukoil lets EPC contract for Kstovo coker

Lukoil NizhegorodNefteorgSyntez has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to McDermott International Inc. for a delayed coking unit at the 17 million-tonne/year refinery at Kstovo in Central Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region. The 2.1 million-tpy coker…





Malaysia’s RAPID project receives first crude oil cargo

The jointly held Saudi Aramco-Petronas $27-28-billion Pengerang Integrated Complex in southeastern Johor, Malaysia, has received its first delivery of crude oil at Pengerang Deepwater Terminal 2, marking the transition into the commissioning phase for startup…


McDermott details contract for Bay-Pol’s Bayport PE unit

McDermott International (formerly CB&I) has confirmed details of its scope of work on an earlier awarded contract by Bayport Polymers (Bay-Pol)—an equal joint venture of Total and the Borealis-Nova Chemicals JV Novealis Holdings—for the Borstar Bay3…


ExxonMobil starts up unit, plans expansion at Beaumont complex

ExxonMobil Corp. has commissioned a unit to increase ultralow-sulfur fuels production at its 366,000-b/d integrated refining complex in Beaumont, Tex. The selective cat-naphtha hydrofining (SCANfining) unit will increase production of ultralow-sulfur fuels by about 45,000…


Saudi Aramco lets contract for Jazan IGCC complex

Saudi Aramco, through a contractor, has let a contract to EthosEnergy Group Ltd. affiliate Shanahan Engineering Ltd., Dublin, to provide commissioning services for the integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power block project adjacent to the 400,000-b/d…


Sidpec lets contract for polypropylene plant

Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Co. (Sidpec) has let a contract to W.R. Grace & Co. to provide process technology licensing for a polypropylene (PP) plant at its petrochemicals manufacturing site in Alexandria, Egypt. W.R. Grace will…


Bay-Pol reaches FID on Bayport polyethylene unit

Bayport Polymers LLC (Bay-Pol)—an equal joint venture of Total SA and the Borealis AG-Nova Chemicals Inc. JV Novealis Holdings LLC—has taken final investment decision to build a 625,000-tonne/year polyethylene (PE) unit at the Bay-Pol’s 400,000-tpy…