Serbia’s NIS lets contracts for Pancevo refinery

Serbia’s Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) JSC Novi Sad has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) of a delayed coker unit to be added as part of an ongoing modernization program at its 4.8 million-tonne/year refinery in Pancevo.

The contract follows NIS’s previous award to CB&I and Chevron Lummus Global—a CB&I-Chevron Corp. joint venture—for the coker’s front-end engineering design and technology licensing (OGJ Online, Mar. 16, 2015), CB&I said.

The delayed coker will be integrated with the refinery’s existing CB&I fluid catalytic cracking unit as well as the plant’s existing Chevron Lummus Global-licensed hydrocracker, the service provider said.

This latest contract award at Panevo follows NIS’s September completion of a month-long, €7-million turnaround of the refinery that involved planned maintenance and upgrading projects at nearly all of its primary and secondary processing units as part of the company’s broader plan to improve energy efficiency, boost production of higher-quality products, and ensure operational reliability at the site (OGJ Online, Nov. 7, 2016).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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