Petrobras awards Technip EPC work at Presidente Bernardes Refinery in Brazil

Source: Technip

Technip (Paris:TEC), in consortium with Tomé Engenharia, was awarded by Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) a lump sum turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, for five new units at the Presidente Bernardes Refinery in Cubatão, state of São Paulo in Brazil. 

This contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, pre-operation and assisted operation of five new process units, including a diesel hydrotreater and a hydrogen plant, as well as all associated utilities. 

The project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013, will allow the production of low-sulphur content diesel to comply with new Brazilian environmental regulations. 

Technip´s operating center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be in charge of engineering and procurement activities, while Tomé Engenharia will be responsible for all construction activities. The project will reach a 75% Brazilian content. 

This contract marks a new step in the longstanding collaboration between the Group and Petrobras in Brazil, where Technip is already participating in several major Offshore projects, and owns strategic resources in the Subsea segment, including a flexible pipe manufacturing plant and marine assets. 

Technip is a world leader in the fields of project management, engineering and construction for the oil & gas industry, offering a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions and technologies. 

With 23,000 employees around the world, integrated capabilities and proven expertise in underwater infrastructures (Subsea), offshore facilities (Offshore) and large processing units and plants on land (Onshore), Technip is a key contributor to the development of sustainable solutions for the energy challenges of the 21st century. 

Present in 48 countries, Technip has operating centers and industrial assets (manufacturing plants, spoolbases, construction yard) on five continents, and operates its own fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.

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