Unipetrol has awarded a contract to McDermott International for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the upgrade of a hydrocracking unit at its refinery in Litvinov, Czech Republic. Completion is expected in 2Q20.
The foundation stone on a new $3.85 Bn 200kbd (10Mnta) oil refinery in Hambantota in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province has been laid, according to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
China's Hengli Petrochemical's new Dalian oil refinery has successfully produced gasoline, diesel, aviation kerosene and PX, and production at the new oil refinery is stable.
Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC) has awarded a $50 Mn contract to Maire Tecnimont to provide services as part of the first leg of a long-planned rehabilitation project at the Port Harcourt refining complex—which includes a 60kbd (3Mnta) hydroskimming refinery and 150kbd (7.5Mnta) full-conversion refinery.
Uzbekistan has suspended the construction of the $2.2 Bn Jizzakh refinery designed to run on Russian and Kazakh oil, and opted instead to upgrade its existing Bukhara and Fergana refineries.