MOL Group has awarded a contract to Frames Group to provide desalting equipment for its 166.5kbd (8.325) Duna refinery in Szazhalombatta, near Budapest, Hungary, to enable it to process a broader range of crudes.
PetroChina has started up a 9kbd (0.45Mnta) alkylation unit at its 200kbd (10Mnta) Jilin refinery in Jilin Province, China.
The government of Uganda has approved a plan by the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC) to have Saipem move forward with both front-end engineering design (FEED) as well as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a grassroots 60Kbd Kabaale refinery, in western Uganda’s Hoima district.
Lukoil is planning to invest over $60 Mn in the next three years in its ISAB refinery on the Italian island of Sicily to build two hydrotreaters to improve the quality of fuel produced, as part of its modernisation plans.
Turkey's Ersan Petrol has started construction of its 28kbd (1.4Mnta) Nazli refinery at Kahramanmaras in southeast Turkey, with the plant expected to begin operations by the end of 2022. Another refinery is being proposed by SOCAR.