Skanska wins REFAP refinery contract in Brazil

14 July 2009

Skanska has won a contract to construct the interconnections of a gasoline hydro-desulphurization unit in Alberto Pasqualini Refinery - REFAP, in Canoas, Porto Alegre.

The company has won an estimated SEK815 million ($100 million) contract from REFAP, which is owned by Petrobras (70%) and Repsol (30%).

The scope of the contract includes partial engineering, construction, procurement, electro-mechanical assembly, tests and commissioning. These interconnections will link the gasoline hydro-desulphurization unit

with the rest of the units within the refinery. Work is scheduled to begin in August 2009 and will be completed within 24 months.

Skanska has worked at the same refinery in the past, building a sulfur recuperation unit and a hydrogen generation unit. Skanska has an extensive experience in refinery works in Latin America and is involved in many other major projects for the same client (Petrobras) in Brazil.