TechnipFMC signs $1bn EPC contract for new hydrocracking complex in Egypt

WCN Editorial Team 9 Jul 2020 AFRICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC) has awarded a major EPC contract to oil services firm TechnipFMC for the construction of hydrocracking complex for the Assiut refinery in Egypt.

Under the contract, TechnipFMC will build new process units including a vacuum distillation unit, a diesel hydrocracking unit, a delayed coker unit, a distillate hydrotreating unit as well as a hydrogen production facility unit using its steam reforming technology.

The scope of the contract also includes other process units, interconnecting, off-sites and utilities.

According to TechnipFMC, any major contract awarded to the company is valued at more than $1bn.

Technip Energies president Catherine MacGregor said: “This award demonstrates TechnipFMC’s long-standing relationship with the Egyptian petroleum sector and strengthens our expertise in the delivery of complex projects in the country.

“It comes after successful execution of the FEED (2), reflecting our selective approach and the importance of being involved at a very early stage of any development.

“Assiut is considered one of the major strategic projects needed to meet growing local demand for cleaner products, and we are extremely honoured to have been selected by ANOPC to contribute to the largest refining project to be implemented in Upper Egypt.”

The complex is expected to transform lower-value petroleum products from Assiut Oil Refining Company’s (ASORC) nearby refinery into approximately 2.8 million tonnes per year of cleaner products.

Last year, a consortium comprising TechnipFMC, JGC, and Fluor has secured an EPC contract from Mozambique Rovuma Venture (MRV) for the Rovuma LNG production complex project in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

The Rovuma LNG Project aims to produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs of the Mamba complex located in the Area 4 block in the Offshore Rovuma Basin.

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TechnipFMC will build new hydrocracking complex in Egypt. (Credit: Frauke Feind from Pixabay)    

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