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Enerkem produces high-octane biofuel

Enerkem has produced a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint.


RES Polyflow confirms renewable fuel agreement with BP

RES Polyflow’s plant in Indiana will convert plastic waste into ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks, which will then be purchased by BP for regional distribution in the petroleum market.



Saudi Aramco in negotiations over stake in Indian refinery

The Indian newspaper The Economic Times is reporting that the state-owned Saudi oil giant is aiming to purchase a majority stake in a proposed refinery and petrochemical complex in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.


StocExpo Europe begins in earnest

The conference and exhibition runs until Thursday this week, and is being attended by over 200 leading suppliers from the international tank storage market.


Eni wins refinery contract

Eni has been contracted to construct two refining lines using Eni Slurry Technology at Zhejiang Petrochemicals’ facility.


SUEZ and CNPC team up for wastewater solutions

SUEZ and CNPC inaugurated the International Downstream Congress, which will focus on wastewater treatment and water recycle plants for refineries and petrochemical complexes.



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Petrofac scoops second EPC contract in India in 2018

Petrofac has secured a contract from Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) for its sulfur recovery unit (SRU) block package for the Visakh Refinery Modernisation Project (VRMP) in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project, valued at approximately US$200 million, includes licensing and commissioning. The SRU package will be constructed within the existing refinery under the terms of the 30-month contract.

Sunder Kalyanam, Group Managing Director for Petrofac’s Engineering and Construction Growth business, said: “We are delighted to be supporting HPCL in the delivery of this important package at the Visakh Refinery. It is particularly satisfying to be expanding our EPC activities in-country with this award and our recent contract award in Kerala. Both demonstrate our growth strategy in action and the continued strength of our capability in the refinery sector.”

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