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US and Europe downstream news: 8th April 2014

Hydrocarbon Engineering,



CB&I has announced that its Chevron Lummus Global joint venture has been awarded a contract valued at in excess of US$ 100 million.

The scope of work will include the license, engineering, design package and catalyst supply for three grassroots refinery units to be located in China.

One unit will utilize LC-MAX residue hydrocracking technology, the first commercialization for a grassroots units. Another will utilize ISOCRACKING distillate hydrocracking technology, and the third will utilize VRDS vacuum residue desulphurization technology.

Meanwhile, Willbros Group, Inc. has announced that it has sold certain assets and operations of its Oil & Gas Segment’s downstream business to a privately held company. The sale includes the union refinery maintenance turnaround line, a related fabrication facility and associated tools and equipment.



Runcorn engineering firm Engenda Group has successfully delivered one of the largest oil refinery shutdown projects in Europe last year.

The group’s refinery and petrochemical turnaround division DTEC has completed a £ 4.6 million contract at the Preemraff oil refinery in Sweden. The project included the inspection and repair of more than 200 distillation columns.


Russian oil companies have approached Belarus with a proposal to purchase a government owned stake in OAO Mozyr Oil Refinery, however no decision has yet been made by Belarus.

Edited from various sources by Emma McAleavey.

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