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Eni wins refinery contract

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Eni has been awarded a contract by Zhejiang Petrochemicals for the license for the construction of two refining lines, based on Eni Slurry Technology.

The two production lines are located on the island of Zhoushan (Zejiang Province, China), and will have a refining capacity of 3 million tpy each. They will be built as part of a project for the construction of a new refiner, which will have a capacity of 40 million tpy. Start-up is planned for 2020.

The agreement represents an important step to enhance the value of EST technology. Following the decision by Sinopec to adopt this technology for its Maoming refinery in China, EST can be viewed as a key technological solution for operators who wish to completely convert the bottom of the barrel.

Zhejiang Petrochemicals’ choice by has great value from an environmental point, considering that the new EST plant replaces the originally planned pet coke line.

The full agreement includes: license to use the EST technology, process design package, training, technical services, proprietary equipment and the sale of the catalyst.

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