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Pemex seeks refinery improvements

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With the objective of improving the security, performance and profitability of the Miguel Hidalgo Refinery, Pemex has requested bids for rehabilitation works for the H-Oil plant located within the refinery.

For this purpose, Pemex will adjudicate the project through an open international contest where national and international enterprises are expected to participate. This will be carried out via the System of Electronic Contracting of Pemex.

Pemex CEO, Carlos Trevino Medina, emphasised that since the new judicial framework that the Energy Reform brought about, in which there is a mandate to maximise the profitability of the company with the incorporation of corporate governance, 84% of today's purchases are done through open request for bids, which leads to a healthy competition between providers and ultimately towards operational savings and increased budgetary efficiency.

Trevino affirmed that the company that obtains the bid should carry out the project with the best international quality in optimal time and with competitive costs. A watershed moment in terms of execution time and major reparation is being sought with this bid; the project is expected to be concluded this year.

Currently, the plant processes pure diesel and produces hydrodesulfurised diesel with low sulfur content, which are sent in bulk to catalytic plants, as well as obtaining other products, like diesel, sour gas, dry gas and acid.

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