Pemex awards 5 refinery upgrade contracts

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mexican NOC Pemex has awarded five contracts, of the seven currently being tendered, for rehabilitation and upgrade works at the Lázaro Cárdenas refinery (pictured) in Minatitlán, Veracruz.

The combined value of the five contracts is around 1.25bn pesos (US$70.5mn), and they are part of Pemex's ongoing refinery upgrade works to produce cleaner fuels.

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The first contract, for the refurbishment and start-up of the Maya distillation plant, was awarded to Constructora Hostotipaquillo and Servicios de Infraestructura, and has a value of 240mn pesos, while the second, for the refurbishment and start-up of the gas oil hydrosulfurization plant, was awarded to Saipem and Saimexicana, with a value of 403mn pesos.

The third contract, for the refurbishment of the U-20000 hydrogen plant at the refinery, was awarded to Corpus Internacional, Construcciones y Rentas de Maquinaria and ITA Servicios y Aplicaciones, and is valued at 139mn pesos.

The consortium comprising Saipem and Saimexicana was also awarded the fourth contract, worth 220mn pesos, for the refurbishment and start-up of the No. 2 sulfur plant at the refinery. The fifth contract, for the middle distillate hydro-desulphurization plant, was awarded to Grupo Olram and Proyectos Industriales de Coatzacoalcos, and is valued at 244.7mn pesos.