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Técnicas Reunidas wins refinery-upgrade contract from SOCAR

By Mary Page Bailey |

Técnicas Reunidas S.A. (TR; Madrid, Spain; www.tecnicasreunidas.es) has been selected by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) for the execution of a modernization project at the Heydar Aliyev petroleum refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan. The aim of this project is to upgrade the refinery facilities’ capabilities for processing 7.5 million metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of crude oil, while also meeting the quantity of quality requirements for products to be used as feedstock for the Azerikimya revamped petrochemical plant. The contract awarded to TR involves the revamping of major process units within the diesel block (crude and vacuum, FCC, Kero treatment and amines) and gasoline block (CCR, Naphtha hydrotreater and VGO hydrotreater), the modifications and expansion to the associated utilities and offsites, and the coordination of the execution activities within the existing refinery. The estimated value of this project is around $800 million and it is planned to be completed within 38 months. 

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