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Toyo awarded utility-facilities construction contract for Brazilian refinery  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp), in consortium with Brazilian UTC Engenharia S.A. and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A., has been awarded a contract from Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for the construction of utility facilities to be installed in the Complexo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (COMPERJ) now under construction in Itaborai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Toyo consortium’s scope of work is for detailed design, procurement and construction (EPC) on a lump sum contract. Units include: Raw-water-treatment facility (2,000 m3/h), waste-water treatment facility (750 m3/h), and power and steam supply facility (power: 260 MW, steam: 1,000 ton/h). The project is scheduled to be completed in 2014. This project is regarded as prime importance by Petrobras, which will utilize heavy oil produced in local oil fields as feedstock for increasing domestic demand for light oil and petrochemical products. Toyo’s project experiences for Petrobras exerted in technical capability, performance and cooperation with local partners have led to customer confidence and resulted in obtaining the contract. In addition, the water-treatment facilities included in this project will be the largest ever for Toyo, and…
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