GS was widely expected to win the lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction contract after submitting the lowest bid for the work last year, beating competition from its compatriot SK Engineering & Construction and Spain’s TR (MEED 7:12:07).

The contract covers the construction of a 37,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) hydrocracker and a 42,000-b/d sulphur hydrocracker unit, and the revamping of the existing gas oil hydrotreater.

The scheme is the second phase of a wider project to produce more low-sulphur gas oil. The US’ Mustang Engineering is the front-end engineering and design contractor. The project management consultant is Australia’s WorleyParsons.