In addition to the main isomerisation unit, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract calls for the installation of new condensate export and storage facilities and associated offsites and utilities. The selected contractor will also revamp the refinery’s existing naphtha hydrotreater, cracker and gas tail units.

ORC is investing heavily to upgrade the ageing 85,000-b/d refinery. Tendering is under way for a debottlenecking FEED contract. South Korea’s SK Engineering & Constructionis expected to complete in December the installation of an 18,000-b/d diesel hydro-desulphurisation unit that will produce low sulphur diesel (MEED 16:5:03; 7:6:02).