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SOCAR awards contract to Fluor for its oil and petchem project

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 19/03/2015 (11:53)
According to media sources, Fluor Limited was awarded a contract by Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR in order to provide project management contractor services for its new oil-gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) in Azerbaijan. Previously, the estimated value of the OGPC project was reported at $8.5 billion.

According to the terms of the contract, Fluor will support SOCAR’s selection and management of future contractors that will perform detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of the gas processing and petrochemical plants.

As part of the OGPC project, which is expected to come online by 2020, a gas processing unit and a petrochemical plant as well as a new refinery will be built. The gas processing unit is expected to have a capacity of 12 billion cubic meters while the petrochemical plant will have a production capacity of 1.1 million tons/year, including 860,000 tons/year of polymer capacity. The new refinery, which is expected to be launched by 2030 will have a production capacity of 9 million tons/year.
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