The State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services contract for the SOCAR Azerikimya plant, located in the city of Sumgait, Azerbaijan to Technip. The scope of work includes the modernization of the EP-300 steam cracker with construction of new cracker furnaces licensed by Technip and the installation of a new refinery dry-gas treatment unit, new ethylene and propylene storage and related utilities and off-sites facilities.
In addition, the project includes the modernization of the instrumentation and new control system. It also covers control building in order to improve the overall efficiency and safety of the plant.
Technip’s operating center in Rome, Italy, will execute the contract, scheduled to be completed during the first half of 2019.
Marco Villa, President of Technip’s Region EMIA, commented, “This award confirms the leading role of Technip in the petrochemical market as licensor as well as EPC contractor. We are proud of this result as it reinforces Technip’s presence in Azerbaijan, which is a strategic market. It allows us to consolidate and improve the positive relationship with Socar. In line with the environmental policies, the modernization of this petrochemical plant will be executed according to the highest standards in terms of technology, efficiency and environmental protection.”