Sener has been awarded a contract by Samsung Ingeniería to develop ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) unit as part of modernization project of the Salamanca oil refinery in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

The state-owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) awarded a contract to Samsung in September 2014 for refinery modernization plan to produce clean fuels.

Under the new contract, Sener will provide detailed engineering in order to upgrade the existing units and their integration with facilities outside battery limits.

Earlier, Sener carried out basic and extended basic engineering for the hydrodesulfurization units at Pemex’s Tula and Salamanca oil refineries.

Additionally, the company worked on other important industry projects, which include the combined cycle plant Agua Prieta II, the TG-8 Madero oil refinery co-generation project, the CYDSA co-generation plants, the Frontera and Los Ramones compression stations, the Alpek 95 MW co-generation facilities in Cosoleacaque in Veracruz and the fluid catalytic cracking unit in the La Cangrejera petrochemical plant.

Mexico holds the second largest oil reserves, approximately 40 billion barrels, in the western hemisphere, with the first being Venezuela.

Currently, Pemex is the only supplier of refined products such as gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas in Mexico, reported The Wall Street Journal.