Technip, in consortium with Tome Engenharia, has been awarded a lump sum turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Petrobras for five new units at the Presidente Bernardes refinery in Cubato, Brazil.

The project, which is slated to be completed by the end of 2013, will allow the production of low-sulphur content diesel to comply with new Brazilian environmental regulations.

This contract also covers commissioning, pre-operation and assisted operation of five new process units, including a diesel hydrotreater and a hydrogen plant, as well as all associated utilities.

Technip´s operating center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be in charge of engineering and procurement activities, while Tome Engenharia will be responsible for all construction activities.