New revamping in Italy

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19 March 2007

Recently, Raffineria di Milazzo (RAM), joint venture between Agip Petroli and Kuwait Oil Company, has awarded Techint Italia the revamping of the gasoil hydrodesulphurization plant.

This agreement confirms and delivers continuity to the existing liaison to RAM, under which Techint Italia has successfully completed the construction of a ´´turn-key´´ benzene desulphurization plant two years ago. Back then, innovative technology was applied, under license of the CD Tech Company of the ABB Lummus Global Group.

The contract involves the execution of the EPC activities related to the exchange train´s modification with the insertion of eight exchangers, the supply of a new reactor (ca. de 5 m diameter, 16 m high and around 150 mm thick), the connection lines, the related instruments and the connection to the control room and the electric substation.

The public opinion and the segment operators´ growing sensitivity about the reduction of polluting agents produced by the combustion of engine powered vehicles, demands greater investments in this kind of plants, which imply remarkable benefits to the environment.

The project´s objective is to reduce the fuel´s sulphur content (below 8 ppm in weight), in order to fulfill legal regulations. Besides, the plant´s production capacity will be increased, growing from 50.000 to 62.000 gasoil low-sulphur barrels per day (bpd).

The works shall be executed during 28 months and their completion is planned for February 2009.

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