Maire Tecnimont announced that its subsidiary KT – Kinetics Technology has been awarded two EPC contracts worth US$527 million by Russia’s Lukoil for the Kstovo refinery, in Central Russia.

The deal was awarded by a subsidiary of Lukoil, NizhegorodNefteorgSyntez. The contracts are related to five refinery process units as part of the oil residue upgrading project for the Kstovo Refinery.

The contracts’ scope of work entails Engineering, Procurement and Construction activities for the implementation of a Diesel Fuel Hydrotreater Unit, a Hydrogen Production Unit, a Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) unit as well as a Gas Fractionation Unit and a Sulphur Recovery Unit.

The new units will improve the complexity and technological content of the Kstovo Refinery, enabling the plant to produce higher value products, therefore meeting the growing market demand for cleaner fuels as well as ensuring higher yields of valuable products.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group chief executive officer, said: “These two EPC contracts confirm our strong technological focus in the downstream hydrocarbons value chain, which enables our clients to improve process efficiency and product quality, while mitigating the environmental impact. Moreover, our distinctive capabilities have led us to further consolidate a long-lasting relationship with a prestigious client such as Lukoil”.