The Karbala refinery is one of four totalling 740,000 b/d, which Iraq’s Oil Ministry plans to build to keep pace with rising transport fuel demand. Technip carried out front-end engineering design for the refinery in 2010.

Technip announced on 4 June that the PMC work will be over two phases: the issue of inquiries for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, bid clarification, evaluation and contract finalization with the EPC contractors; and overall management of EPC execution. Phase one is scheduled for 2H13 completion. Although the company did not provide an exact contract value, it indicated that it was in the range of €50-100mn. (CONTINUED - 533 WORDS)