US Chevron awards contract for Group II base oil project

27 April 2011 21:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Chevron awarded a $65m (€44m) contract to build two base oils units at its refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the contractor said on Wednesday.

Under the contract, KBR will build a new lubes hydrocracker and a lube dewaxing/hydrofinishing unit for the project, the company said.

Work should start in May, KBR said. When completed, the project will make the Chevron refinery one of the largest premium base-oil plants in the world, the company said.

Chevron announced the base oils project earlier this year.

The plant will cost $1.4bn and will have a capacity of 25,000 bbl/day. Construction should be completed by the end of 2013.

When completed, the plant will make the same grades as the company's plant in Richmond, California - 100, 220 and 600.

In addition, the Pascagoula plant will make a grade not produced in Richmond - 60 Neutral.

($1 = €0.68)

By: Al Greenwood
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