$15 Million Refinery Upgrade

Austria's OMV AG awarded a $15 million contract to Fluor Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., for engineering, procurement, and construction management services on the upgrade of OMV's clean diesel and gasoline units at its 208,600 b/d refinery at Schwechat, near Vienna, Austria.

Under the contract, Fluor will modify two large columns and compressors, optimize a naphtha treater, and build a new reactor and dehexanizer for OMV.

The aim of this contact is to produce clean diesel with lower sulfur content and clean gasoline with lower aromatics content for use in automobiles to comply with new clean fuels regulations.

The project is to be implemented in March 2004 after it will be carried out through Fluor's Haarlem, the Netherlands, office.

This project marks the first time that Fluor has performed construction management services in Austri.


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