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Petrom to build new installation for gasoline production with low sulphur content

  • EUR 90 mn for the construction of the gasoline desulphurisation plant at Petrobrazi 
  • Starting 2009, Petrom will sell only Euro 5 fuels in Romania

Petrom, the largest oil and gas producer in South-Eastern Europe, entered a contract with Uhde, part of the German group Thyssen Krupp, for the construction of a gasoline desulphurisation plant in Petrobrazi. The value of the contract is EUR 90 mn.

Neil Morgan, Petrom Executive Board member, responsible for Refining:
“The construction of this unit will mark the switch to the production of gasoline with low sulphur content. Our modernization programs aim at producing fuels that observe the EU quality and environmental standards. Therefore, starting 2009, on the Romanian market we will sell only Euro 5 fuels, with a 10 ppm sulphur content.”

The unit will produce gasoline with low sulphur content and will have an annual capacity of 700,000 t. The installation is scheduled to come on-stream in early 2009.
According to the contract, Uhde will provide comprehensive engineering services, supply of the equipment, construction, commissioning support and will facilitate the training of the operating personnel.