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Ergil to supply heat exchangers to Kazakhstan oil refinery

Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil company KazMunaiGas (KMG) has awarded a contract to Ergil Group to supply heat exchangers for the second phase of the revamps of its Atyrau refinery.

Ergil will manufacture and supply shell and tube heat exchangers to be installed as part of the Atyrau refinery’s deep oil refining complex (DORC) project, a $2.9 billion (€2.6bn) modernisations plan of the 5mty refinery.

Scope of delivery for the order will include a mix of 11 heat exchangers total, including diethanolamine regenerator reboiler, methyldiethanolamine regenerator reboiler, reboiler sour-water stripping, hydrogenation cooler, and stripped-water trim cooler.

Ergil has disclosed neither a value of the contract nor a timeframe for equipment delivery, but the DORC is scheduled for commissioning by the end of 2016.

“Kazakhstan is well endowed with oil reserves and this makes it a key region for Ergil,” says Husain Ali, sales engineer at the Instanbul-based Ergil. “Realising the potential this market has, we are on a mission to further increase the number of projects we are engaged in this region”.

Initiated in 2010, the Atyrau modernisation and reconstruction comes as part of KMG’s programme to boost Kazakhstan’s overall crude processing capacity.

KMG commissioned stage one of Atyrau’s overhaul, which involved construction of a complex for production of aromatic hydrocarbons, in December 2015, according to the company’s latest annual report.