Thailand's state-run PTT Public Co. Ltd. has awarded a US$170 mln contract to SK Engineering & Construction. SK Engineering will build upgrade facilities such as condensate residue splitter and kerosene merox unit that turn benzene, toluene, and xylene residue into naphtha, diesel and jet fuel for PTT's affiliate Rayong Refinery Public Co Ltd (RCC).
The upgraded units will raise RCC's daily crude runs to 200,000 barrels from 145,000 barrels. The project is estimated for completion by February 2009. The ethane and gas separation plants will be located near the expanded refinery in Map Ta Phut industrial complex.