Petrofac revealed that it has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract worth EUR550 million from PC ORLEN Lietuva to modernize, upgrade, and expand its Mažeikiai Refinery, which is located in North-West Lithuania.

ORLEN Lietuva seeks to invest in expanding its current refinery complex, enhance its capabilities, and satisfy the requirements for cleaner fuels. The initiative aims to improve the plant’s operational and carbon efficiency.

According to the contract, Petrofac’s work will involve greenfield EPC development, including some brownfield modifications. The scope of work also involve Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of relevant utilities and offsites.

In addition, the contract will include adding a new residue hydrocracking facility and the enhancement of the existing facility. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2040.

For his part, Elie Lahoud Chief Operating Officer – Engineering & Construction said, “We are delighted to have secured such an important refinery project within the European Union as we demonstrate our growth strategy in new geographies. Petrofac has a well-established track record and significant experience in the refining sector, as customers transform existing facilities to produce higher quality, more environmentally friendly fuels. ORLEN Lietuva is a new customer for us, and we look forward to developing our relationship as we deliver locally, to the highest global standards, on a project that is an important part of Lithuania’s energy infrastructure.”