Krepsol-YPF has just awarded Technip an engineering and services contract concerning the offsites and utilities dedicated to the new hydrocracker of the Tarragona refinery. Technip’s teams based in Madrid and Tarragona will perform the project, while the engineering centre of Technip based in the Hague will carry out the engineering and procurement services related to the main utility, a 65,000 Nm3/hour hydrogen unit, on behalf of Carburos Metalicos, the Spanish subsidiary of Air Products. In addition, Technip’s specialists from Paris will support Tecnicas Reunidas for the high pressure section of the new 1.4 million-ton-a year hydrocracker, using the IFP technology. The hydrogen unit, which is designed for flexible feedstock (natural gas and naphtha), is the fifth one delivered by Technip in Spain in a span of five years and the second one built for Air Products in Europe under the global alliance agreement between the two groups. The hydrocracker, the hydrogen plant as well as the offsites and other utilities represent for a global investment of about EUR 170 million, mainly carried out by Repsol-YPF.