With $7 billion... Oil signs a preliminary agreement for the Faw refinery and petrochemical complex project with a Chinese company
On the sidelines of signing the contract, the Minister of Oil said in a conference attended by Shafak News Agency; The ministry, represented by the South Refineries, signed a contract with Hualu, a subsidiary of the Chinese company CNCEC, to invest in the Al-Faw refinery with a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day and the petrochemical complex, noting that "the project's investment cost amounts to 7 billion dollars as an initial stage, and it will later rise to more than that in its second phase."
He added, "The project will turn Iraq into a country suitable for investment in the field of refining and will provide oil derivatives within the highest international standards."
He stressed that "the technical and engineering study project for the project has been prepared since 2015 and four international companies have applied to invest in the project, and the Chinese company has won."
from his side; Hualu representative Ahmed Abdul Latif said that the company is implementing the project according to the best international technologies, stressing that the project will be the first and largest of its kind in the region.
He explained that "the first phase will be the construction of the Al-Faw refinery, which will produce up to 300,000 barrels per day, up to 7 to 8 billion dollars, and the second phase will be the construction of the petrochemical complex, with a production of 3 million tons annually, at an investment cost of 12 billion dollars."
He pointed out that "the project would meet the needs of oil derivatives, reduce the import of oil derivatives significantly, and provide job opportunities for Iraqis."
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