Metals and mining, Marubeni
The Russian Rostech and the Korean SK Energy have entered the final stages of the tender for an oil refinery construction in Uganda, Rostech subsidiary RT – Global Resources reports. Earlier the Government of Uganda approved the short list including the consortiums headed by the Chinese China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, the British Petrofac, the Swiss and Dutch Vitol and the Japanese Marubeni, besides from Rostech and SK Energy. They entered the final stage only 2 consortiums including the Russian RT – Global Resources, Tatneft and VTB Capital. Uganda’s oil is high-paraffin crude that will need special configuration of the oil refinery and the need for the heating of the pipeline to 60* when exporting the products to the neighboring regions. Tatneft possesses such technical capabilities and that enabled company to access to the final stage. They will discuss at the final stage the concrete details of construction and operation of the oil refinery that will chose the winner.