WorleyParsons wins deal for Ecuador refinery project

Australian engineering and services company WorleyParsons has been awarded a $200m contract for the project management consultancy of the $12bn Refinería del Pacífico refining and petrochemical complex in the province of Manabi, Ecuador.

The 300,000 barrels-per-day refinery project is a joint venture between PetroEcuador and PDVSA Ecuador.

Initially, WorleyParsons will provide an integrated project management team, which will be responsible for providing front-end engineering and design of the project and will help the client in the selection of engineering, procurement and construction contractors.

In the second phase, the team will be responsible for construction management of early activities at the site.

The project is expected to be completed by December 2015.