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Engineering and technology company Technip Energies has been awarded a contract by Finnish renewable fuels producer Neste for the expansion of its refinery in Rotterdam.

The contract, which covers engineering, procurement services and construction management, would increase Neste’s overall renewable product capacity by 1.3M tonnes/year, Technip Energies said in a 21 July statement.

Technip Energies said the contract followed its delivery of front-end engineering and design (FEED) at the plant last year.

The production process at the Rotterdam facility is based on Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology, which converts renewable waste and residue raw materials like used cooking oil (UCO) and animal fat waste into renewable fuels.

“This award relies on our long-term collaboration, illustrated by the… delivery of two… renewable products refineries in Rotterdam and Singapore and the ongoing expansion project of Neste’s renewable products refinery in Singapore,” said Bhaskar Patel, senior vice president of sustainable fuels, chemicals and circularity at Technip Energies.

Operating in 34 countries, Technip Energies offers a range of services to the biofuels sector, including biodiesel and bio-jet production technologies as well as ethanol first- and second-generation processes. The company also designs and constructs bio-ethanol plants.

The firm is also active in the liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene sectors, as well as the blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management markets.