Ecuador looking for a contractor to complete Pacific oil refinery

The government of Ecuador is looking for a contractor to finish construction of the Manabi oil refinery. The massive project, south of Manta, has sat mostly idle for seven years following the decision by the government of Venezuela to back out of its partnership on the project. President Lenin Moreno is looking for international bidders and says he hopes to have contract signed by May. Investment to complete the project, known as Refineria de Manabi, is estimated at $8 billion, with a $5 billion million required for construction of the main facility and $3 billion more for supporting facilities such…

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