The Spanish company Repsol YPF has recently awarded Technip a contract for the modernisation of the nine steam-cracking furnaces of the Repsol Quimica ethylene plant located in Tarragona, Spain. Under the terms of the lump-sum turn-key contract, worth over EUR 18 million, Technip will replace the existing radiant technology and convection section with new sections. The new technology will provide Repsol with an improved performance of the cracking furnaces and will result in a reduced maintenance. The project will be mainly executed in Technip’s engineering centre at The Hague, with the assistance of the offices in Barcelona and Madrid. The work will be modularized to a maximum extent and will be implemented between May 2002 and February 2003. The project is highly execution- driven and will be performed partly in a running plant and partly during the planned shutdown.