This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Dec 3, 2009.
Execution of contracts for the Abreu e Lima Refinery
Rio de Janeiro, December 02, 2009 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras announces it executed today five contracts, in the amount of R$ 8.9 billion, for the construction of the Abreu e Lima Refinery. The following table describes the contracts that were signed and their respective amounts and suppliers.
The Abreu e Lima Refinery will be built in the state of Pernambuco in partnership with Petróleos de Venezuela SA - PDVSA, as announced by the Company on 10/30/2009, and will be capable of processing 230,000 barrels of heavy oil per day.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 02, 2009
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