French Technip has shown interest to build the proposed crude oil refinery as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.
It has already proposed state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) to be the EPC contractor of the plant, which will have the capacity of 3.0 million tonnes per year (mtpa).
"We've received a proposal from the Technip about its willingness to be the EPC contractor," said an official at the BPC.
The proposal requires to be scrutinised before taking a final decision on building the US$1.15 billion (Tk 89.49 billion) refinery in Chattogram, he said.
The French firm had earlier carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the proposed refinery at a cost of Tk 2.57 billion (US$ 32.10 million).