A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by STAR Rafieri A.S., a subsidiary of SOCAR Turkey, for PMC services at its grassroots Aegean refinery to be built within the Petkim Petrokimya A.S. facilities in Aliaga, Turkey. The contract value was not disclosed but will be included in the company’s third quarter 2013 bookings.
The refinery is designed to process a range of crude oils, including Urals, Azeri Light and Kirkuk, with a processing capacity of 10 million tpa. It is expected to start operations in 2017 and produce a range of products including jet fuel, diesel, naphtha, petroleum coke and liquid petroleum gases. Foster Wheeler executed the front end engineering design for the entire refinery and also provided the licence and basic design package for the delayed coker, which will use Foster Wheeler’s leading SYDEC9(sm) delayed coking technology.
Comments on the contract
Roberto Penno, CEO of Foster Wheeler’s Global E&C Group said, ‘having successfully delivered a high quality FEED, we are very pleased to continue to play a key role in this strategic investment in Turkey. We believe that our proven project management and refining capabilities, out experience in executing mega projects, and our long established operation in Turkey were all instrumental in our success in winning this contract.’
Kenan Yavuz, CEO, SOCAR Turkey said, ‘this refinery will significantly reduce Turkey’s dependence on imports of many petroleum derivatives, and so it is a strategically important investment. Foster Wheeler’s project management and project execution expertise is well known, and we are confident that the Foster Wheeler team will make a valuable contribution to the success of this mega project.’
Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.
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