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Fluor wins contract for Chile refinery

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Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP) has awarded Fluor Corp. the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a new process unit at its Biobío refinery in Chile. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in 4Q16.

Fluor will perform the EPC services to install a new flue gas steam generator, a wet gas scrubber and purge treatment unit to treat residual gas generated in the refinery’s fluid catalytic cracker that will reduce air emissions. The company is also responsible for interconnections between the new and existing unit, which will occur during a 2017 turnaround.

Mark Fields, President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in the Americas, said: “We leveraged our extensive Chilean experience, strong relationships with local contractors and our global refining expertise to develop the construction-driven execution plan that meets the client’s requirements”.

Andrés Beran, Fluor’s Vice President of sales for Latin America, added: “While Fluor has been active in Chile for more than 35 years, this project is significant for us as it marks our entry into the oil and gas market in Chile […] We look forward to making this project the first of many to be executed for ENAP in the coming years.”

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