Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Total Raffinage France, a subsidiary of Total, for its Donges refinery.
The project, comprising a new vacuum gas oil hydrotreater unit and sour water stripping unit, as well as modification of existing units and new interconnections, is part of the investment planned by Total to upgrade its Donges refinery, improving its performance. The refinery currently lacks desulfurisation capacity, and a significant proportion of its fuels are, therefore, exported as they no longer meet fuel quality European Union specifications.
Amec Foster Wheeler will support the modernisation of Total Raffinage’s Donges refinery by combining its refinery FEED expertise, integrated engineering systems capabilities and its Asset Information Hub (AIH) with the visualisation and digital asset Virtual Plant technology.
The AIH provides a digital representation of the physical plant. Collating documents, data, and models of the plant, the AIH is a powerful information management system with which to control and review aspects of the plant throughout its life in a secure environment. Combined with Virtual Plant technology, provided by Aveva, it allows a designer to move around an asset, zoom in, open documents and review data that is hosted in the AIH. Customers benefit by having global access to data and assured information. All this results in improved efficiency, predictable project delivery and safety.
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