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Fluor wins Marathon refinery contract

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Fluor Corp. has been selected by a division of Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) to execute the engineering and procurement scope for MPC’s South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) programme at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas, US. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in 1Q18.

“This project will continue the development of MPC’s Galveston Bay refinery into a world-class refining complex,” said Mark Fields, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in the Americas. “Fluor and MPC have a proven track record of delivering similar programmes, most recently in Detroit and Garyville, Louisiana, US. Fluor values its strong working relationship with MPC and is excited to be part of the STAR programme.”

The STAR programme further integrates MPC’s former Texas City refinery into the adjacent Galveston Bay refinery, which is now the second largest refinery in the US. It will improve the refinery’s efficiency and reliability by increasing the residual oil processing capabilities, upgrading the crude unit and integrating facility logistics.

Fluor has been engaged in the STAR programme since 2013, performing the feasibility studies and early engineering work. The programme is scheduled to be completed in 2022. The company is also currently providing engineering, procurement and construction management services on the reconfiguration that will enable the Galveston Bay refinery to achieve updated US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 gasoline sulfur standards.

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