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10.01.2011  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [construction] [EPC] [gas processing] [delayed coker] [refinery] [petrochemicals] [polymers] [hydrogen] [PET]

A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has a contract with Aibel AS to provide detailed design engineering services to support Aibel, which has been appointed by Statoil as the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for Kårstø Development Project (KDP) 2013 for the Kårstø and Kollsnes oil and gas processing plants in Norway.

Foster Wheeler’s scope of work includes detailed design engineering services for modifications at the Kårstø plant to enable it to process light oil from the Gudrun offshore oil field and condensate from the Sleipner field. Its scope of work also covers the upgrading of eight compressors: three at Kårstø and five at Kollsnes. There are two additional scopes of work included as options under the KDP 2013 contract: a boiler-upgrade project and a hydrogen-sulfide removal project at Kårstø. This work has not yet been released and is dependent on Statoil choosing to exercise the options.

Statoil is acting on behalf of Gassco. Gassco is the operator for the Kårstø and Kollsnes terminals, which are owned by the Gassled joint venture, with Statoil as the technical service provider.

Lummus Technology, a CB&I company, has a contract from Lukoil for the license and basic engineering of a grassroots delayed coking unit. The coker will be designed to process 6,100 tpd of heavy feedstocks and will be located at Lukoil’s refinery in Perm, Russia. Lummus Technology’s proprietary delayed coking technology will enable Lukoil to economically produce two grades of specialty coke from vacuum resid and other heavy feedstocks to meet the region’s coke-quality requirements and light product needs.

BP has agreements with JBF RAK LLC under which JBF RAK is to build a new 390,000-tpy polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production unit in Geel, Belgium, subject to required approvals.

The agreements provide JBF RAK with the rights to build and operate this PET unit on BP’s existing petrochemicals complex in Geel, adjacent to BP’s world-class purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility. BP will, in return, supply PTA directly to this new PET manufacturing unit. Unit startup is scheduled in 2014.

A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has a contract for the basic engineering design of a new hydrogen production unit, based on Foster Wheeler Terrace-Wall steam-reforming technology, to be built at the Atyrau refinery, a member of JS National Co. “KazMunayGas” group, the leading national oil and gas company of Kazakhstan.

The contract was awarded to Foster Wheeler by OJSC Omskneftekhimproekt, the project engineering contractor for the Deep Oil Conversion Complex, a major revamp and modernization of the Atyrau refinery. The project’s main purpose is to increase the oil conversion rate and production of all types of motor fuels to meet Euro IV and Euro V standards. The refinery will, as a result of this modernization, require additional volumes of high-purity hydrogen.

The new hydrogen unit, which will use high-olefinic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as the main feedstock and natural gas as the alternate feedstock, will be designed to produce 24,000 Nm3/h of pure hydrogen. The basic design package is scheduled for completion during the third quarter of 2011.

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