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11.01.2012  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [construction] [refinery] [delayed coker] [heavy oil] [engineering]

Bechtel has a license agreement with Pemex Refinación, the refining subsidiary of Mexican state oil company Pemex, for the process design of a delayed coking unit (DCU) complex for the new Tula refinery project in Hidalgo, Mexico. The DCU complex will use Bechtel’s ThruPlus coking technology, a proprietary process for upgrading heavy oil into high-value, light hydrocarbon liquids.

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