Fluor was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED)
contract by South African Petroleum Refineries (SAPREF) for its
Fuels II project in Durban, South Africa,
officials confirmed on Tuesday.
The undisclosed contract value was booked in the first quarter
This award builds on our significant clean
fuels expertise as well as Fluors ongoing site
support work with SAPREF in South Africa for nearly 20
years, said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluors
energy and chemicals business.
This new contract will be the first to be executed in Africa
under Shells enterprise framework agreement with Fluor
that encompasses engineering and project management services
throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The project will enable a substantial
upgrade of the SAPREF refinery, thereby improving the
quality of transportation fuels by reducing levels of sulfur,
benzene and aromatics and meeting enhanced legislative
The agreement allows for the potential of an engineering,
procurement and construction management (EPCM)
contract to be signed at a later date.
SAPREF is a joint venture between Shell SA Refining and BP Southern Africa.
It is the largest crude oil refinery in the region, representing
35% of South Africas refining capacity.