Foster Wheeler was awarded a contract by STAR Rafineri
A.Ş., a subsidiary of SOCAR Turkey, for project
(PMC) services for its grassroots Aegean refinery to be built
within the Petkim Petrokimya A.Ş. (PETKİM) facilities
at Aliağa, Turkey.
Foster Wheeler's contract value was not disclosed and was
included in the company's third-quarter 2013 bookings,
according to company officials.
Foster Wheeler executed the front-end engineering design
(FEED) for the entire refinery
and also provided the
license and basic design package for the delayed coker, which
will use Foster Wheelers leading SYDEC
Having successfully delivered a high quality FEED, we
are very pleased to continue to play a key role in this
strategic investment in Turkey, said Roberto Penno, CEO
of Foster Wheelers global engineering and construction
We believe that our proven project
management and refining
experience in executing mega-projects, and our
long-established operation in Turkey were all instrumental in
our success in winning this contract," he added.
The new refinery
is designed to process a
range of different crude oils, including Urals, Azeri Light
and Kirkuk, with a processing capacity of 10 million tpy of
It is expected to start operations in 2017 and to produce a
range of products including jet fuel, diesel, naphtha,
petroleum coke and liquid petroleum gases.
will significantly reduce
Turkeys dependence on imports of many petroleum
derivatives, and so it is a strategically important
investment, said Kenan Yavuz, CEO of SOCAR Turkey.
Foster Wheelers project management and project
execution expertise is
well-known, and we are confident that the Foster Wheeler team
will make a valuable contribution to the success of this