Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction-support lump-sum contract by Valero Refining Co. for two flare-gas recovery units at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery. Each unit involves modifying the existing flare, gas-compression and gas-treating systems to remove hydrogen sulfide. The recovered and treated gas will be returned to the refinery fuel-gas system.
Technips operating center in Houston, Texas, will execute this contract, which is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2011. The scope of work includes basic engineering, project management, detailed engineering, procurement, construction support, precommissioning and startup assistance. This project follows the successful execution of Technips front-end-engineering design.