March 2009

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Coke drum delivery marks project milestone at Texas refinery

TOTAL's refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, recently achieved a significant project target: the arrival of the centerpieces for its $2.2 billion Deep Conversion Project. Four massive coke drums—consi..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

TOTAL's refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, recently achieved a significant project target: the arrival of the centerpieces for its $2.2 billion Deep Conversion Project. Four massive coke drums—considered to be the heart of the project—were delivered to the plant from Spain in late January. Each drum is 12 stories tall, 32-ft wide and weighs 404 tons. The company invited HP, other media representatives and guests to observe this construction milestone. "This project reflects our strategy of investing to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of our large refining hubs worldwide, while at the same time reducing our environmental footprint," according to Michel Bénézit,

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