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January 8, 2014
Foster Wheeler awarded PMC contract for grassroots refinery in Turkey
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group has been awarded a contract by STAR Rafineri A.┼×., a subsidiary of SOCAR Turkey, for project management consultancy (PMC) services for its grassroots Aegean Refinery to be built within the Petkim Petrokimya A.┼×. (PETK─░M) facilities at Alia─ča, Turkey.
Foster Wheeler's contract value was not disclosed and was included in the company's third-quarter 2013 bookings.
The new petroleum refinery is designed to process a range of different crude oils, including Urals, Azeri Light and Kirkuk, with a processing capacity of 10 million ton/yr of crude oil. 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.
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 Wheeler’s leading SYDEC delayed coking technology.