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Fluor named project management consultant for new refinery in Turkey

By Gerald Ondrey |

Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) announced today that Socar & Turcas Rafineri A.S. (Stras; www.socarturcas.com.tr), the joint venture of the State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar) and Turcas Petrol A.S. (ISE:TRCAS), awarded the firm a project management consultant (PMC) contract for a new refinery to be built in Aliaga, Turkey. The new planned refinery will be integrated at the Petkim petrochemicals site on the Aegean coast. As PMC for the Socar & Turcas Aegean Refinery (STAR) project, Fluor will assist Stras in selecting and managing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor(s) and provide overall project and construction management. Fluor has begun the work and will book the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2010. “This new refinery project award in the downstream oil and gas market in Turkey is a precedent-setting milestone,” says Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Group. “As Turkey’s economy continues to grow, and building upon our strong resume in Europe, we believe this key project positions us well for the future both in Turkey and in nearby Asia.” “Fluor’s global footprint, coupled with…
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