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FWC: Contract for two grassroots refineries in Brazil

By Gerald Ondrey |

Foster Wheeler AG (FWC; Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) announced today that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a basic engineering design and front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for two grassroots petroleum refineries in Brazil for Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., (Petrobras). The Premium I Refinery will be a dual train, 600,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD) facility in Maranhao State, and the Premium II Refinery will be a single-train 300,000 BPSD facility in Ceara State. Foster Wheeler will be the prime subcontractor to UOP (Des Plains, Ill.; www.uop.com), the managing process technology licensor. The value of the contract was not disclosed. The award will be included in Foster Wheeler’s fourth-quarter 2010 bookings. The contract calls for the provision of basic design and FEED for the main process units and auxiliary units. Each of the three refinery trains will consist of a crude vacuum distillation unit, a four-drum delayed coker based on Foster Wheeler’s SYDEC (Selective Yield Delayed Coking) technology, a hydrocracker, a distillate hydrotreater, a naphtha hydrotreater based on UOP technology, a hydrogen unit based on Foster Wheeler’s hydrogen-production technology,…
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