Shell, BP tap Fluor for South Africa refinery's clean fuels project

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Mar. 3 -- South African Petroleum Refineries (Pty) Ltd. (SAPREF), a joint venture of Shell SA Energy and BP Southern Africa, has selected Fluor Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., to provide engineering, design, procurement, and construction management services for a clean fuels project at its SAPREF crude oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, the largest crude oil refinery in South Africa.

The SAPREF LION (large increase in octane number) project will produce fuel with no lead and a reduced sulfur content to meet South African requirements by Jan. 1, 2006.

Fluor's services include project management, basic and detailed engineering, procurement, construction management, and commissioning.

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