Caltex awards Foster Wheeler EPC contract for South Africa low-sulfur diesel project

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Sept.16 -- Caltex Oil South Africa (Pty) Ltd., a ChevronTexaco group member, awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Foster Wheeler South Africa (Pty.) Ltd. for the third stage of a $32 million low-sulfur diesel project in Cape Town, South Africa.

The project involves revamping a diesel hydrotreating unit and adding a hydrogen purification unit to produce low-sulfur diesel that will meet South Africa's diesel fuel specification of 500 ppm wt sulfur by Jan. 1, 2006. Commissioning is expected in November 2005.

During the first and second stages, Foster Wheeler produced a conceptual engineering package, including a hydrogen-management study, and completed front-end engineering design and total installed cost estimates.

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