Contract let for Morocco refinery upgrade

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 4 -- Société Anonyme Marocaine de l'Industrie de Raffinage (SAMIR) has awarded a contract to Foster Wheeler Italiana SPA, Milan, for project management of its $650 million Mohammedia refinery upgrade and expansion project near Casablanca, Morocco.

The program, which includes a new hydrocracking unit and updated environmental facilities, will enhance conversion capacity at the 125,000 b/sd refinery. It will maximize distillate production and improve product quality specifications to meet the distillate requirements of the Moroccan market by 2010.

New facilities include a 54,300 b/sd vacuum distillation unit, a 36,000 b/sd fuel hydrocracking unit, a 55,000 b/sd gasoil hydrodesulphurizer, a hydrogen production unit, and auxiliary units.

Completion is expected by June 2008.

Snamprogetti SPA, Milan, and the Turkish company Tekfen Construction & Installation Inc. were selected in May to design, construct, and commission the facilities.

Foster Wheeler's UK-based Global Engineering & Construction Group carried out the feasibility study and the front-end design and prepared bid invitation packages for the engineering, procurement, and construction phase.

The African Development Bank in June approved a loan of $85 million for the project.

Related Articles

Phillips 66 considers splitter at Sweeny refinery

03/21/2014 Phillips 66 is evaluating the potential for the addition of a condensate splitter near its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex., just sou...

Second small diesel refinery planned for North Dakota

03/21/2014 Quantum Energy Inc. (QEI), Tempe, Ariz., said it has secured land for the construction of a 20,000-b/d grassroots hydroskimming refinery in North D...

WoodMac: Global ethylene demand, production on the rise

03/20/2014 Ethylene-producing assets that have access to low-cost natural gas feedstocks, such as the ones in North America, will lead the competition in glob...

Chevron’s Richmond refinery project advances

03/19/2014 The city of Richmond, Calif., has released a long-awaited draft environmental impact report (EIR) for Chevron Corp.’s $1 billion modernization proj...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected