FEED contract let for refinery expansion

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 15 -- Marathon Oil Corp. has let a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to Fluor Corp. for the $2.2 billion expansion of its 245,000 b/d Garyville, La., refinery. The contract value was not disclosed.

Marathon plans to increase the facility's crude capacity to 425,000 b/d. It plans to add a crude distillation unit, hydrocracker, reformer, kerosene hydrotreater, delayed coker, additional sulfur recovery capacity, and other infrastructure (OGJ Online, Oct. 27, 2005).

Fluor will provide FEED services for the processing units, utilities, and off sites.

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