By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 5 -- Cia. Espanola de Petroleos SA (CEPSA) has let a detailed engineering contract to Foster Wheeler Iberia SAU for a major expansion of its 100,000-b/cd La Rabida refinery in Huelva, Spain.
The project will add a 90,000-b/sd crude unit, 30,500-b/sd vacuum distillation unit, and 148-ton/hr gas concentration unit.
The contract value was not disclosed. CEPSA is spending more than $1 billion at the refinery to meet growing demand in Europe for middle distillates.
Foster Wheeler Iberia has completed the front-end engineering design for the planned units (OGJ, Nov. 13, 2006, Newsletter).
Mechanical completion of the new facility is scheduled for fourth-quarter 2009.