Repsol-YPF to build coker complex at Cartegena refinery

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 18 -- Repsol-YPF SA has awarded a contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd. unit Foster Wheeler Iberia SAU, Madrid, for the detailed engineering, procurement services, and construction management of a new delayed coker complex at its refinery in Cartagena in southeastern Spain.

The coking complex consists of a 53,000 b/sd delayed coker unit, a gas concentration unit, and a 90,000 b/sd vacuum distillation unit. The coker will use Foster Wheeler's Sydec process technology.

The value of this contract was not disclosed. In 2007, Foster Wheeler Iberia was awarded a separate contract for the design and supply of the coker-fired heaters that are an integral part of the coker unit.

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