BP lets delayed coker contract to Foster Wheeler

By David N. Nakamura
Refining/Petrochemical Editor

Houston, Aug. 25 -- BP Products North America awarded a contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd. for the engineering, procurement, and fabrication of a 102,000 b/sd, 6-drum delayed coking unit and gas plant facilities at BP's 405,000-b/d Whiting refinery in northwest Indiana.

The delayed coking unit is part of the BP Whiting Refinery modernization project, which will increase the refinery's gasoline production by 1.7 million gal/day and allow it to process more Canadian crude (OGJ, Sept. 25, 2006, p. 10). Terms of the award were not announced. Foster Wheeler USA has been working on the project since 2005.

BP has awarded contracts for the project in stages. Previous contracts were awarded to Fluor Corp. for work that includes a crude distillation unit and a new gas oil hydrotreater (OGJ, Nov. 27, 2006, p. 10). and to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the sulfur-recovery facilities (OGJ, Apr. 23, 2007, p. 9).

BP expects to finish the $3.8 billion project in 2011. Foster Wheeler is using its Sydec process for the delayed coking units.

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