By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 4 – Shell Deutschland Oil GMBH has let an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract to Technip for integration of the 327,000-b/d Rheinland refinery near Cologne, Germany.
Until 2005, Royal Dutch Shell units operated the facility as separate refineries, with 140,000 b/d of crude capacity at Wesseling and 162,000 b/d of capacity at Godorf (OGJ, Dec. 19, 2005, p. 60).
Technip’s initial work will be at Wesseling. It includes modification of desulfurization and hydrogen units and construction of new facilities. Wesseling will desulfurize gas oil from Godorf.
Technip handled basic design for the first phase of the integration project, called Connect, and is working on basic design packages for later phases.