Ceyhan refinery management contract awarded

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 28 – A Turkish concern has awarded a contract to Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, to provide project management consultancy for a 212,000 b/cd grassroots refinery in Yumurtalik near Ceyhan on Turkey’s eastern Mediterranean coast.

The contract let by Dogu Akdeniz Petrokimya ve Rafineri Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, a subsidiary of Calik Enerji, Istanbul, also calls for Shaw to conduct pre-front end engineering design development for 14 process units, utilities, offsites, and marine facilities. Contract value and a start-up date for the refinery weren’t disclosed.

The refinery’s crude supply will come from various sources, including Iraq, Russia, and the Caspian Sea areas and target the domestic and regional export markets.

Shaw’s Energy & Chemicals Group noted that it provided proprietary technology and engineering for the first ethylene plant in Yarımca, Turkey, and has since completed more than 50 projects for the petrochemical, power, and refining industries in Turkey.

Turkey has six refineries with total crude distillation capacity of 714,275 b/d at the end of 2009. The largest are an 251,600 b/d refinery at Izmit and a 226,440 b/d plant at Aliaga-Izmir, both operated by Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corp.

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