Petrobras awards refinery design contracts

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 13
-- Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) let a basic engineering design and front-end engineering design contract to Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering & Construction Group for two grassroots refineries in Brazil.

The state-owned company plans a two-train, 600,000-b/sd refinery called Premium I in Maranhao State and a single-train, 300,000-b/sd refinery called Premium II in Ceara State (OGJ Online, Nov. 10, 2010).

The contract covers the main process units and auxiliary units.

Each train will have a crude vacuum distillation unit, a four-drum delayed coker using Foster Wheeler technology, a hydrocracker, a distillate hydrotreater, a naphtha hydrotreater using UOP technology, a hydrogen unit using Foster Wheeler technology, a sour-water stripper, and amine regeneration and sulfur-recovery unit.

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