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.