Thailand resid unit to undergo revamp

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 17
-- Star Petroleum Refining Co. Ltd., Rayong, Thailand, has awarded a unit revamp contract to the Global Engineering & Construction Group of Foster Wheeler AG.

The front-end engineering and design contract is for Star Petroleum’s residue fluidized catalytic cracking unit’s revamp turnaround and inspection project at the Map Ta Phut refinery. Terms of the award were not disclosed; the contract’s value, said the announcement, was included in the Foster Wheeler’s first-quarter bookings.

The objective of the project is improve onstream reliability together with environmental and performance improvements. The Foster Wheeler announcement said the company expects the FEED to be completed by first-quarter 2012.

Foster Wheeler will carry out the FEED, including licensor selection, and will also work with Star Petroleum to evaluate existing RFCCU maintenance and reliability to identify changes that may be needed the continuous improvement of onstream performance, according to the announcement.

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