PDVSA lets Barinas hydroskimming contract

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 5
-- Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has let a front-end engineering design (FEED) services contract to a Foster Wheeler subsidiary for the first-phase hydroskimming section of the 100,000-b/d Batalla Santa Ines Refinery under construction in Barinas, Venezuela.

The work includes a basic engineering design package, FEED, and early procurement assistance for the crude distillation unit, naphtha hydrotreater, continuous catalytic reformer, and utilities and offsites facilities. FEED completion is scheduled for the third quarter this year.

State-owned PDVSA announced start of construction of the refinery in 2008, saying the facility would run crude from Barinas and Apure states as well as Orinoco heavy crude (OGJ Online, Oct. 13, 2008). It said an initial phase, at the time scheduled for completion this year, would have capacity of 30,000 b/d.

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