Worldwide Construction Update: Four-year downward trend is reversed

The fifth of six drums is lowered into place as Premcor Inc. prepares for completion of a new 80,000 b/d coker unit. The $835 million project, including a new hydrocracker and second sulfur unit, is expected to be in commercial operation by the first quarter of 2001. It will be capable of processing 80% Maya heavy sour crude at a throughput capacity of 250,000 b/d. Photo by Mieko Mahi, courtesy of the Premcor Inc.Click here to enlarge imageOil and gas companies have let a declining number of contracts in the downstream sector to engineering and construction companies during the past 4 years (Fig. 1). Ongoing projects in refining, petrochemical, gas processing, and pipeline categories fe...

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