Ecopetrol lets contract for Colombian refineries

Ecopetrol SA has let a long-term contract to a division of Fluor Corp. to provide services for the Barrancabermeja and Cartagena refineries in Colombia.

Jun 25th, 2019

Ecopetrol SA has let a long-term contract to a division of Fluor Corp. to provide services for the Barrancabermeja and Cartagena refineries in Colombia.

As part of the 4-year agreement, Stork—part of Fluor’s diversified services segment—together with its consortium of partners including Rampint in Barrancabermeja and Servimant in Cartagena, will deliver turnaround services for the two refineries, Fluor said.

Stork’s local offices in Barrancabermeja and Cartagena will lead the work, which is scheduled to begin in September.

The scope of work includes providing turnaround maintenance services on the plant process units during scheduled plant shutdown periods. The contract also includes delivery of emergency works and other preventive and corrective maintenance services to support Ecopetrol with further refinery performance optimization.

The agreement also provides for two extension options for an additional 2 years each.

While Fluor did not disclose a value of the contract, the service provider confirmed it has included the order in its second-quarter 2019 earnings.

Both the 250,000-b/d Barrancabermeja and 165,000-b/d Cartagena refineries supply fuel to meet Colombia’s national and export product needs.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@endeavorb2b.com.

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