BP taps Foster Wheeler unit for Spanish refinery upgrade

BP Oil Refineria de Castellon SA, a unit of BP PLC, let contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd. unit Foster Wheeler Iberia SA for the upgrade of its 120,000 b/sd refinery at Castellon de la Plana, Spain.

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, July 15 -- BP Oil Refineria de Castellon SA, a unit of BP PLC, let contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd. unit Foster Wheeler Iberia SA for the upgrade of its 120,000 b/sd refinery at Castellon de la Plana, Spain. The $100 million project will upgrade the facility to produce ultralow-sulfur fuels, BP said.

Foster Wheeler will be in charge of engineering, equipment and materials procurement, and construction supervision for the project, which is slated for completion in mid-2004.

The project will include the installation of a new diesel hydrotreater, a hydrogen plant, and a naphtha hydrotreater. Foster Wheeler also will revamp the existing distillation, heavy-light gas oil, monoethanolamine regeneration, and sour water stripper units.
In addition, Foster Wheeler will revamp the main utilities, including the distributed control system and electricity.

Technip-Coflexip SA will participate in the hydrogen plant and utilities portion of the revamp.

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