StatoilHydro lets Mongstad refinery upgrade work

StatoilHydro has let an engineering and procurement contract to M.W. Kellogg Ltd. to upgrade the coker unit at its 186,000 b/d Mongstad refinery near Bergen, Norway.

Jul 8th, 2008

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, July 8 -- StatoilHydro has let an engineering and procurement contract to M.W. Kellogg Ltd. to upgrade the coker unit at its 186,000 b/d Mongstad refinery near Bergen, Norway.

"The project will improve the working environment and safety of the operators on the coker unit by automating processes to improve safety, performance, and reliability," said Kellogg parent company KBR. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The coker unit will be closed in 2009 while the revamp is carried out along with a scheduled refinery turnaround period in April 2010, with completion scheduled for the middle of 2010. Project work will be performed at Kellogg's main office, along with collocated StatoilHydro representatives, in Greenford, West London.

This contract builds upon the pre-engineering contract Kellogg won last July to identify the work required.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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