Total lets contract for Donges refinery

Total SA has let a contract to Amec Foster Wheeler PLC to deliver front-end engineering design for a project to boost production of cleaner fuels at subsidiary Total Raffinage France’s 219,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, France.

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Total SA has let a contract to Amec Foster Wheeler PLC to deliver front-end engineering design for a project to boost production of cleaner fuels at subsidiary Total Raffinage France’s 219,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, France.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s scope of work will include providing FEED studies for a vacuum gas oil hydrotreater (VGO HDS) unit and sour-water stripping unit, as well as for modifications to existing units and interconnections at the refinery, the service provider said.

While it did not disclose a value of the FEED contract, Amec Foster Wheeler said it expects to complete its work under the agreement during this year’s fourth quarter.

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The FEED study comes as part of Total’s previously announced €400-million modernization and overhaul of the Donges refinery, which alongside VGO HDS and sour-water stripping capacity, also includes a planned €150-million rerouting of an existing rail line that runs through the production site and the addition of a steam methane reformer (OGJ Online, Nov. 5, 2015; Apr. 16, 2015).

Total, which previously announced it would commission the proposed and revamped units sometime in 2019, let a contract to Axens SA in late 2015 to deliver technology licensing for a 40,000-b/d VHO HDS unit to be built as part of the upgrade (OGJ Online, Oct. 13, 2015).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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