Foster Wheeler subsidiary awarded contract by STAR Rafineri subsidiary SOCAR Turkey

Foster Wheeler bags grassroots refinery contract in Turkey

9:40 AM, 9th January 2014
Foster Wheeler bags SOCAR's PMC contract

ZUG, SWITZERLAND: Foster Wheeler AG’s subsidiary of Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group has been awarded a contract by STAR Rafineri AS, a subsidiary of SOCAR Turkey, for project management consultancy (PMC) services for its grassroots Aegean Refinery to be built within the Petkim Petrokimya AS (PETKIM) facilities at Aliaga, Turkey. Foster Wheeler’s contract value was not disclosed.

The new refinery is designed to process a range of different crude oils, including Urals, Azeri Light and Kirkuk, with a processing capacity of 10 million tonne of crude oil per year. It is expected to start operations in 2017 and to produce a range of products including jet fuel, diesel, naphtha, petroleum coke and liquid petroleum gases.

Foster Wheeler executed the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the entire refinery and also provided the license and basic design package for the delayed coker, which will use Foster Wheeler’s leading SYDEC delayed coking technology.

“Having successfully delivered a high quality FEED, we are very pleased to continue to play a key role in this strategic investment in Turkey. We believe that our proven project management and refining capabilities, our experience in executing mega-projects, and our long-established operation in Turkey were all instrumental in our success in winning this contract,” said Roberto Penno, Chief Executive Officer, Global E&C Group, Foster Wheeler.

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