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<EU S/D Table Update Lucky Q: Does anybody know if this project to built a new flexicoker in Greece is still going? >
Here is the update on another of new coker additions identified in my original Feb 2006 coker list. A member requested the update on the Maintenance News subsection covering the Regional Shutdown & Future (project) planning schedules but I prefer to post it on Coker News section because it is tracking coker project status.
The short answer is Yes the project is still on track and has not been placed on hold (so far Feb 2009).
But there have been no articles with any significant new coker information since the Coker News posting on ExxonMobil being selected for EMREs coker Technology Oct 2006 (and previous selection Foster Wheeler to do FEED contract Mar 2006).
However several news items by Platts Oilgram News (Feb2007) , OGJ newsletter (Jan 2009) & various newswires have repeated the above items with additional project milestones from various SEC postings 2007 & 2008 as well as Oil industry financial coverage of Hellenic Petrolem – such as completion of FEED, purchasing equipment, filing & obtaining permits. I will outline key items below:
Highlights on Elefsina Upgrade Project Status:
-Hellenic awards Foster Wheeler FEED contract for Elefsina Upgrade Mar 06
-Hellenic selects ExxonMobil EMREs Flexicoking Technology for Upgrade Oct 06
-Hellenic Petroleum Board approves plans for Upgrade Feb 2007
-Placed order for long-lead-time items (ie Hydrocracker reactors) Mar 2007
-FEED study completed May 2007
-Environmental impact, safety & fire protection permit applications submitted
-EPC contract tender in process: final offers submitted with selection by EOY
-Permits expected by EOY 2008
-Hellenic Elefsina upgrade permits secured by Sep/3Q08
Hope this helps. Regards