The Japan Cosmo Sakai Coker is not online yet. The Cosmo Oil web site is not entirely telling the truth.
I was there in January/Febuary conducting the pre-commisioning of the control system for coke cutting system supplied by Flowserve. Upon my departure the unit still had about another month or two before the wer going to do the first cut.
I have been in contact with a Foster Wheeler friend of mine, who is one of the Process Operations Advisorand he told me the delayed coker might be completed but there are major big issues with the welding. The problems began on the DHU and now they are inspecting the coker gas plant. It has something to do with JGC not following the correct weld proceedures.
Cosmo has Sankyu hired to be the contract coke cutters, and they are practicing almost everyday. From what my Foster Wheeler friend says “It is like a toy to them with the cutting water pump running and the drill stem up and down all day long.”
As far as he knows, there is not a firm start date as of yet.