Here is update on 85 MBD Kansas NCRA McPherson Refinery Coker expansion NCRA had put the coker project on hold in 2008. The McPherson Refinery is replacing existing 1952 / 20MBD / 3 drum coking unit making 867 dstpd petcoke. NCRA had debottlenecked coker in 2006 from 650 dstpd by adding coker charge tank & handling terminal that allowed increase rates starting March 2007 by decreasing drum cycle time from 24hour to 18 hours. The debottlenecking project was also part of NCRA $315MM Clean Fuels Project that completed at end 2006. NCRA also began handle more Canadian Bitumen Crude.
The $555M facility now expects construction start in 2013 (2012 previously) and completes 2015 an expanded 30MBD 4 drum unit. (NCRA is 75% owned by CHS that also owns CHS Laurel Montana Coking Refinery.) Mustang Engineering seems be doing EPC project work article doesnt state if Bechtel-COP technology is still doing coker technology.
<See Prior Coking.com Post NCRA McPherson project 11/08/2008 & 12/09/2007 >