November 4, 2007 at 3:32 am #3891
CCRL plans to expand Saskatchewan refinery – hire IAG FCC addition
By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2007 — Consumers’ Cooperative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) has retained International Alliance Group (IAG) as program manager for the grassroots portion of a proposed expansion of its 100,000 b/cd refinery in Regina, Sask.
The project would increase output of Saskatchewan’s only oil refinery by 30%. It involves building a fluid catalytic cracking complex to support the additional crude oil processing.
IAG is expected to make a final decision in early 2008 to move forward with detailed design and construction of the project, which, if implemented, would increase capacity of the refinery to 130,000 b/cd.
Meanwhile, Mustang Engineering, a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC, is providing front-end engineering design services to IAG for the CCRL refinery expansion.
November 4, 2007 at 4:31 am #7190
Here is update news on CCRL $1-1.5 Billion expansion to the CCRL Coking Refinery – Upgrader complex. It looks like IAG will be hired for the FCC addition (Mustang Engineering is doing FEED on project) if it goes forward after the 2008 decision as scheduled. This expasion takes capacity from 100 MBD to 130 MBD.
The integrated Upgrader complex next door to refinery started up in 2003 and expansion took CCRL capacity from 50 MBD to 90 MBD but CCRL has always tweaked capacity to make 100 MBD so looks like they have that as base now. (The $600M project ran about $100 million over on cost estimate). CCRL is subsidary of FCL and is Saskatchewan’s only refinery.
Earlier news article in Sept 2007 mentioned that Federated Co-op Ltd (FCL) purchased other 50% ownership of New Grade Energy Inc upgrader from Crown Investment Corp (CIC) – a government holding company that was going to sell it to 3rd party – FCL exercised its first right refusal for $325 million. They claim timing on purcahse of other 50% and expansion is coincidence but …… sure does remove lot operation
problems – like the NewGrade board directors/governance of separate corp entity while adding full synergies from a good money-maker for FCL plus expanded capacity in terms of gasoline & diesel production.
Represents lot of capital outlay for expansion & 50% purchase – but improves the ROI & project potential.
Nothing has been indicated on a coker expansion at refinery or addition to upgrader site.
November 4, 2007 at 12:35 pm #7188
The question is, can IAG with their past record of project failures handle such an undertaking? Do they have the experienced support staff to handle such a large project? CCRL should speak with Frontier Refining in Cheyenne WY to get their opinion of how well D-Cok did their Coker revamp. D-Cok is the same company as IAG under the Triten umbrella. The resources are shared between both IAG and D-Cok the the input from Frontier will be valuable.
January 25, 2008 at 8:28 pm #7082
See Jan 2008 Coking.com Coker news section update on CCRL – looks like the FCL/CCRL Board approved the Refinery/FCC expansion (+30% going from 100MBD to 130 MBD crude).
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