By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 11 — CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd. (COPC) has let a thermal design, engineering, procurement, and material supply contract to Foster Wheeler USA Corp. for two delayed coker heaters for a four-drum delayed coking unit to be installed at COPC’s newly constructed 250,000 b/d refinery in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China. The delayed coker heaters will use Foster Wheeler’s Terrace-Wall design. Foster Wheeler previously was awarded the process design package contract for the delayed coking unit, which will be based on the company’s Selective Yield Delayed Coking (SYDEC) process. Foster Wheeler said the delayed coker heaters are an integral component of the SYDEC process technology. The new $2.64 billion refinery will process crude oil from CNOOC’s Penglai field in Bohai Bay (OGJ Online, Sept. 8, 2005
Recent news update on new Huizhou coker & China new grassroots petrochemical/refinery (240 MBD) complex ($2.4 billion) which just contracted FW for its coker heater (FW 2005 was awarded process design package for coking technology SYDEC process). The petrochemical plant portion complex started formal production on March 30 2006 and the refinery is planned to start up in 2008. It is one of China’s largest foreign JV plants (Shell 45%, CNOOC 50%, & Chinese Government 5%) and will process Bohi Bay crude.