May 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm #2254
Motiva lets Port Arthur pet coke contract
May 19, 2011 By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 19 — Motiva Enterprises LLC has let a contract to Roberts & Schaefer, a subsidiary of KBR, for construction of a petroleum coker material-handling system in the expansion of its 285,000-b/d refinery at Port Arthur, Tex.
When the expansion is complete early next year, the refinery will have distillation capacity exceeding 600,000 b/d and become the largest in the US.
Roberts & Schaefer will install, start up, and test the pet coke system and provide on-site construction management and technical support for commissioning and testing. It handled engineering and procurement.
Motiva, a 50-50 venture of Shell Oil Co. and Saudi Refining Inc., said on May 16 that it had completed placement of the expansion project’s 375-ft tall delayed coker, which has capacity of 95,000 b/d.
The expansion includes a new single-train crude distillation unit with capacity of 325,000 b/d.
Other new units include an 85,000-b/d catalytic reformer with associated isomerization and hydrotreating plants, a sulfur recovery facility, a 75,000-b/d hydrocracker integrated with a new 60,000-b/d diesel hydrotreater, and a 50,000-b/d hydrotreater for feed for the existing catalytic cracker (OGJ Online, Mar. 18, 2009).
May 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm #5077
Here is Motiva update : Petcoke Handling Contract & Motiva placement the of $7 Billion Expansion project’s 95 MBD, 6-drum, 375 ft., Coker (DCU-2) – which is nearly 50% larger than Motiva’s existing coker.
The OGJ article is true but somewhat over-stated showing Motiva @ +600MBD as being largest in the US – it should have said one of the largest since several other US refineries are close & have understated capacities in the 500-600MBD range (Exxon Baton Rouge 505MBD, Exxon Baytown 560MBD, Hovensa St Croix 500MBD, Total 450MBD, MAP Garyville 450MBPD COP Sweeny 450 MBD).
When Motiva becomes US largest Refinery at +600 MBD it, will still only be 6th largest on Global basis behind other Coking Refineries like Formosa Petchem Malaysia, XOM Singapore and Reliance India Refineries which are in the 650 – 1,200 MBD capacity range.
The Handling contract by KBR subsidiary (Recent Dec 2010 acquisition) Roberts & Schaefer was listed as $9.1 Million contract by the KBR version on their website. (see http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2011/05/kbr-wins-91m-contract-for-refinery.html ).
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