July 13, 2010 at 9:09 pm #2588
Coker Unit Revamped at Petromidia Refinery in Romania
July 12, 2010
ConocoPhillips, Rompetrol Rafinare and Rominserv announced a license and technical services agreement for the revamp of the existing delayed coker unit at Rompetrol’s Petromidia Refinery in Romania. The revamp will utilize ConocoPhillips’ ThruPlusR Delayed Coking Technology to further improve the reliability, the environmental performance and the operability of the existing 22,000 barrels-per-day unit.
“ConocoPhillips has incorporated many years of operating experience into our ThruPlusR Delayed Coker Technology. This revamp will upgrade the Petromidia coker to enable world-class reliability and environmental performance,” said Loretta Koster, Manager, ConocoPhillips Global Specialty Petroleum Coke and Licensing.
ConocoPhillips holds the unique position of being the largest delayed coking technology licensor that also owns and operates delayed cokers. The company owns, operates or has joint-venture interest in 18 delayed cokers worldwide feeding more than 600,000 barrels per day (BPD) combined. ThruPlusR delayed coking technology is externally licensed in 42 installations with a combined capacity in excess of 1.7 million BPD out of a worldwide coking capacity of approximately 4.5 million BPD. Since 2007, ConocoPhillips has started-up one major grassroots coker, has initiated two company grassroots cokers projects, and has granted eight external ThruPlusR Delayed Coker Technology licenses.
July 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm #5543
Here is update on Romania Rompetrol Petromidia coker revamp & award of COP as coker technology licensor.
Rompetrol has compelted the first stage of $50MM coker revamp project (which should compete by 2012) by selecting the coker technology as COP. This is latest in series of capital investments by Rompetrol to expand both capacity and complexity of refinery.
Rompetrol won control in Nov 2009 of Petromidia Refinery (built 1975 near Port Constanza) after a year of wrangling for ~$500MM (3 payments @ $50.5MM each + $250MM debt assumption + $205MM investment commitment). The existing coker as atricle mentions is 22MBD.
Note – Foster Wheeler Italy also has Romania Coker Revamp at the Polesti Refinery being done similar time frame.
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