September 11, 2006 at 9:03 pm #4140
Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract to Build Coker for Sinclair Oil for Undisclosed Sum
NEW YORK (AP) — Foster Wheeler Ltd. said Monday that its subsidiary Foster Wheeler USA Corp. has been awarded a contract by Sinclair Oil Corp. for a 30,000 barrel per stream day delayed coker, gas plant and coke handling facilities at its refinery at Tulsa, Okla.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
The new coker will allow the refinery to process heavier crude’s while maximizing the production of higher value products, Foster Wheeler said.
The reimbursable engineering, procurement and construction contract was included in the engineering and construction company’s second-quarter 2006 bookings, Foster Wheeler said
September 11, 2006 at 9:05 pm #7540
Looks like the Sinclair is moving out of the planning stage and into the EPC stage with the award to Foster Wheeler. The Midwest Tulsa refinery coker addition is following the path of several other Midwest refineries, that already have cokers, and have either debottlenecked and begun to handle, or are expanding to enable them to handle heavier and cheaper crude’s. Canadian blended and synthetic crude’s are at top of the list on potentials and will shift a lot of coke production into the 6.5% Sulfur category.
September 11, 2006 at 10:39 pm #7539
Foster Wheeler USA Corporation has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Sinclair Oil Corporation for a 30,000 barrel per stream day (bpsd) delayed coker, gas plant and coke handling facilities.
The new coker, at Sinclair’s refinery at Tulsa, Oklahoma, will use Foster Wheeler’s Selective Yield Delayed Coking (SYDEC) process, allowing the refinery to process heavier crudes while maximising the production of higher value products.
Terms of the award were not disclosed. The project was included in the company’s second-quarter 2006 bookings.
‘Sinclair considers Foster Wheeler a leader in delayed coking technology and its execution approach fits with our plan to have the unit operational by 2009,’ said Paul Moote, Sinclair’s vice president, Refinery Construction.
The Engineer OnlineTuesday – 12 September 2006
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