September 10, 2010 at 10:57 am #2537
Valero restarts $1.4 billion project in Port Arthur
By DAN WALLACH
September 3, 2010
Posted: September 8, 2010, 8:40 AM CDT Last updated: September 8, 2010, 9:06 AM CDT
Groundwork anchors for concrete can be seen sticking up from the ground as concrete forms are being built on the location for all the components that will feed Valero Port Arthur Refinery’s new hydrocracker unit. The refinery is moving forward with construction on its hydrocracker project, initially started in 2008. When finished, the unit will fill about 13 acres at the refinery. Dave Ryan/The Enterprise
PORT ARTHUR, Texas – A major refinery expansion is beginning to take shape in Port Arthur that could employ from 1,100 to 1,500 construction workers in the next 18 months or more.
Already, 200 workers are busy completing the foundation for the Valero Energy Corp. Port Arthur refinery’s hydrocracker unit.
Three weeks ago, Valero restarted work on the $1.4 billion project that had been postponed by the San Antonio-based independent refiner when the economy began to sour.
Its restart could signal an upturn in business conditions – at least by the time the project is finished and ready for production in 2012.
The new unit will be capable of producing fuel-grade products from heavy crude oil at a rate of 50,000 barrels per day when it’s completed, said Valero major project director John Wallace.
September 10, 2010 at 11:04 am #5496
Here is update on Valero Pt Arthur project restarting – but just HydroCracker portion project that was delayed untill 2010. The Pt Arthur 45MBD Coker portion of project was first delayed for Canadian P/L in Sep 2008 and then Cancled around Oct 2008.
(Looks like post of picture of poured foundation & rebar sticking up did not make it).
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