Foster Wheeler wins more work on Turkey grassroots refinery project

08 January 2014 14:55  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Foster Wheeler has won a contract for project management consultancy at Turkey’s planned grassroots STAR Rafineri in Aliaga, near Izmir, the Switzerland-based international energy and petrochemicals engineering major said on Wednesday.

Foster said STAR will be designed to process different crude oils, including Urals, Azeri Light and Kirkuk, with a processing capacity of 10m tonnes of crude oil/year.

The refinery is expected to start operations in 2017 when it will produce a range of products including jet fuel, diesel, naphtha, petroleum coke and liquid petroleum gases.
Foster did not disclose the contract’s value.

Foster Wheeler already executed the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the refinery, and it also provided the license and basic design package for the refinery’s delayed coker.

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR is the controlling shareholder in STAR.

SOCAR CEO Kenan Yavuz added that the refinery was an important investment for Turkey as it would “significantly reduce” the country’s dependence on imports of many petroleum derivatives.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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