Egypt: Delayed Coking Assiut Oil Refining Company Chooses Bechtel's Thruplus Technology
Bechtel has signed a license agreement with Assiut Oil Refining Company (Asorc), a subsidiary of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), for the process design of a delayed coking unit at the Assiut refinery in Egypt.
Assiut/Egypt – The new delayed coking unit will be part of the US$ 1.5 billion refinery modernization program, using Bechtel's proprietary Thruplus coking technology to upgrade heavy oil into high-value, light hydrocarbon liquids.
"Investment in the Assiut Refinery will increase production of petroleum products to meet Upper Egypt’s growing demands, while maintaining important environmental standards," said Nagi Abd El-Ghaffar Kassab, chairman of Asorc. "The addition of a modern delayed coking unit was determined to be the most economical option to allow the refinery to increase complexity and eliminate heavy fuel oil product."
Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions is a Bechtel subsidiary that provides technology licensing and process consulting services to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry. Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions acquired Thruplus technology from Conoco Philips in 2011.