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Refinery Upgrade Foster Wheeler Works on Bataan Refinery Project

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Engineering specialists Foster Wheeler will provide engineering services and technology expertise for the upgrade of the Bataan refinery in the Philippines.

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“We are very focused on leveraging coking technology wins into larger workscopes,” said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer of Foster Wheeler. (Picture: Foster WHeeler)
“We are very focused on leveraging coking technology wins into larger workscopes,” said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer of Foster Wheeler. (Picture: Foster WHeeler)

Manila/The Philippines – Foster Wheeler was selected to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for Petron's Bataan refinery expansion in the Phillipines. The Swiss based engineering multinational will work on the delayed coker unit (DCU), including the engineering and material supply of two double-fired Terrace Wall coker heaters. This unit is a key part of the refinery upgrade process, having a design capacity of 37,500 barrels per stream day. The granting of this contract follows an earlier cooperation and the use of Foster Wheeler's Selective Yield Delayed Coking (SYDECSM) process.

“We are very focused on leveraging coking technology wins into larger workscopes,” said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer of Foster Wheeler. “Coker units are complex, and we always recommend Foster Wheeler detailed engineering and critical procurement to realize the full operational benefits of our well-designed, well-constructed delayed coking unit. We believe that this award reflects Petron’s confidence in the added value that we will bring to this project and in our fast-track, cost-effective execution plan.”

SYDEC is a thermal conversion process used by refiners worldwide to upgrade heavy residue feed and process it into high value transport fuels, the company said. It enables the use of heavier crudes, enhancing a refinery's performance significantly.

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