Refinery Foster Wheeler Works on Russian Refinery Project

Editor: Dominik Stephan

A Foster Wheeler subsidiary will provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Combined Oil Refinery Unit (CORU) Project at the Moscow Refinery, Russia.

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Moscow/Russia – The CORU project is part of the implementation of Gazpromneft’s OJSC Moscow Refinery Revamping and Upgrading Program, under which the refinery will be expanded up to 2020 to process an additional six million tons of crude oil per year and produce transportation fuels to Euro-V standards. Part of Foster Wheeler's scope will also be the design documentation in accordance with Russian norms, the company explained.

The CORU facilities are planned to include crude distillation and vacuum distillation units (CDU & VDU), a continuous catalytic reforming unit with naphtha hydrotreatment and hydrogen recovery by pressure swing adsorption, a diesel hydrotreater including a dewaxing section, a gas plant with a liquefied petroleum gases sweetening unit and common utilities. The FEED activities are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013 while the submission of design documentation is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014.