Meridian Energy has awarded a front-end engineering and design study for the proposed 27,500 bpd refinery in North Dakota.
Belfield/USA — The initial phase for the construction of Davis Refinery should be completed by the mid-2019. This capacity would increase to 49,500 bpd without requesting a new permit. The refinery will produce gasoline, diesel fuel and maritime fuel.
The FEED work is being conducted by a Houston-based EPC-contractor in anticipation of the state Health Department giving the company the permit to construct the refinery. The letter of content signed with the company establishes the terms and conditions under which Meridian would contract with the Contractor for the EPC of the initial phase of the Davis Refinery, the negotiation of which is anticipated to occur during the Feed study.
This LOI represents a major milestone for Meridian and comes at a critical point in time as Meridian prepares to receive the final issuance of the permit to construct (“PTC”) for the Davis Refinery from the North Dakota Department of Health (“NDDoH”) in the coming weeks.
The Contractor is the largest specialized infrastructure solutions provider in North America and has met all Meridian criteria for a forward-thinking EPC contractor that understands the significance of the Davis Refinery on the future of the refining industry. The company said that it was confident that the Contractor is an ideal EPC partner to carry out and implement the detailed design and engineering of the Davis Refinery and the standard of emission controls the facility will set for the refining industry moving forward.