Foster Wheeler Wins Major Refinery Upgrade Contract in Colombia


Foster Wheeler Ltd. has announced that two of its subsidiaries have been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) and project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Ecopetrol S.A, for the Barrancabermeja Refinery Upgrade Project in Colombia.

Foster Wheeler USA Corporation and Process Consultants, Inc, part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, were awarded the contracts for the project.

The project itself will increase refining capacity from 250,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD) to 300,000 BPSD, add heavy crude processing capability, and provide a processing configuration to meet the projected 2013 Colombian clean fuels product specifications.

The contract scope includes a number of new units such as a crude unit, delayed coker, hydrocracker unit, coker naphtha hydro-treating unit, hydrogen unit, sour water strippers, amine regeneration unit, and sulphur recovery unit, plus associated utilities and offsite units.

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