Libyan refinery nears following Foster Wheeler award


It seems that a new crude oil refinery could be on the way in Libya, after Foster Wheeler revealed that its Milan-based subsidiary has been awarded a contract for a new 200,000 barrels per stream facility at Mellita, near Zwara.

Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A., part of the group’s Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded the contract by Zwara Oil Refinery Company Limited (ZORCO) for consultancy and project management services.

The planned new 200,000 barrels per stream day crude oil refinery is to be located at Mellita, near Zwara, in the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

With an estimated total investment cost of around $4bn, the facility includes a state-of-the-art facility aimed at producing premium quality gasoline, jet fuel and diesel with minimal fuel oil production, and related utilities, off-sites and marine facilities.

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