Coker complex contract for FW

Foster Wheeler Iberia has been awarded a contract by REPSOL YPF for the detailed engineering, procurement services and construction management of a new delayed coker complex in south east Spain.


Foster Wheeler Iberia has been awarded a contract by REPSOL for the detailed engineering, procurement services and construction management of a new delayed coker complex at its refinery in Cartagena, south east Spain.



The value of the contract has not been disclosed.



The coking complex consists of a 53,000 barrels per stream day (bpsd) delayed coker unit that will use Foster Wheeler’s SYDEC technology, a thermal conversion process used by refiners to upgrade heavy residue feed and process it into high-value transport fuels. The coking complex will also include a gas concentration unit and a 90,000bpsd vacuum distillation unit.



The contract award follows the completion of the process design package for the delayed coker unit by Foster Wheeler’s coking centre of excellence in Houston, and the front-end engineering design by Foster Wheeler Iberia. The basic design of the vacuum distillation unit has already been completed by Foster Wheeler Iberia.