Foster Wheeler has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) and projec ...

Foster Wheeler has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) and project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Ecopetrol for the Barrancabermeja refinery upgrade project in Colombia. The project will increase refining capacity from 250,000 b/d to 300,000 b/d, add heavy crude processing capability and provide a processing configuration to meet the projected 2013 Colombian clean fuels product specifications. The scope includes the following new units - a crude unit, delayed coker, hydrocracker unit, coker naphtha hydrotreating unit, hydrogen unit, sour water strippers, amine regeneration unit, and sulphur recovery unit, plus associated utilities and offsite units. The project will also include revamps to the diesel hydrotreater, gasoline hydrotreater and dismantling of two existing atmospheric and vacuum distillation units. In addition, the contract includes the procurement of long-lead items.

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