Foster Wheeler AG has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded contracts by Socar & Turcas Rafineri A.Ş. (STRAS) for its planned grassroots refinery to be built within the Petkim Petrokimya A.Ş. (PETKİM) facilities at Aliağa, Turkey.

The contracts cover overall front-end engineering design for the new refinery and the license and basic design package for the delayed coker, which will use Foster Wheeler’s SYDECSM delayed coking technology. The planned new facility will have a capacity of 214,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD). Naphtha and fuel oil from the hydrocracking unit will be delivered to PETKİM for petrochemical use.

The refinery will include crude and vacuum distillation units, naphtha hydrotreating, a 40,000BPSD delayed coking unit, a 66,000BPSD hydrocracking unit, kerosene and diesel hydrotreaters, LPG caustic treatment units, a 28,000BPSD continuous catalytic reformer, a saturated gas unit, an amine and sour water stripper, sulfur and tail gas treatment units and a 160,000Nm3/h hydrogen unit, as well as utilities, auxiliary systems and offsite facilities.

The SYDECSM process as configured for this project will be designed to maximize clean liquid yields while minimizing fuel coke yields. Foster Wheeler’s scope of work under these contracts is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.