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Foster Wheeler handed delayed coker contract for refinery in Argentina

19th November 2013

Company will provide services for new delayed coking unit at Campana Refinery

Foster Wheeler receives delayed coker contract for refinery in Argentina
The coking unit will be based on Foster Wheeler’s proprietary SYDEC delayed coking technology

Foster Wheeler, a global engineering and construction company, on Monday announced it has received a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for a new delayed coking unit at a refinery in Buenos Aires.

 

The contract was awarded by Axion Energy Argentina, a fuel and lubricants company and subsidiary of Bridas Corporation, and its value was not disclosed.

 

The coking unit will be installed at the Campana Refinery in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It will be based on Foster Wheeler’s proprietary SYDEC delayed coking technology. SYDEC is a thermal conversion process to upgrade heavy residue feed and process it into high-value transport fuels.

 

“Foster Wheeler brings to this project extensive experience in the design and delivery of delayed coker projects, a strong track record in executing projects in South America and impressive technical expertise in heavy crude processing,” said Umberto dellaSala, chief operating officer, Foster Wheeler AG.