Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a contract for Total’s Donges refinery.
Amec was awarded the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Total Raffinage France, a subsidiary of Total, the French multinational integrated oil and gas company.
Currently Total’s Donges refinery currently lacks desulphurisation capacity, forcing it export the majority of its fuels because they no longer meet fuel quality European Union specifications.
The project, comprising a new vacuum gas oil hydrotreater unit and sour water stripping unit as well as modification of existing units and new interconnections, is part of the investment planned by Total to upgrade its Donges refinery, improving its performance.
Marco Moresco, Amec Foster Wheeler’s president of Downstream Capital Projects Europe, Middle East and Africa, said:“This is a strategically important project for Total designed to increase the performance of the Donges refinery, which Amec Foster Wheeler knows well from past successful projects. We will combine innovative Virtual Plant technology and our unique Asset Information Hub, together with our extensive refinery clean fuels expertise, to deliver this important project for Total.
“Amec Foster Wheeler has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Total, including studies, FEEDs and engineering, procurement and construction management projects.”
The project will be delivered in the final quarter of this year.