UK Refinery Cogen Project Goes to Fluor
Fluor Corp. reported Tuesday that it has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the combined heat and power cogeneration project at Valero Energy Corp.’s Pembroke Refinery in Wales, UK.
“We are pleased to assist Valero with this notable project that will enhance energy efficiency and sustainability at the refinery, which is of significant importance to the economy of Wales and, more particularly, to Pembroke,” Al Collins, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in Europe, Africa and Middle East, said in a written statement.
According to Fluor, the project scope includes design, procurement, construction and commissioning support for the new 45 Mega Volt Amps natural gas-fired combustion turbine generator system that will supply power and steam to the refinery. In addition, Fluor stated that the scope includes substations, transformers, electrical and piping tie-ins and a fuel gas pipeline system.
Fluor added that an integrated engineering team out of its Farnborough, Hampshire, UK office and at the refinery will executive the project on a cost-reimbursable basis. In addition, the company stated that the project is the first to receive planning permission as a Development of National Significance process under the Planning (Wales) Act 2015.
Located on a deepwater port in South West Wales, the 54-year-old Pembroke Refinery boasts 270,000 barrels per day of processing capacity, according to Valero’s website. Through its 2011 acquisition of the refinery, the U.S.-based company entered the European market. The facility produces gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas and petrochemical feedstocks.
“Fluor will utilize its in-depth cogeneration expertise together with previous experience of working at the Pembroke Refinery to deliver a capital-efficient project,” said Collins.
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