Fluor Corp. wins contract for integration of Marathon refineries

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Texas-based Fluor Corp., which has offices in Greenville, has been awarded a contract from Marathon Petroleum to execute the engineering and procurement scope of the South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) program at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas.

Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the first quarter of this year, according to a news release.

The STAR program aims to integrate Marathon’s refinery in Texas City into the adjacent Galveston Bay refinery, according to a news release. The integration of the refineries will result in the creation of a refining complex with a crude processing capacity of 611,000 barrels per day. The program is slated to be completed in 2022.

“This project will continue the development of MPC’s Galveston Bay refinery into a world-class refining complex,” Fluor’s energy & chemicals Americas president Mark Fields said in the release. “Fluor and MPC have a proven track record of delivering similar programs, most recently in Detroit and Garyville, La. Fluor values its strong working relationship with MPC and is excited to be part of the STAR program.”

Since 2013, Fluor has been engaged in the STAR program, performing the feasibility studies and early engineering work. The company is also currently providing engineering, procurement, and construction management services on reconfiguration at the Galveston Bay refinery under a contract awarded in April 2017.

The reconfiguration will enable the refinery to achieve updated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 gasoline sulfur standards. Fluor’s scope in the contract includes a new unit, modernizing a number of existing units and modifying utilities and offsites to support the scheduled process changes and refinery connections, according to the release.

For more information, visit fluor.com.

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