Amec Foster Wheeler has won an engineering and project management services contract from PT Pertamina and Saudi Aramco to upgrade and expand Cilacap Refinery in Central Java, Indonesia.
Amec Foster Wheeler will perform the basic engineering design study, develop the scope for the proposed project and finalise the process configuration and licensors’ packages.
The project is aimed to increase its capacity from 348,000 barrels to 370,000 barrels daily.
It will also maximise production of cleaner gasoline and diesel, produce higher quality base oils for the domestic market, and expand annual production of aromatics and polypropylene to more than 600,000t and 160,000t respectively.
The expansion project is part of Pertamina’s Refinery Development Master Plan to improve Indonesia’s energy security and involves the expansion and upgrade of its domestic refineries.
The overall Cilacap Refinery upgrade project is estimated to cost about $4bn-5bn.
Amec Foster Wheeler Group president for Asia, Middle East, Africa & Southern Europe Roberto Penno said: “This is a strategic project for Indonesia’s Oil & Gas industry, in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies with a growing energy demand.
“We will combine our in-depth refinery expertise from our Reading, UK operation, together with our strong Asian operations, to deliver the best of Amec Foster Wheeler for this important project.”
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