Amec Foster Wheeler to upgrade Cilacap refinery

Amec Foster Wheeler has recently been awarded an Engineering and Project Management Services Contract by PT Pertamina (Persero) and Saudi Aramco for the upgrade and expansion of the 348,000 barrels per day Cilacap Refinery in Central Java. Amec Foster Wheeler will conduct the basic engineering design study, develop the scope for the proposed project and finalise the process configuration and licensors’ packages over the next nine months.

Roberto Penno, Amec Foster Wheeler Group President for Asia, Middle East, Africa & Southern Europe says, “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.â€?

The upgrade of the Cilacap Refinery is intended to increase the capacity of the refinery to 370,000 barrels per day, maximise production of cleaner gasoline and diesel, produce higher quality base oils for the domestic market, and expand aromatics and polypropylene production to more than 600,000 tonnes and 160,000 tonnes per year, respectively.

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