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Upgrading the world's fifth largest refinery

Amec Foster Wheeler was selected to carry out the FEED for a residue upgrading project at S-OIL Corporation’s world-scale Onsan refinery in Ulsan, South Korea.

The upgrade of the refinery, which is the fifth largest in the world, includes the addition of a residue hydrodesulphurisation unit, a residue fluid catalytic cracker, and multiple downstream upgrading units to enable the refinery to produce more higher-value products and, in particular, maximise production of polymer-grade propylene.

In addition to executing the FEED, we will also prepare the tender for the EPC phase, procure long-lead items, evaluate the EPC bids, and prepare a cost estimate to support S-OIL’s final investment decision.

“This award illustrates our strategy to deploy our global network of operations, with our execution centres working together to support our clients through the entire lifecycle of their planned investments. Our Business Solutions Group in Reading, UK, performed the pre-FEED, and our execution centres in the UK and Thailand are now working together on the FEED to support S-OIL in the development of this major upgrade project.”
Roberto Penno, Group President, AMEASE region, Amec Foster Wheeler
Location:Ulsan, South Korea
Client:S-OIL Corporation
Date:2014 - ongoing