Fluor Inks Deal With Marathon On $3.2 Billion Refinery Expansion

Fluor will provide project management, engineering and procurement services.

Fluor Corp said Thursday it will provide project management, engineering and procurement services for a $3.2 billion project for Marathon Oil Corp.

Fluor booked $1.8 billion in its fourth quarter 2006 backlog which includes services, the value of procured materials, and the construction contracts under its direct management.

Marathon is expanding the crude oil refining capacity of its Garyville, La., refinery by 180,000 barrels per day. Fluor will be responsible for the refinery’s crude/vacuum and delayed coker units, utilities and offsites.

The expansion plans will also include a 44,000-barrels-per-day delayed coker, a 70,000 bpd heavy gas oil hydrocracker, a 65,000 bpd reformer and a 47,000 bpd kerosene hydrotreater, increasing refining capacity from 245,000 bpd to 425,000 bpd and Marathon's total refining capacity from 974,000 bpd to 1,154,000 bpd.

Construction is planned for mid-2007 and startup is expected in the fourth quarter 2009.

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