Amec Foster Wheeler wins FEED contract for Total's Donges refinery
- Amec Foster Wheeler wins clean fuels FEED contract with Total’s subsidiary, Total Raffinage France
- To support Total's investment in the Donges refinery increasing fuel production capacity
- Amec Foster Wheeler to combine ‘Virtual Plant’ technology with its integrated engineering capabilities and Asset Information Hub
Amec Foster Wheeler announces that it has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Total Raffinage France, a subsidiary of Total, the French multinational integrated oil and gas company.
Total has stated that the Donges refinery currently lacks desulphurisation capacity, and a significant proportion of its fuels are therefore exported because they no longer meet fuel quality European Union specifications. The project, comprising a new vacuum gas oil hydrotreater unit and sour water stripping unit as well as modification of existing units and new interconnections, is part of the investment planned by Total to upgrade its Donges refinery, improving its performance.
Amec Foster Wheeler will support the modernisation of Total Raffinage’s Donges refinery in Western France by combining its world-class refinery FEED expertise, integrated engineering systems capabilities and its innovative Asset Information Hub (AIH) with the visualisation and digital asset Virtual Plant technology.
The AIH provides a digital representation of the physical plant. Collating documents, data, and models of the plant, the AIH is a powerful information management system with which to control and review aspects of the plant throughout its life in a secure environment. Combined with Virtual Plant technology, provided by Aveva, it allows a designer to move around an asset, zoom in, open documents and review data that is hosted in the AIH. Customers benefit by having global access to data and assured information. All this results in improved efficiency, predictable project delivery and safety.
Amec Foster Wheeler is currently the only company licenced by Aveva to provide this hosting service.
As a cutting edge, digital technology designed to improve project delivery, AIH forms a core part of Amec Foster Wheeler’s strategy to grow its refining business and deliver efficient and predictable project outcomes.
This is a strategically important project for Total designed to increase the performance of the Donges refinery, which Amec Foster Wheeler knows well from past successful projects. We will combine innovative Virtual Plant technology and our unique Asset Information Hub, together with our extensive refinery clean fuels expertise, to deliver this important project for Total.
Amec Foster Wheeler has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Total, including studies, FEEDs and engineering, procurement and construction management projects.
Amec Foster Wheeler’s activities related to this FEED contract are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
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