Client
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Location
Galveston Bay and Texas City, Texas

Marathon Refinery Reconfiguration

Fluor was awarded a contract by a division of Marathon Petroleum to execute the engineering, procurement and constru​ction management scope for a major reconfiguration at Marathon's Galveston Bay and Texas City, Texas refineries. Fluor previously executed the initial studies and early engineering for these projects.​

In 2018, Fluor announced that it had achieved substantial engineering completion for the reconfiguration project.



Client's Challenge

The reconfiguration will allow the two refineries to achieve updated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 gasoline sulfur standards by 2020 to provide cleaner fuel to U.S. markets.

The scope of work in​cludes a new selective hydrogenation unit, a new naphtha desulfurization unit and upgrades to the existing naphtha desulfurization unit and the fluid catalytic cracker. The project also includes the modernization of the utilities and offsites to continue to integration of the former Texas City refinery into the adjacent Galveston Bay refinery.​​​​​


Marathon - Refinery Reconfiguration
Fluor's Solution

Fluor provides sustaining capital services at five Marathon sites across the United States, and has supported the Texas City and Galveston Bay operations since 2013.

Engineering for the refinery reconfiguration was performed out of Fluor's offices in Houston, Texas and Manila and Ce​bu, Philippines.

In parallel, Fluor is also performing the front-end engineering and design work for Marathon's South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) program at the Galveston Bay refinery.



Conclusion

Fluor is performing the engineering, ​procurement and construction management scope for a major reconfiguration at Marathon's Galveston Bay and Texas City, Texas refineries.

Construction activity is und​erway at the project site, with a​boveground piping and structural steel currently being installed. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2019.​