Having previously built a naphtha hydrodesulfurization unit for Galp, Fluor was awarded the FEED, full engineering, and procurement and construction for the conversion project involving new process units, new offsites and outside baseline facilities, and revamped units.
Multi-office execution was led by the U.K. execution center, with significant assistance from professionals in the Madrid office. Regional knowledge and expertise was further increased by teaming with up to 11 local Portuguese contractor companies.
When completed, the refinery produced about 2.3 million tonnes per year of diesel, gasoline, and kerosene fuels. Furthermore, it met the most up-to-date European environmental regulations.