Client
Confidential Client
Location
Southern California, U.S.

Sustaining Capital Integration and Compliance

Fluor is providing front-end engineering and design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction support services to manage the integration of two adjacent southern California refineries to comply with federal, state and local regulations.

Over ten process unit modifications are involved, along with a new bore (45" diameter) that connects both refineries via ten lines traversing over 2,000 feet at a depth of 80 feet.


Client's Challenge

The integration work scope will allow both refineries to comply with regulations, including meeting Tier 3 gasoline specifications and pollution reduction. When complete, the project will reduce greenhouse gas (CO2​) and pollutant emissions (NOx, SOx, CO and particulate matter) by shutting down the smaller, less efficient FCC unit.​​​

By reconfig​uring the integrated refinery complex, the revamp will add flexibility to improve the gasoline to distillate production ratio to meet changing market demands.


Fluor's Solution

The project involved a challenging and complex revamp to integrate two refineries. Both refineries will be integrated into one 363,000-barrel-per-day refinery, which will be the largest on the West Coast once completed.​​​

Fluor provided the FEED services, and ​is now performing engineering, procurement and construction support services for the refinery integration and FCC unit shutdown. Fluor engaged a global execution approach by leveraging the Cebu, Philippines, the New Delhi, India and the Long Beach, California offices.


Conclusion

​Fluor provided the FEED and engineering, procurement and construction support services for the project, which will reduce greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions at two refineries and will meet Tier 3 gasoline specifications. Construction began in 2017, with expected project completion scheduled for 2020.