Contract awarded for asset repositioning program in Texas

Fluor Corporation has been selected to execute the engineering and procurement scope for Marathon Petroleum Corporation's (MPC’s) South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) program at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Tex.

By Fluor Corporation April 19, 2018

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced it was selected by a division of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to execute the engineering and procurement scope for MPC’s South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) program at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Tex.

The STAR program is intended to further integrates MPC’s former Texas City refinery into the adjacent Galveston Bay refinery, which is now the second largest refinery in the U.S. It will improve the refinery’s efficiency and reliability by increasing the residual oil processing capabilities, upgrading the crude unit and integrating facility logistics.

Fluor has been engaged in the STAR program since 2013 and has performed the feasibility studies and early engineering work. The program is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Fluor is also currently providing engineering, procurement and construction management services on the reconfiguration that will enable the Galveston Bay refinery to achieve updated U.S. Environmental Protection agency Tier 3 gasoline sulfur standards.

– Edited from a Fluor press release by CFE Media.