Bechtel to Upgrade Texas Refinery for ExxonMobil

26 July 2016 HOUSTON, Texas

Expansion of ultra-low sulfur product slate anticipated to be complete in 2018

Bechtel has been awarded a contract to upgrade the ExxonMobil refinery in Beaumont, Texas, where the company will apply ExxonMobil's proprietary SCANfining technology to increase the production of motor fuels.

"The Bechtel team will apply extensive technical knowledge and global experience to efficiently and safely deliver an enhanced refining facility at Beaumont," said Jack Futcher, president of Bechtel's Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit. "We look forward to continued collaboration with ExxonMobil as they work to expand production of ultra-low sulfur fuels at their facility."

Bechtel has already begun design work on the Beaumont refinery upgrades. Construction is planned to start in mid-2016 with targeted start-up in 2018.

Bechtel is a global leader in the integrated design, procurement, construction, and project management of oil, chemical, and natural-gas facilities. In addition to 50 major oil and gas field developments as well as 110 gas processing plants, Bechtel successfully completed 265 refinery grassroots projects, expansions and modernizations, including several of the largest refinery complexes in the world, including Jamnagar Refinery Complex in India, the Motiva refinery expansion in Texas, and the Ruwais refinery expansion in the United Arab Emirates.

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