Fluor has been selected for Marathon’s STAR program

Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery (image courtesy of Business Wire)

Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery (image courtesy of Business Wire)

According to a press release by the same company, Fluor Corporation announced today that it was selected by a division of Marathon Petroleum Corporation to execute the engineering and procurement scope for MPC’s South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) program at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas, for an undisclosed amount. The contract value has been booked into backlog in the first quarter of 2018.
The STAR program 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, performing 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.