Petrojet Company has selected Bechtel to supply the coker furnace equipment for the Suez Oil Processing Company’s (SOPC) energy efficiency and upgrade program, according to a press release.

According to the contract, Bechtel will be responsible for the detailed engineering design and supply of all the needed raw materials to Petrojet, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the project, to perform the shop fabrication of the coker furnace.

Karim El-Dessouky, VP and General Manager of Bechtel Egypt, commented: “This agreement is a perfect example of collaboration with a local partner to provide a cost-effective solution that also expands in country fabrication and manufacturing capabilities.”

This is the first time for Petrojet to fabricate a specialized coker furnace in country, further expanding its in-country equipment manufacturing capabilities as well as providing capacity building of its local workforce.

“We are delighted to provide this service to Petrojet and continue our support for the Ministry of Petroleum’s Modernization Program. Egypt continues to be a key regional market for our energy business and is at the core of our long-term strategic plan,” El-Dessouky said.