TURKEY

The Socar Turkey subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s state oil firm has awarded the project management consultancy (PMC) contract for its planned Socar Turkey Aegean Refinery (STAR) at Aliaga to Foster Wheeler. The Switzerland-based contractor – subject to a takeover bid this week from UK firm AMEC has already completed front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the plant.

Foster Wheeler envisages 2017 start-up for the 200,000 b/d, $4.35bn plant, which will be able to process a...