Detroit Refinery Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Marathon
  • Website: http://www.marathonpetroleum.com/
  • Wiki Page: Detroit Refinery
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 5.3 million tons/annum & 106,000 bbl/day
    • After: 6.0 million tons/annum & 120,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Completed
  • Expected Completion: 2012
  • Budget: $2.2 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade and minor expansion
  • Project Summary: increasing the Detroit refinery's heavy oil processing capacity, including Canadian bitumen blends, by about 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) and its total crude oil refining capacity by about 15 percent, from 100,000 bpd to 115,000 bpd
  • Main Contractors
    • Fluor: A $1.6 billion EPC contract includes services, the value of procured materials and the construction contracts under Fluor's direct management.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation Revamp
  • 28,000 bpd delayed coker;
  • a 280 long ton per day sulfur recovery complex
  • a 33,000 bpd distillate hydrotreater

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The project will increase the Detroit refinery's heavy oil processing capacity, including Canadian bitumen

Products Produced

  • The refinery produces more gasoline and diesel

History

  • 2007 - Marathon board of directors approved the project
  • 2008 - Fluor awarded EPC contract
  • 2008 - Construction commenced
  • 2009 - Decision taken to defer completion until 2012
  • 2012 - Project is completed

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. The Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrade Project (Detroit HOUP)
  2. Marathon Board Approves Detroit HOUP
  3. Fluor Awarded Marathon's Detroit Refinery Expansion Contract
  4. Construction Begins on Marathon's Detroit Refinery Upgrade Project

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