(EnergyAsia, March 19 2012, Monday) — The Shaw Group Inc, a US engineering company, said it has been awarded a contract to provide the technology licence and process design package for the revamp of a residue fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) unit for the Star Petroleum Refining Company in Thailand.

Shaw Group will incorporate the latest reactor system technology into the design of the 40,800 b/d plant in Map Ta Phut.

The company said it jointly developed the proprietary RFCCU technology through an alliance with Axens and Total in the early 1990s. To date, Shaw and Axens have licensed 51 grassroots units and performed more than 200 revamp projects.

The undisclosed value of the contract was included in Shaw’s Energy & Chemicals segment’s backlog of unfilled orders in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.

James Glass, president of Shaw’s Energy & Chemicals Group, said:

“Shaw was the original licensor of this RFCC unit, which first started-up in 1996. We are now upgrading the unit to incorporate the latest technology features and improve performance and profitability.”

The Shaw Group Inc is a leading global provider of engineering, construction, technology, fabrication, remediation and support services for clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response industries.