Future phases of the three projects are expected to be completed prior to the January 1, 2011, the mandated date for reduction of benzene content in gasoline to new Enivironmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

The value of Shaw’s contract, which has been included in the company’s previously announced backlog of unfilled orders, was not disclosed.

Shaw is providing engineering and procurement services for a 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) heavy gas oil hydrocracker unit and a 47,000bpd kerosene hydrotreater unit as part of Marathon’s Garyville Major Expansion Project in Louisiana.

Lou Pucher, president of Shaw’s energy and chemicals group, said: Shaw’s extensive refinery expertise, coupled with our track record of assisting customers in meeting new clean fuels regulations, position us to secure additional projects as refiners modify facilities to meet the new and emerging regulatory requirements.