Foster subsidiary awarded Abu Dhabi contract
Zug, April 30, 2012
Global Engineering and Construction Group, a Foster Wheeler subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Company for the provision of project management consultancy (PMC) services for an aromatics complex and the supporting infrastructure.
The aromatics complex, which is stage one of the Tacaamol Project, will be located at the Madeenat ChemaWEyaat Al Gharbia site, east of the Ruwais Industrial Complex in Abu Dhabi.
The Foster Wheeler contract value for this project was not disclosed and will be included in the company’s first-quarter 2012 bookings, a statement from the company said.
The aromatics complex is planned to convert almost three million tons per year of heavy and medium naphtha, supplied via pipeline from the Takreer Ruwais Refinery, into paraxylene, mixed xylenes and benzene.
The infrastructure required to support the new complex includes a dedicated export tank farm, jetty and loading berths, the statement said.
Foster Wheeler will, for the aromatics complex and infrastructure, provide PMC services for the frontend design (Feed) phase. The contract also includes an option for Foster Wheeler to provide PMC services for the engineering, procurement and construction phase.
If ChemaWEyaat elects to award this additional work to Foster Wheeler, a separate and subsequent booking will be made, it said.
Foster Wheeler is a global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 12,000 talented professionals with specialised expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups.
Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, mining and metals, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries.
The company’s Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services.
The company is based in Zug, Switzerland, and its operational headquarters office is in Geneva. – TradeArabia News Service