Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Shell Global
Solutions to develop the basic engineering package for a
world-scale mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) facility at Ras Laffan,
The value of the contract was not disclosed and will be
included in the companys third-quarter 2012 bookings.
The MEG facility will be part of a new petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan
Industrial City being developed by a joint venture of Qatar
Petroleum and Shell.
The two-train MEG facility, based on Shells
OMEGA technology, is planned to produce 1.5 million
tpy of MEG.
Foster Wheeler was previously the front-end engineering
design and engineering, procurement and construction management contractor
for Shells OMEGA-based MEG plant on Jurong
Island in Singapore, officially opened in December 2009.
We believe our project execution performance on
Shells MEG facility in Singapore, one of the worlds
largest MEG facilities, was world class, and was
a key factor in positioning us for this award, said
Umberto della Sala, chief operating officer for Foster
Our team for the Qatar MEG project will include key members of
the team which successfully delivered the Singapore project. We
will leverage our understanding of Shells OMEGA process,
and our experience and lessons learned from the Singapore project, which was the largest OMEGA
facility built to date, to deliver a high-quality basic
engineering package for our client.