Foster Wheeler was awarded a contract by Pecket Energy to
perform feasibility, conceptual and basic engineering studies,
and develop an overall investment cost estimate for a
substitute natural gas (SNG) production facility to be built
near Punta Arenas, Chile, the companies said on Wednesday.
The value of the award was not disclosed and will be
included in Foster Wheelers first-quarter 2013
The main objective of the project is to produce syngas that
will be used as a clean feedstock for the production of SNG,
which gas is intended to be distributed to the existing grid in
the region of Magallanes, Chile, for domestic consumption or
for industrial purposes, according to the companies.
The new facility intends to include several major
units, including air separation, partial oxidation for syngas
production, syngas treatment, acid gas removal, methanation and
solid sulfur production.
Foster Wheelers scope of work is expected to be completed
Pecket Energy is a Chilean company focused on coal-based
energy business development. Pecket Energy belongs to ICV, a
Chilean company which has been active in mining and
infrastructure developments in Chile for more than 50