Foster Wheeler has been awarded the pre-front-end engineering
design and the front-end engineering design contract by
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) for a new onshore
LNG import and regasification terminal to be built in Kuwait.
The Foster Wheeler contract value for this project
was not disclosed and was
included in the companys fourth-quarter 2013 bookings.
Foster Wheeler has previously completed conceptual and
detailed feasibility studies for the terminal, to assist in
the selection of the most suitable technology
and location for the
The new terminal will have a design send-out capacity of
approximately 1,500 million standard cubic feet per day
(MMscf/d) of gas, with four full-containment LNG storage
tanks, each of 180,000 cubic meters.
The design will also allow for future expansion
(s) up to 3,000 MMscf/d
and the installation of a further four LNG storage tanks of
the same capacity as the initial four tanks.
Foster Wheeler will work with a local partner in executing
this work, which is scheduled to be completed in October
We are pleased to receive this award, which
demonstrates KNPCs satisfaction with the studies we
have completed and their confidence in our LNG
expertise, said Roberto Penno, CEO of Foster Wheeler's
global engineering and construction
In addition to our LNG expertise, we also have a very
strong track record in winning and successfully executing
large, complex project
s in the Middle East, a
strategically important region for Foster Wheeler," he added.
KNPC plans to start commercial operation of the terminal in