Foster Wheeler wins engineering on monoethylene glycol project of Qatar, Shell

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, Qatar.

The value of the contract was not disclosed and will be included in the company’s 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 Shell’s 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 Shell’s OMEGA-based MEG plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, officially opened in December 2009.

“We believe our project execution performance on Shell’s MEG facility in Singapore, one of the world’s 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 Wheeler.

“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 Shell’s 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.”

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