Amec awarded Eni contract for ‘green’ refinery conversion
Amec Foster Wheeler announced that it has been awarded a lump sum turn-key contract in excess of €50 million by Eni SpA for the engineering, procurement and construction of a new steam reforming plant for hydrogen production to be built at its refinery at Gela, Italy.
Building on its relationship with the supermajor, Amec Foster Wheeler was hired by Eni as part of a major investment program in Italy to convert its refineries from “conventional” to “green” bio-refineries, and will use Amec’s hydrogen technology and differentiated Terrace wall-fired heater.
“This is the first contract that Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded in the new ‘green refineries’ market, and represents an area in which we see significant growth potential,” said Marco Moresco, Amec Foster Wheeler’s President, Downstream Capital Projects Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Amec Foster Wheeler’s work for Eni will involve using our proprietary technology to maximize the value of their assets, and we’re delighted that it builds on the long-term relationship we have with Eni.”
Amec Foster Wheeler’s scope of work includes engineering, procurement services and supply of materials and equipment, construction and supervision, pre-commissioning, and training. Amec Foster Wheeler will also support Eni during commissioning, start-up and testing of the new steam reforming plant. The company's role is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.