ZUG, Switzerland, Jun 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services contract by Société Nationale de Raffinage (SONARA) for Phase 1 of the Limbé Refinery upgrade and modernization project in Cameroon.
The terms of the award were not disclosed and the contract will be included in Foster Wheeler's second-quarter bookings for 2010.
Foster Wheeler has already completed the front-end engineering design for the entire project. Phase 1 includes the revamp of the existing crude distillation unit, addition of a new vacuum distillation unit, new catalytic reformer unit, and power generation and associated offsites and utilities facilities.
"This project is of significant strategic importance for Cameroon, allowing the Limbé Refinery to process local crude and condensate while increasing processing capacity and improving overall refinery utilization," said Umberto della Sala, president and chief operating officer, Foster Wheeler AG. "It will also enable SONARA to market more value-added products such as kerosene and diesel once the overall project is completed. SONARA is a very important client with whom we have established a strong relationship as part of our strategy to develop more business in Africa."
"We have selected Foster Wheeler because of their ability to provide qualified and professional services, as already demonstrated to us in the past, and their recognized strengths in the design and execution of large, technically complex projects in challenging environments," said Charles Metouck, general director of SONARA.
Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 13,000 talented professionals with specialized expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups. The company's Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading-edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries. The company's Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services. The company is based in Zug, Switzerland, and its operational headquarters office is in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information about Foster Wheeler, please visit our Web site at http://www.fwc.com.
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