HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2007--Foster Wheeler
Ltd. (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced that its UK and Nigerian subsidiaries,
Foster Wheeler Energy Limited and Foster Wheeler (Nigeria) Limited,
which are both part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group,
in a joint venture with Chiyoda Corporation have been awarded a
contract by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) for the Project Specification,
or front-end engineering design, for the SevenPlus project. The
SevenPlus project involves the construction of two new natural gas
liquefaction trains, each producing 8.5 million metric tonnes of LNG
per annum, at NLNG's Bonny Island LNG complex in Nigeria. On
completion, these will be the two largest LNG trains in the world.
NLNG is a partnership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company
(NNPC), Shell, Total and ENI.
The terms of the contract were not disclosed, and the award was
included in Foster Wheeler's fourth-quarter 2006 bookings.
Foster Wheeler and its joint venture partner will produce a
project specification package, which will form the basis for an
invitation to bid for an engineering, procurement and construction
"Foster Wheeler is proud to be leading this joint venture," said
Steve Davies, chairman and chief executive officer, Foster Wheeler
Energy Limited. "This award demonstrates NLNG's confidence in the
quality and experience of our technical experts and our LNG track
record. We are committed to working with NLNG to meet its objectives
including safety, quality, cost, schedule and local content."
"We welcome Foster Wheeler's leadership in our plans to design and
build the world's two largest LNG trains in Nigeria," commented
Chinasa Ego-Osuala, expansion co-ordinator, Nigeria LNG Limited.
"Foster Wheeler has over 30 years' experience in Nigeria and brings
substantial LNG liquefaction expertise from other LNG projects in
Australia, the Middle East and the Far East."
Notes to Editors:
1. Foster Wheeler Ltd. is a global company offering, through its
subsidiaries, a broad range of engineering, procurement, construction,
manufacturing, project development and management, research and plant
operation services. Foster Wheeler serves the refining, upstream oil
LNG and gas-to-liquids, petrochemicals, chemicals, power,
pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries. The
corporation is based in Hamilton, Bermuda, and its operational
headquarters are in Clinton, New Jersey, USA. For more information
about Foster Wheeler, visit our Web site at http://www.fwc.com.
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SOURCE: Foster Wheeler Ltd.