Contract awarded to FW for Rubber Facility

A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract by LANXESS Changzhou Co., Ltd for a new ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber plant to be built in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.
Foster Wheeler is also executing the front-end engineering design for this facility.
LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company headquartered in Germany.
The new facility will be able to produce 160,000 tons of EPDM rubber per year. The plant is expected to begin production in 2015.
LANXESS describes this new plant as the largest EPDM rubber facility in the world and is its largest investment in China to date.
“This latest win further demonstrates the value LANXESS places on the quality of our people and its confidence in our performance in delivering LANXESS’ projects safely and successfully,” said Chief Operating Officer, Foster Wheeler AG, Umberto della Sala. “Foster Wheeler is working as the EPCm contractor on three of LANXESS’ major projects in Asia.”
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