Foster Wheeler awarded contract by Shell

A contract has been awarded by Shell Global Solutions International B.V to Global Engineering and Construction Group, a Foster Wheeler subsidiary to develop a basic engineering package for a world-scale mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) facility in Ras Laffan, Qatar.

The MEG facility will be part of a new petrochemicals complex being developed by a joint venture by Qatar Petroleum and Shell. The two-train MEG facility is planned to produce 1.5 million tonnes of MEG annually.

Foster Wheeler was the front-end engineering design and engineering, procurement and construction management contractor for Shell’s OMEGA-based MEG plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, which opened in 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, President and Chief Operating Officer, Foster Wheeler AG in a press release. “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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