Foster Wheeler Ltd has announced that its subsidiaries in the UK and Nigeria have been awarded a USD 20 million, front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL) for a gas-to-liquids (GTL) project. Chevron Nigeria Ltd is a joint venture of Chevron and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. Foster Wheeler will be responsible for the FEED and the preparation of the invitation to tender for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. The scope of work also includes the issue of inquiry for long-lead equipment items, preparation of project estimates and assistance for early works activities. The GTL plant is a major natural gas initiative by project asset owners CNL and will be built in Escravos, Nigeria.