(EnergyAsia, February 22 2013, Friday)– Foster Wheeler AG said a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract to design and supply three utility package steam generators for the onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities located near Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.

The contract was awarded by the joint venture comprising CH2M HILL Australia Pty Ltd and UGL Engineering Pty Ltd, two key engineering firms working on the Blaydin Point facilities that are part of the project to produce and export natural gas from the offshore Ichthys field.

Foster Wheeler said it has received a full notice to proceed on the contract, but declined to disclose its value.

The Zug, Switzerland-based firm said it will design and supply the package steam generators along with the auxiliary equipment to enable the facilities to burn both low pressure natural gas and liquid iso-pentane while meeting applicable environmental regulatory requirements. The three steam generators will be designed to generate a total of 278 tonnes per hour of high-pressure superheated steam which will be fed to the customer’s steam header.

“Our package steam generators have been an integral part of our steam generator product range for over 60 years,” said Byron Roth, CEO of Foster Wheeler North America Corp., which will be executing the contract.

Japan’s Inpex is leading a consortium to develop the US$34 billion Ichthys project that could supply as much as 10% of the country’s future LNG demand when it starts up in the fourth quarter of 2016. The consortium’s other shareholders are France’s Total and Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric and Toho Gas.