(EnergyAsia, March 28 2012, Wednesday) — Foster Wheeler AG said a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by PT Pertamina, Indonesia’s state oil company, to provide project management consultancy services for the residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) project at the Cilacap refinery on Java Island.

Foster Wheeler will manage the engineering, procurement and construction contractor on behalf of Pertamina which is building a 62,000 b/d RCC complex. When completed in 2014, the complex will include a RFCC, a new LPG MeroxTM unit, and propylene recovery and gasoline hydrotreating units. Merox is a trademark of US technology company UOP LLC.

The addition of an RFCC unit will enable the refinery to increase fuel production, especially high-octane fuels intended to meet European Union EURO IV quality specifications. The unit will increase the production of liquid petroleum gases by 350,000 tons per year and more than 140,000 t/y of propylene.

Umberto della Sala, Foster Wheeler’s chief operating officer, said:

“Key to winning this contract was our ability to manage the project from our newly-established operations in Jakarta, Indonesia, as well as our proven project management capability and our leading technical expertise in all areas of refining.”

Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment.