(EnergyAsia, May 25 2011, Wednesday) — Switzerland-based Foster Wheeler AG said a subsidiary in its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) for a refinery in Thailand.
The Star Petroleum Refining Company Limited (SPRC) awarded the contract for work on its residue fluidised catalytic cracking unit (RFCCU) at its Map Ta Phut refinery with the aim of improving on-stream reliability and environmental performance.

Foster Wheeler said it will help select the technology licence provider, and work with SPRC to evaluate the existing RFCCU maintenance and reliability practices.  The FEED is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2012.

Foster Wheeler, which did not reveal the terms of the award, said it has included the contract value in its first-quarter 2011 bookings.

Umberto della Sala, interim CEO of Foster Wheeler AG, said:

“This award reflects the winning combination of the in-depth technical expertise of our RFCCU consultants, our extensive portfolio of refinery turnarounds and revamp successes, and the local service delivery of our Sriracha operation.”