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Foster Wheeler to hand Shell package engineering for downstream tech

20th February 2013

Foster Wheeler scores agreement with Shell to provide support for the manufacture of downstream technologies

Foster Wheeler to hand Shell package engineering for downstream tech
Foster Wheeler may provide support in the preparation of basic engineering packages for several Shell technologies

Foster Wheeler is set to help Shell with package engineering for a range of technologies downstream of the oil and gas value chain, the global engineering and construction company announced last week.

Both companies have signed a five-year period global enterprise framework agreement (EFA), under which the Anglo-Dutch major may request Foster Wheeler to provide support in the preparation of basic engineering packages for the following Shell technologies: distillation, hydrocracking, hydrotreating, thermal conversion, ethylene oxide, pyrolysis gas, fluid catalytic cracking and CANSOLV sulfur dioxide scrubbing.

Package engineering involves industrial engineering, materials science, industrial design and logistics. Engineers involved in the process must interact with R&D, manufacturing, graphic design and planning, accompanying the entire manufacturing process.

The agreement may also be extended for another five years. Foster Wheeler already has in place a five-year Asian EFA initiated last year with Shell under which it is providing engineering and project management services for Shell’s downstream and midstream projects in Asia and elsewhere.

“We are very pleased to have signed a second EFA under which we will provide additional global support to Shell, this time in the development of technology packages,” said Umberto della Sala, president and CEO, Foster Wheeler.