Foster Wheeler upgrades gas pipeline

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The Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (ROMPCO) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to Foster Wheeler South Africa to upgrade the capacity of a natural gas pipeline.

Financial details of the contract, which covers a pipeline running from the Temane gas field in Mozambique to Secunda in South Africa, was not disclosed.

Under the contract, Foster Wheeler will install a new compressor station at Komatipoort, South Africa, in addition to two new gas turbine compressor units and ancillary equipment to increase the pipeline gas flow rate. The existing pressure protection system at Secunda will also be upgraded to accommodate the increased gas flow.

Steve Scott, managing director of Foster Wheeler South Africa, said: ‘The award of this latest phase of the project follows the successful completion of the feasibility study by our UK operation and the front-end engineering design (FEED) by our operation in Johannesburg. We have played a significant role in the Temane field development, the first major upstream development in Mozambique, serving as the FEED and EPC contractor for the Temane wellsites, flowlines and a new central gas processing facility.’