Songas gas expansion

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Foster Wheeler South Africa has been awarded an engineering and project management consultancy contract by Globeleq for the expansion of the Songo Songo Island gas processing facility in Tanzania.

Globeleq, an operating power company focused on the emerging markets of Africa, the Americas, and Asia is the owner and operator of the Songas gas-to-electricity project.

The Foster Wheeler contract value was not disclosed and the project will be included in the company's fourth-quarter 2006 bookings.

The Songo Songo Island gas processing facility is part of the Songas integrated gas-to-electricity facility. The gas processing facility processes natural gas from the Songo Songo Island gas fields, which is then transported, via a 140-mile subsea and onshore gas pipeline, to the Ubungo power station in Dar es Salaam and to other industrial users.

The expansion will double the capacity of the gas processing facility to 140 million standard cubic feet per day.