Foster Wheeler wins contract for Isocyanates facility

Foster Wheeler announced today that its Global Engineering and Construction group has received a contract from Huntsman, a manufacturer of differentiated chemicals, to undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the expansion of Huntsman’s Isocyanates Facility at Caojing in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

Isocyanates are used in the production of polyurethanes, which have a wide range of uses in the plastics industry.

Foster Wheeler’s scope for the contract, for which the value was not disclosed, will include front-end engineering, technology licensor management and development of the project schedule and cost estimates.

The FEED phase of the project is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of this year, with the overall project scheduled for mechanical completion by the fourth quarter of 2013.