Foster Wheeler wins refinery-engineering contract

Foster Wheeler’s global engineering and construction group has been awarded a basic engineering design and front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for two grassroots refineries in Brazil for Petrobras.

The Premium I Refinery will be a dual train, 600,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD) facility in Maranhao State; the Premium II Refinery will be a single-train 300,000 BPSD facility in Ceara State.

Foster Wheeler will be the prime subcontractor to Honeywell’s UOP, the managing process-technology licensor.

The value of the contract was not disclosed but the award will be included in Foster Wheeler’s fourth-quarter 2010 bookings.