GFP awards LAB plant contract to Foster Wheeler

Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction group has been awarded a contract by Saudi energy company Gulf Farabi Petrochemical (GFP) for the provision of project management consultancy (PMC) services for its Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) plant expansion at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The Foster Wheeler contract value for this project was not disclosed and was included in the company’s first-quarter 2010 results.

The new plant will have a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes a year of LAB, which is a basic ingredient in the formulation of synthetic detergents.