Foster Wheeler joins $1 billion program

Foster Wheeler Italiana has been awarded a $112 million engineering, procurement and construction contract by Bahrain Petroleum for a refinery gas desulphurisation project at its refinery near Sitra.


Foster Wheeler Italiana has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) for a refinery gas desulphurisation (RGD) project at its refinery located near Sitra, on the east coast of Bahrain.



BAPCO is wholly owned by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The value of the lump-sum turnkey contract is approximately $112 million and it will be included in Foster Wheeler’s third-quarter 2005 bookings.



The RGD project is one of a number of projects which form part of BAPCO’s planned $1 billion refinery upgrading program. The purpose of the RGD project is to remove sulphur from the refinery gas streams, treat all sour water to meet government environmental legislation and meet hydrogen sulphide specifications for selected streams where required, to allow export of the LPG-rich streams.



The project includes the installation of several new grassroots process plants, including a 220 tonnes per day sulphur recovery unit, a tail gas treating unit, two sour water stripping units, an olefinic gas treatment unit and low flow-off gas streams treatment.


Foster Wheeler will also revamp the existing diethanolamine unit and provide interconnections between other process and utilities units and the new facilities. Completion of the RGD project is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2007.