Foster Wheeler wins Shell petrochemicals deal in Qatar

Ras-LaffanShell Global Solutions International has awarded a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler a contract to develop the basic engineering package for a monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar

The two-train MEG facility will be part of a new petrochemicals complex that is currently under development by a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum and Shell. The plant is planned to be able to produce 1.5mn tonnes per annum of MEG and it will use Shell’s proprietary OMEGA process.

Foster Wheeler has previously worked as the FEED and EPC contractor for Shell’s OMEGA-based MEG plant in Singapore and the company believes this "was a key factor" in winning the Qatar contract.

Foster Wheeler president and chief operating officer, Umberto della Sala, said, "Our team for the Qatar MEG project will include key members of the team that successfully delivered the Singapore project.

"We will leverage our understanding of Shell’s OMEGA process, and our experience and lessons learned from the Singapore project to deliver a high-quality basic engineering package for our client," he added. 

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