Foster Wheeler AG, through its subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by Santos Ltd. to undertake design work on the GLNG® Upstream Project in Queensland, Australia.

Under the terms of the contract, Foster Wheeler will provide the front-end engineering design (FEED) for Santos’ upstream project.

GLNG® Upstream involves the extraction of coal-seam gas from the Fairview, Roma and Arcadia fields in Central Queensland and the supply of coal-seam gas to a planned onshore LNG facility.

The FEED to be undertaken is for the extraction, collection, compression and transportation of coal-seam gas to the transmission pipeline, and associated infrastructure and services, including power generation and water treatment facilities.

Michael J. Beaumont, Chairman and CEO of Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, said in a statement, “The upstream and LNG sectors, both strategically important sectors for Foster Wheeler, are sectors in which we can demonstrate a long and successful track record and in-depth technical expertise.”

“We will leverage these capabilities, together with our knowledge and experience of the Australian market and our strong working relationship with Santos, to deliver a high quality front-end design which meets our client’s objectives.”