Foster Wheeler AG has been awarded contracts by PETROM S.A. for investments which form part of PETROM’s Petrobrazi Modernization Project at a Romanian refinery.

The project is a major refinery modernisation scheme being implemented at the Petrobrazi Refinery in Ploesti, Romania. Foster Wheeler secured the contracts through the company’s Global Engineering and Construction Group.

Foster Wheeler will provide front-end engineering design (FEED) modification services and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) for the revamp of an atmospheric/vacuum distillation unit at the refinery. In addition, the company has been awarded an EPCm contract for a new amine unit and the FEED for the revamp of a delayed coking unit.

PETROM is majority-owned by OMV AG of Austria and is described as the largest oil and gas producer in Southeast Europe. It is also the largest Romanian oil and gas group, with activities in the business segments of Exploration and Production, Refining and Marketing as well as Gas and Power.