Foster Wheeler AG has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services contract.
Société Nationale de Raffinage (SONARA) made the award for Phase 1 of the Limbe Refinery upgrade and modernization project in Cameroon.
President and CEO of Foster Wheeler, Umberto della Sala, commented, “This project is of significant strategic importance for Cameroon, allowing the Limbé Refinery to process local crude and condensate while increasing processing capacity and improving overall refinery utilisation.
It will also enable SONARA to market more value-added products such as kerosene and diesel once the overall project is completed. SONARA is a very important client with whom we have established a strong relationship as part of our strategy to develop more business in Africa.”
Terms of the award remain undisclosed and the contract will be included in Foster Wheeler’s second-quarter bookings for 2010. Foster Wheeler has already completed the front-end engineering design for the project. The remaining Phase 1 involves a revamp of the existing crude distillation unit, addition of a new vacuum distillation unit, a new catalytic reformer unit, power generation, and construction of associated offsites and utilities.
General Director for SONARA, Charles Metouck, stated, “We have selected Foster Wheeler because of their ability to provide qualified and professional services, as already demonstrated to us in the past, and their recognised strengths in the design and execution of large, technically complex projects in challenging environments.”