Foster Wheeler announced today that a joint venture involving Foster Wheeler Canada, and Three Streams Engineering has been awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the proposed Cenovus Energy Telephone Lake SAGD (steam-assisted gravity drainage) central processing facility phase A development.

The project, located in northern Alberta, is expected to have an initial production capacity of 90,000 barrels per day (bbls/d) over two phases and an estimated project life of up to 40 years. The project is currently under review by regulators.

The contract value for this project was not disclosed. The booking will be included in the company’s fourth-quarter 2012 bookings.

“Our joint venture with Three Streams Engineering was formed specifically for the Telephone Lake Project and brings together Three Streams Engineering’s familiarity with Cenovus projects and our extensive experience in modularisation and execution of engineering projects,” said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer of Foster Wheeler.

“Our emphasis on efficient project implementation through modularisation is expected to be an important component in the design. This joint venture expands upon our current and growing market focus in Canada.”

Foster Wheeler is a global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 12,000 talented professionals with specialised expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups. The company’s Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading-edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, mining and metals, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries.

The company’s Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services. The company is based in Zug, Switzerland, and its operational headquarters office is in Geneva, Switzerland.