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Foster Wheeler carries out refinery work

Takreer has awarded two feasibility study contracts at Ruwais refinery to Foster Wheeler.

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co (Takreer) has awarded two feasibility study contracts at Ruwais refinery to Foster Wheeler. One will look at the construction of a grassroots refinery alongside the existing Ruwais refinery; the other will look into the construction of a new visbreaker unit at the refinery.

“We are pleased to be awarded further study work by Takreer, having already completed a feasibility study to increase gasoline production and to produce aromatics at Ruwais,” said Steve Davies, executive vice president of FWIC. “Our technical experts have particular strengths in refinery investment planning and in refinery/petrochemical integration,” he said.

The prices of the contracts were not disclosed. The grassroots refinery study was included in the company’s second-quarter 2006 bookings, and the visbreaker study will be included in the third-quarter 2006 bookings.

Both feasibility studies are scheduled for completion by the end of 2006. Foster Wheeler will review all commercially available and proven technologies for the production of high quality distillates and for residue upgrading.

It will also develop optimised process configurations, cost estimates, project implementation schedules and the requirements for the front-end engineering design phase. The study for the grassroots refinery also includes a proposed new sub-sea crude pipeline.

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