Shell grants Qatar MEG plant contract to Foster Wheeler

Foster Wheeler's subsidiary Global Engineering and Construction Group has received a contract from Shell Global Solutions International to develop a basic engineering package (BEP) for a mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) facility at Ras Laffan, Qatar.

The MEG facility, which is part of a new petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, is being developed by a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum and Shell.

The two-train MEG facility will use Shell's OMEGA technology and is expected to produce 1.5mtpa of MEG.

Foster Wheeler president and chief operating officer Umberto della Sala said the company sees its project execution performance on Shell's OMEGA-based MEG facility in Jurong Island, Singapore as a key factor in winning the contract.

"Our team for the Qatar MEG project will include key members of the team which successfully delivered the Singapore project," Sala sai.

"We will leverage our understanding of Shell's OMEGA process, and our experience and lessons learned from the Singapore project, which was the largest OMEGA facility built to date, to deliver a high quality basic engineering package for our client."

The financial details of the contract have not been disclosed.