Foster Wheeler AG announced Tuesday that Foster Wheeler USA Corporation, part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Carbon Holdings for a petrochemical complex in Ain Sokhna, Egypt with a nameplate capacity to produce 1.35 million tons per annum of polyethylene.
The terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Foster Wheeler will provide technical support and consulting services to Carbon Holdings through financial close, estimated to be late 2011. Following financial close, Foster Wheeler will book the full scope of the PMC award, which includes overseeing the activities of the selected engineering, procurement and construction contractor and subcontractors.
The world-scale facility is expected to come on-stream in 2015.
Basil El-Baz, chairman and chief executive officer, Carbon Holdings, said "We are very pleased having Foster Wheeler committed as our PMC, and this represents an important part of ensuring the success of the project."
"Foster Wheeler was awarded the PMC after a competitive bidding process in which the firm clearly demonstrated its capabilities as a leading supplier of project management services for major petrochemicals complexes," said Charles Garfinkel, chief investment officer, Carbon Holdings.
Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 13,000 professionals with specialized 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, 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.