Foster Wheeler AG on Tuesday announced that its Houston-headquartered subsidiary, Foster Wheeler USA Corp. (FWUSA), part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded the full Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCm) services contract from BP Products North America Inc. for the Coker Pillar Project at its Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana. This award is an increase in role for Foster Wheeler through the addition of the Construction Management (Cm) services beyond the engineering, procurement and fabrication work for this project currently being executed by FWUSA.
The value of the contract was not disclosed. The additional Construction Management award will be included in the company's first-quarter 2009 bookings.
The Coker Pillar Project is part of the overall BP Whiting Refinery modernization project. This upgrade project will allow the refinery to increase its ability to process Canadian heavy crude and provides the potential to increase motor fuel production.
"This latest award for this strategically important project constitutes a strong vote of confidence in our construction management expertise and reflects BP America's satisfaction with our safety, quality and on-schedule performance for work we are currently executing at this refinery. We look forward to building upon the existing excellent working relationship with our client's project team," said Troy Roder, president and chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler USA Corp.
Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs over 14,000 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 are in Clinton, N.J.