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Foster Wheeler Awarded EPCm Contract for BP Exploration's Enhanced Gas Separation Project

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Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by BP Exploration Operating Company Limited for BP Exploration's Enhanced Gas Separation Project (EGSP) in Scotland.

The Foster Wheeler contract value for the project was not disclosed. Interim releases of work were included in the company's first-, second- and third-quarter 2011 bookings. The main release of EPCm work will be included in the fourth-quarter 2011 bookings.

The project, for which Foster Wheeler has already successfully completed the pre-front-end design (pre-FEED) and FEED, relates to the debottlenecking of the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) crude degasification facilities at BP Exploration's Kinneil terminal to allow it to handle high gas-to-oil ratio unstabilized crude oils and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The debottlenecking will involve modifications to the existing plant, including improvements to heater and process control systems, as well as new facilities, including crude coolers and a cooling water system. The project is expected to be completed in 2013.

The FPS is an integrated oil and gas liquid transportation and processing system, serving both UK and Norwegian sectors of the central and northern North Sea. BP Exploration has stated that the system has a nominal capacity in excess of one million barrels per day and carries around 40 percent of the UK's oil production. Oil and gas liquids are transported into the system through pipelines from over 30 offshore fields and the St. Fergus gas terminal.

Foster Wheeler has worked closely with BP throughout the design phase and has also supported BP when presenting the project status to other oil companies who are participants in the Forties Pipeline System.

Published 03/01/2012

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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 12,000 talented 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, 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.

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