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Foster Wheeler Awarded Project Management Consultancy Contract for Cilacap Refinery Upgrade in Indonesia

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Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by PT Pertamina (Persero) ("Pertamina"), the national oil company of the Republic of Indonesia, to provide project management consultancy services for the Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC) Project at the Cilacap Refinery, on the island of Java, Indonesia. Foster Wheeler will manage the engineering, procurement and construction contractor on behalf of Pertamina.

The RFCC project is intended to build a 62,000 barrels per day (BPD) RCC Complex, which includes a RFCC, a new LPG MeroxTM unit (Merox is a trademark of UOP LLC), and propylene recovery and gasoline hydrotreating units. The addition of an RFCC unit should enable the refinery to increase fuel production, especially fuel-air high-octane fuels intended to meet European Union EURO IV quality specifications. Production of liquid petroleum gases is also expected to be increased by 350,000 tons per annum (TPA), and the refinery also plans to produce in excess of 140,000 TPA of propylene. The upgrade is expected to be completed in 2014.

"Key to winning this contract was our ability to manage the project from our newly-established operations in Jakarta, Indonesia, as well as our proven project management capability and our leading technical expertise in all areas of refining," said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer, Foster Wheeler AG.

Published 27/03/2012

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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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