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Amec Foster Wheeler wins contracts in Algeria

Amec Foster Wheeler has won a FEED contract from Sonatrach for three new refineries in Algeria

Photo for illustrative purpose only.
Photo for illustrative purpose only.

Amec Foster Wheeler has won a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract from Sonatrach for three new refineries in Algeria.

Located at Biskra, Tiaret and Hassi Messaoud, the three refineries will each have a capacity of 5mn tonnes per annum of Algerian crude oil and contain facilities for atmospheric distillation, liquefied petroleum gas separation, hydrocrackers, desulphurisation, bitumen production, utilities, blending, effluents treatment, control room and laboratories.

The Biskra site will also include lubrication oil facilities. At each of the refineries there will also be administrative buildings, storage tanks and shipping facilities.

Amec Foster Wheeler will also support Sonatrach in the selection of technology licensors for all three refineries.

“Sonatrach is a long-term customer of Amec Foster Wheeler and this is a strategically important project for the Algerian oil and gas industry,” Roberto Penno, Amec Foster Wheeler’s group president for Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Southern Europe, said.

“We will apply our significant global refinery expertise to enable maximum efficiency of these three new refineries,” he said.
Amec Foster Wheeler’s scope of work is scheduled for completion in Q3 2017.

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