A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group, in partnership with Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd. has been awarded a contract by PDVSA for Phase I of the new Batalla Santa Ines refinery. The facility is to be built in Barinas, Venezuela. Foster Wheeler’s work schedule includes detailed engineering design and the delivery of an open book estimate for the crude distillation unit, storage and bending unit and fuel distribution plant. Phase I will be looking at the hydroskimming section of the facility.
The terms of this contract have not been disclosed and the booking is including in the companies second quarter. Main release of the detailed engineering design work is to be released and booked at a later date.
‘This award follows the 2011 award to Foster Wheeler of the process design and front end engineering design services contract for the Batalla Santa Ines refinery,’ said Umberto Della Sala, COO of Foster Wheeler. ‘Together with the award of the EPC and construction management services contract for PDVSA’s El Palito refinery expansion project, announced on July 19th 2012, this award reflects PDVSA’s continued confidence in the strength of our refining technical expertise and the quality of our project execution.’
Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd.