Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract worth more than €50M from Eni SpA to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a new steam reforming plant to be built at its refinery in Gela, Italy.
Amec Foster Wheeler will convert Eni’s ‘conventional’ refineries into ‘green’ bio-refineries, as part of a major investment programme in the country, and will use its Hydrogen technology and differentiated Terrace Wall fired heater.
Under the contract, the firm will provide engineering, procurement, construction and supervision, pre-commissioning, and training services, as well as the supply of materials and equipment.
It will also support Eni during the commissioning, start-up and testing of the new steam reforming plant, which will produce hydrogen.
Marco Moresco, Amec Foster Wheeler president of downstream capital projects for EMEA, said: “This is the first contract that Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded in the new ‘green refineries’ market, and represents an area in which we see significant growth potential.
“Amec Foster Wheeler’s work for Eni will involve using our proprietary technology to maximise the value of their assets, and we’re delighted that it builds on the long-term relationship we have with Eni.”
Construction work is anticipated to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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