Leading international construction contractor Foster Wheeler announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been contracted to provide a state-of-the-art Terrace WallTM steam reformer heater and air preheating system for a refinery in Russia.
The company will be responsible for the engineering and material supply of the system in the JSC Novo-Ufimsky Refinery in the Republic of Bashkortostan in Russia.
The exact value of the contract was not given but this will be the largest steam Terrace Wall reformer for hydrogen that the Foster Wheeler group has ever built. The project is scheduled for completion by 2012.
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The Terrace Wall steam reformer has a special firing arrangement and sloped-wall radiant section design that can extend the shelf life of a hydrogen production unit while also cutting back on emissions and allowing companies to meet strict environmental standards.
Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier with over 12,000 employees worldwide. They have supplied hundreds of steam reformers to leading refineries and petrochemical plants in more than 40 countries around the world, and this will be one of their biggest projects to date.
The JSC Novo-Ufimsky refinery is a subsidiary of Russian oil company Bashneft, one of the largest oil companies in the world. The company operates 140 oil and natural gas fields in Russia and is the leading producer of oil products in Russia.