The Global Engineering and Construction Group of Foster Wheeler AG, Zug, Switzerland, signed a global enterprise framework agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (Shell), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Under the agreement, Shell may ask Foster Wheeler to provide support in the preparation of basic engineering packages for the following Shell technologies: distillation, hydrocracking, hydrotreating, thermal conversion, ethylene oxide, pyrolysis gas, fluid catalytic cracking and sulfur dioxide scrubbing.

Foster Wheeler already has a five-year Asian enterprise framework agreement with Shell that was initiated last year. Under that agreement, Foster Wheeler provides engineering and project management services for Shell downstream and midstream projects in Asia and elsewhere.