A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Marubeni Corp. for the engineering and material supply of a Terrace Wall steam reformer heater, including an air preheating system, for the KazMunayGaz oil refinery located at Atyrau, Republic of Kazakhstan.
The steam reformer will be part of a hydrogen production unit with a capacity of 24,000 nominal cubic meters per hour to be built at the refinery. The hydrogen plant is based on the company’s hydrogen technology. Foster Wheeler’s scope of work is scheduled for completion in April 2015.
The Terrace Wall reformer has a firing arrangement and sloped-wall radiant section design that together enable long catalyst tube life and extend a reformer's operating envelope, says the company. This can allow the production of hydrogen in excess of a production unit’s design capacity.
The company has also signed an engineering, procurement and construction management services agreement with BOC, a member of the Linde Group, for the installation of replacement heat exchangers at BOC’s Teesport facility, Teesside, in northeast England.
Under the agreement, Foster Wheeler will provide project management, front-end engineering design, detailed engineering design, procurement services, construction supervision and quality assurance for the replacement of existing aluminum plate-fin exchangers in the 1,300-tons-per-day air separation plant. Installation is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014. The Teesport facility provides oxygen and other gases to industrial facilities in the region.