Foster Wheeler bags new terrace wall steam reformer contract in Russia

Foster Wheeler bags new terrace wall steam reformer contract in Russia

7:43 AM, 7th September 2012
Foster Wheeler bags new terrace wall steam reformer contract in Russia

ZUG, SWITZERLAND: Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction group subsidiary is awarded a contract by JSC Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, for engineering and material supply of a new double-cell Terrace Wall steam reformer heater and air preheating system to be built at the Salavat Refinery, in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. Foster Wheeler’s scope of work for this project is expected to be completed in November 2013. The value of Foster Wheeler’s contract was not disclosed.

The Terrace Wall steam reformer will be part of a hydrogen production unit being built by Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat. The plant is designed to produce up to 27,500 Nm3/h of hydrogen and it is based on Foster Wheeler’s hydrogen technology and process design package, recently completed by Foster Wheeler.

The company’s Terrace Wall reformer is characterized by a specific firing arrangement and sloped-wall radiant section design that enable long catalyst tube life and deliver flexibility to maximize the reformer’s operating flexibility. Foster Wheeler’s reformers can operate with ultra-low-NOx burners to meet tightening environmental emission standards worldwide, it informed.

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