Foster Wheeler bags world’s largest chemicals unit contract in Singapore

Foster Wheeler bags world’s largest chemicals unit contract in Singapore

12:06 PM, 12th October 2012
Foster Wheeler bags world’s largest chemicals unit contract in Singapore

ZUG, SWITZERLAND: Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction group subsidiary has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract by Lanxess Butyl Pte Ltd for a new neodymium polybutadiene (Nd-PBR) rubber plant to be built on Jurong Island, Singapore.

This award follows Foster Wheeler’s successful completion of the front-end engineering design for this project earlier this year. The scope of work is expected to be completed in 2014. The Foster Wheeler contract value for this project was not disclosed.

Lanxess stated, the new facility expected to be the largest of its kind in the world, will be designed to produce 140,000 tonne per annum of Nd-PBR and will include process and finishing buildings, a central control room, a substation and a tank farm. Nd-PBR is used in tire manufacturing.

“We have built an excellent working relationship with Lanxess and are looking forward to developing a long-term business relationship based on our performance in delivering Lanxess’ projects safely and successfully,” said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer, Foster Wheeler AG.

“We are pleased to strengthen the successful relationship with Foster Wheeler in order to continue to jointly and safely implement the Lanxess growth strategy in the Asia Pacific region,” said Carsten Kopke, Project Director, Lanxess Asia Pacific.

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