Foster Wheeler Awarded Alliance Contract by Shell

Foster Wheeler's subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, has been awarded a new Alliance contract by Shell UK Oil Products Limited for the provision of basic design, engineering, procurement and construction management services at Shell's Stanlow manufacturing complex, UK. The contract will run for a minimum period of three years with options to extend for up to a further four years. The booking values will be recorded as individual work orders are received.

Foster Wheeler has been Shell's Alliance partner at Stanlow for the past seven years. During this time it has developed and established an excellent working relationship with the Shell team and has carried out most of the assignments on a fully integrated basis.

The company has undertaken over 900,000 hours on 500 separate pieces of work for Shell at Stanlow during this period, ranging in value from a few hundred dollars for discrete specialist services to projects in excess of $36 million for the engineering, procurement and construction management of a new process unit with connections to the existing plant.

The contract was won against strong competition and its award demonstrates Foster Wheeler's commitment to set new standards in its support of Shell. Foster Wheeler and Shell will look to raise to new levels of excellence the quality, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of the services provided under the Alliance.

"We are pleased to continue our Alliance relationship with Shell, which shows our ability to deliver successful results for large and small projects alike," said Keith Batchelor, project sponsor and director, engineering operations, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited. "We are aiming for even higher performance standards and plan to build on the collective strengths of our two organizations and the successes which our integrated team has achieved to date. We are committed to supporting Shell's business activities and helping Shell to meet its objectives."

Foster Wheeler has a site-based team, fully supported by its specialists and supplementary resources from its Reading operations center and other UK branch offices. This local service delivery, the significant on-call resources available and Foster Wheeler's track record for safe, successful project execution provide a winning combination which offers the flexibility and performance that Shell requires of its Alliance partner.

Mark Ravenscroft, manager, projects & construction, Shell UK Limited, commented, "I look forward to continuing our successful working relationship with Foster Wheeler and to jointly developing the Alliance to deliver yet further improvements in the implementation of excellent projects."