Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract by Aramco Overseas Company

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Aug 21, 2002

Foster Wheeler Ltd. (NYSE:FWC) announced today that its subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, has been awarded a project management services contract for two distillate hydrotreaters and power cogeneration plants by Aramco Overseas Company.

Foster Wheeler's scope of work associated with the hydrotreaters is to provide engineering and project management services for facilities at Saudi Aramco's Riyadh and Yanbu refineries. This work follows the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's plans to improve the ambient air quality for the most populated cities, Riyadh, Jeddah and Makkah, by switching to lower sulfur diesel fuel in 2006.

Foster Wheeler has been contracted to upgrade the mid-distillates to low-sulfur diesel at both refineries. The facilities will enable the refineries initially to produce 500 ppm and eventually 50 ppm sulfur content diesel.

Ian Bill, chairman and chief executive, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, said: "Foster Wheeler was awarded this contract due to the quality of its work in past projects with Aramco Overseas Company. This contract extends the company's relationship with Saudi Aramco. For the past seven years, Foster Wheeler has been contracted for projects spanning Rabigh, Haradh and Qatif. Such past experience has reinforced our working relationship with Aramco and has contributed to our understanding of how it operates. Furthermore, we are particularly proud to assist Aramco in achieving the clean fuels requirements of the Kingdom."

In addition, Foster Wheeler is to provide engineering and project management services for the power cogeneration plants, the first of which will be at Berri, followed by other plants. All facilities will provide combustion gas turbine generators with heat recovery steam generators as well as high-voltage substations, high-voltage transmission lines, and cooling tower/fin fan coolers. Existing plant systems and utilities, including the distributed control system, will be upgraded.

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