Foster Wheeler Is Awarded A $30-Million Refinery Contract By ELF Antar France

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February 3, 1999

Foster Wheeler France, S.A. was awarded a $30-million contract by ELF ANTAR FRANCE for the renovation of its hydrodesulfurization plant (HD2) and the construction of a new sour water stripper unit, at their Donges Refinery in France. Foster Wheeler will be responsible for engineering, purchasing assistance and construction supervision of the project.

The project will enable ELF ANTAR to comply with the new and more stringent regulations regarding fuel and gasoline sulfur content required by the European Community (EC). Also, the capacity of the existing treatment plant will be increased by 20 percent when the maximum sulfur content in fuel and gasoline is reduced to 50 ppm and 150 ppm.

Construction of the sour water stripper will also have a major impact on the environment by drastically reducing the H2S and NH3 emissions.

Work has already begun on the project and the plant is expected to be completed by November 1999.

"The EC requirements on sulfur content of fuel are going to significantly impact the operations of most European refineries," said Giuseppe Bonadies, president and CEO of Foster Wheeler France, S.A. "We are seeing many refineries, such as ELF ANTAR FRANCE, taking steps to meet these stringent regulations. Helping companies meet these new rules will be an important part of our business for which we are well qualified," he noted.

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