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Foster Wheeler Awarded Front-End Engineering Design Contract by Gazpromneft for a Refinery Upgrade in Russia

ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foster Wheeler AG (NAS: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by OJSC Gazpromneft Moscow Refinery to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) and design documentation in accordance with Russian norms, for a major investment, termed the Combined Oil Refinery Unit (CORU) Project, at the Moscow Refinery.

The value of the award was not disclosed and will be included in Foster Wheeler's first-quarter 2013 bookings.


The CORU project is part of the implementation of Gazpromneft's OJSC Moscow Refinery Revamping and Upgrading Program, under which the refinery will be expanded up to 2020 to process an additional six million tons of crude oil per year and produce transportation fuels to Euro-V standards.

The CORU facilities are planned to include crude distillation and vacuum distillation units (CDU & VDU), a continuous catalytic reforming unit with naphtha hydrotreatment and hydrogen recovery by pressure swing adsorption, a diesel hydrotreater including a dewaxing section, a gas plant with a liquefied petroleum gases sweetening unit and common utilities. The FEED activities are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013 while the submission of design documentation is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014.

Foster Wheeler was previously awarded the process design package for the facilities' crude and vacuum distillation units and the gas plant.

"Developing long-term relationships with our clients based on project execution excellence and expanding our served markets in Russia are two of our strategic objectives," said Umberto della Sala, President and Chief Operating Officer, Foster Wheeler AG. "We plan to leverage our experience in Russia, our in-depth refining experience and our reputation for developing high quality FEEDs to deliver a strong performance for Gazpromneft to form the basis for a longer-term working relationship."

"The CORU Project is the most important investment for our Moscow Refinery. Timely completion and plant start-up are vital for our company, but completion of a strong FEED is a very important first step in the realization of this key project," said Anatoli Moiceevich Cherner, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Gazpromneft.

Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 13,000 talented professionals with specialized expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups. The company's Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading-edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, mining and metals, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries. The company's Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services. The company is based in Zug, Switzerland, and its operational headquarters office is in Reading, United Kingdom. For more information about Foster Wheeler, please visit our Web site at www.fwc.com.

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