Foster Wheeler bags Cameroon LNG pre-FEED

US ENGINEERING COMPANY Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by GDF SUEZ to carry out the pre-front-end engineering design for the development of an onshore LNG plant and offshore gas gathering infrastructure in Cameroon.

The project seeks to establish a national gas transportation network linking Cameroon's offshore gas resources with the State-sanctioned onshore site near Kribi on the southern coastline.

Foster Wheeler is working with GDF SUEZ and GDF SUEZ's partner, Cameroon's Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH).

The Cameroon LNG project involves a single-train onshore LNG plant with a production capacity of up to 3.5mn tonnes per annum.

The project also includes an upstream gas gathering system and subsea pipeline tie-ins to offshore production facilities.

In carrying out the pre-FEED for the entire mid-stream project, Foster Wheeler will develop the preliminary design basis for the liquefaction facility, gas gathering and treatment facilities and LNG export facilities, and will prepare capital cost estimates and other documentation.

The pre-FEED is scheduled to be completed in early 2011.

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