Contract let for Thai aromatics project

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 14 -- Aromatics (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd. (ATC) has let a contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd.'s Thailand subsidiary for project management of a project called Reformer and Aromatics Complex II planned at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Foster Wheeler will coordinate the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases of the project, which is scheduled for completion in 2008.

The new facilities will produce 565,000 tonnes/year (tpy) of paraxylene, 301,000 tpy of benzene, and 60,000 tpy of toluene.

The engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the project has been awarded to a consortium of Korean contractors, and an EPC contract for offsite interconnecting pipelines has been let to a Thai company.

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