Foster Wheeler Signs Three-Year Statoil Frame Agreement for FEEDs

  Foster Wheeler Signs Three-Year Statoil Frame Agreement for FEEDs

Business Wire

ZUG, Switzerland -- December 12, 2012

Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its
Global Engineering and Construction Group has signed a three-year frame
agreement with Statoil Petroleum AS for the provision of front-end engineering
design (FEED) services for future projects at the Kårstø and Kollsnes
processing plants, located in Norway north of Stavanger and north-west of
Bergen, respectively. The frame agreement includes an option for Statoil to
extend the agreement for a further two years and for Foster Wheeler to execute
concept studies as well as FEEDs.

The value of the agreement was not disclosed. Bookings will be recorded as
work is released by Statoil.

The Kårstø processing plant plays a key role in the transport and treatment of
gas and condensate from twenty-eight fields on the Norwegian continental
shelf, which fields are connected to the plant via pipelines. The Kårstø
complex ranks as the world’s third largest export port for liquefied petroleum
gases (LPG) and is the biggest in Europe. The processing plant at Kollsnes
treats gas from the Troll, Kvitebjørn and Visund fields in the North Sea, and
can handle up to 143 million standard cubic meters per day.

Statoil is acting on behalf of Gassco. Gassco is the operator for the Kårstø
and Kollsnes processing plants, which are owned by the Gassled joint venture,
with Statoil as the technical service provider.

“We have developed an excellent working relationship with Statoil and have
been working with them at these facilities under an existing agreement for
some time, as well as working with them on other projects, including Snøhvit
LNG, ” said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer of Foster Wheeler AG.
“We will continue to focus on providing responsive and flexible service,
combining our in-depth technical skills and our significant upstream
experience and capability to support Statoil in successfully delivering its
planned portfolio of projects at Kollsnes and Kårstø.”

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 12,000 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 Geneva, Switzerland. For more
information about Foster Wheeler, please visit our Web site at

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