Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Sonatrach SPA for three new refineries located in Biskra, Tiaret and Hassi Messaoud, Algeria.

The three refineries will each have a capacity of 5 million tons per annum of Algerian crude oil and contain facilities for atmospheric distillation, Liquefied Petroleum Gas separation, hydrocrackers, desulphurisation, bitumen production, utilities, blending, effluents treatment, control room and laboratories. The Biskra site will also include lubrication oil facilities. At each of the refineries there will also be administrative buildings, storage tanks and shipping facilities.

Amec Foster Wheeler will also support Sonatrach in the selection of technology licensors for all three refineries.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s scope of work is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2017.