Amec Foster wins technology contract for gas-to-liquid plant in Uzbekistan


Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a contract to deliver hydrogen plant technology and design and Terrace Wall steam reformer technologies for Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company’s OLTIN YO’L GTL (gas-to-liquid) plant in the Kashkadarya Region of Uzbekistan.

Under the contract secured from Hyundai Engineering, Amec will offer materials supply for a Terrace Wall steam reformer heater at the plant, which is currently under construction.

Work to be taken up comprises the basic design engineering for the 37,100 normal cubic metres per hour (Nm³/h) hydrogen unit.

In addition, Amec will provide engineering and procurement for the steam reformer heater, as well as site advisory services.

The company is currently engaged in the engineering phase for the plant's steam reformer, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter of next year.

"This award confirms the impressive performance of Amec Foster Wheeler’s hydrogen technology, as well as the proven advantages of our Terrace Wall steam reformers."

Amec Foster Wheeler technology, consultancy and fired heaters vice-president Andy Hemingway said: “This award confirms the impressive performance of Amec Foster Wheeler’s hydrogen technology, as well as the proven advantages of our Terrace Wall steam reformers.

“The combination of Terrace Wall reformers’ capital cost-competitiveness, energy consumption efficiency, very high reliability and compact ‘footprint’, ideal where space is limited, especially within existing facilities, is a compelling value proposition for our customers.”

Through the contract, Amec Foster aims to extend its technology offerings, including its hydrogen production and unique Terrace Wall steam reformer technologies.

Hyundai Engineering was appointed as the engineering procurement and construction contractor for Uzbekneftegaz’s gas-to-liquids plant.