Foster Wheeler Ltd’s UK subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd (FWEL), has won a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for an estimated USD 800 million gas-to-liquids (GTL) project, based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The GTL facilities will provide fuel, naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas for domestic consumption. The contract was awarded by a Sasol and Qatar Petroleum joint venture. Foster Wheeler is the first contractor, using the Sasol GTL technology, to be involved in a Sasol GTL plant outside South Africa. Foster Wheeler’s scope of work includes preparation of the FEED, selection of long lead package vendors and a geo-technical survey, and preparation of the invitation to bid. The company is also responsible for prequalifying engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors and will assist in the selection of bidders, lender evaluation and award of the EPC contract. The project will provide 24,000 barrels per day of fuel, 9000 barrels per day of naphtha and 1000 barrels per day of liquefied petroleum gas from a daily supply of 330 million standard cubic feet of lean natural gas.