Amec Foster Wheeler awarded syngas-to-liquids project in the U.S.

By Amec Foster Wheeler | January 12, 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler recently announced it has signed an agreement with D’Arcinoff Group, a U.S.-based investment and alternative technology development company, to provide engineering and technical services for an integrated 30,000-barrels-per-day syngas-to-liquids facility, known as the West Texas Renewable and Gas Monetisation Project in Hudspeth County, Texas. The facility will primarily produce jet fuels. 

The contract value for the competitively awarded project was not disclosed.

The West Texas Renewable and Gas Monetization Project is part of the D’Arcinoff Group Energy Program, an environmentally clean, natural gas and biomass-to liquid-fuel and power generation initiative. 

Amec Foster Wheeler’s scope of work includes engineering design and definition work utilizing key process technology and equipment suppliers, as well as execution planning activities for the facility that will use biomass gasification combined with West Texas shale gas to feed a Fischer Tropsch process unit to produce jet fuel.  

Simon Naylor, group President Americas said, “This award confirms our combined technical expertise in gasification, gas monetization and gas-to-liquids projects following separate work streams. Foster Wheeler completed the initial feasibility study for the new jet fuel facility, and separately, Amec had worked with some of the key process technology suppliers included in the plans for this innovative project.” 

"This agreement is an important milestone that puts D’Arcinoff Group on track to deliver competitively priced, low carbon dioxide emissions jet fuel to our important airline and other customers," said Michael C. Darcy, CEO of the D’Arcinoff Group.