Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a contract by The National Company for Fertilizers & Chemicals (AGROCHEM) to supply material and detailed engineering for a steam reformer heater for its fertiliser facility in Alexandria, Egypt.
The steam reformer heater, based on Amec Foster Wheeler’s Terrace WallTM design, will operate as the primary reformer in the 250 tpd ammonia production unit. This will allow AGROCHEM to have the complete production line within its facility without any external sourcing of ammonia, a key component in the production of fertiliser.
AGROCHEM is a new customer for Amec Foster Wheeler. The scope of work is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016.
Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Amec Foster Wheeler plc said “Amec Foster Wheeler has a proven track record in the design and supply of fired heaters. Our proprietary Terrace WallTM fired heater technology is unique and proven globally and we look forward to applying it to this important facility for AGROCHEM.”
About Amec Foster Wheeler
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
The offer full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.
Terrace WallTM technology
Amec Foster Wheeler acts as a designer and supplier of the heart of the hydrogen production unit: the steam reformer heater. The steam reformer heater, Amec Foster Wheeler’s Terrace WallTM type, is characterised by a specific firing arrangement and sloped-wall radiant section design that, together, optimise the heat flux distribution towards catalyst tubes enabling long catalyst tube life (often in excess of 100,000 hours) and delivering the flexibility to extend a reformer’s operating envelope. This often allows production of hydrogen in excess of the design capacity of the hydrogen production unit, which may in turn deliver additional economic benefits. Amec Foster Wheeler’s reformers can operate with ultra-low-NOx burners to meet tightening environmental emission standards worldwide.
Amec Foster Wheeler has supplied over 200 Terrace WallTM steam reformers worldwide and licensed more than 100 hydrogen production units to the refining and petrochemical industries in more than 40 countries, for a total capacity exceeding 3 billion of SCFD.