Foster Wheeler AG has announced that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by the Government of Uganda to undertake a feasibility study for the development of an oil refinery with a capacity of up to 150,000bpd in Uganda.

Foster Wheeler’s scope of work will include the development of the location and configuration of the planned refinery, which will process Ugandan crude. The study, which is scheduled for completion in mid-2010, will also include the assessment of options for the development of the oilfield, crude transportation, and an evaluation of the relative economics of developing the new refinery versus alternative options, including pipelines, for exporting the crude oil.