A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd for BP Exploration's Enhanced Gas Separation Project in Scotland.

The project, for which Foster Wheeler has already successfully completed the pre-front-end design and FEED, relates to the debottlenecking of the Forties Pipeline System crude degasification facilities at BP Exploration's Kinneil terminal to allow it to handle high gas-to-oil ratio unstabilized crude oils and natural gas liquids.

The debottlenecking will involve modifications to the existing plant, including improvements to heater and process control systems, as well as new facilities, including crude coolers and a cooling water system. The project is expected to be completed in 2013.