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London, UK,
03
October
2016

Amec Foster Wheeler wins Ichthys Project consultancy, Australia

Newsfacts:
  • The Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas project
  • Assuring competency across all Ichthys assets

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a consultancy contract by INPEX, Japan’s largest oil & gas exploration and production company, for the Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project in Australia. Ichthys is the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in the last 40 years.

The scope of work involves Amec Foster Wheeler providing a team of production and maintenance assessors to carry out competency assessments for the Ichthys Operations and Maintenance teams across all project assets. This includes the Central Processing Facility, Floating Production Storage and Offtake vessel and the Bladin Point LNG onshore processing plant. The assessments will be aligned to Australian national competency standards for the Process industry.

Roberto Penno, Amec Foster Wheeler Group President for Asia, Middle East, Africa & Southern Europe
This is the latest example of Amec Foster Wheeler’s market leading capability being used to benefit a world class LNG project. We are proud to be involved in the Ichthys LNG Project and will utilise our significant global O&M expertise to deliver this important role.
Roberto Penno, Amec Foster Wheeler Group President for Asia, Middle East, Africa & Southern Europe

Amec Foster Wheeler’s contract will run until April 2017, with the assessments to be conducted at the construction yards in Korea, offshore Western Australia, and at the onshore LNG facility in Darwin.

Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) 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.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers 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.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Amec Foster Wheeler in Australia

Across Australia, the company has more than 1,200 people located across six locations including Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Sydney and Adelaide. Perth was established as the company’s Australian headquarters in 1978. Working with all mineral commodities and within the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas markets, Amec Foster Wheeler is one of the few companies to provide support throughout the complete lifecycle of a project and teams of experts across the company’s global network of offices support the Australian operations.

Ichthys LNG Project

Located in the Timor Sea, about 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia, Ichthys represents the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in 40 years. Currently in construction, it is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world, and is, effectively, three mega-projects rolled into one. The project involves some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, a state-of-the-art onshore processing facility and an 890 km pipeline uniting them for an operational life of at least 40 years.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains statements which constitute “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements include any statements related to the timing, results and success of contracts, and are generally identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “will,” “may,” “continue,” “should” and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Amec Foster Wheeler, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking statements. Amec Foster Wheeler does not undertake to update any of the forward-looking statements after this date to conform such statements to actual results, to reflect the occurrence of anticipated results or otherwise.