As per the EFA, Foster Wheeler will support the preparation of basic engineering packages for Shell’s technologies such as hydrocracking, distillation, thermal conversion, hydrotreating, pyrolysis gas, ethylene oxide, fluid catalytic cracking and CANSOLV sulfur dioxide scrubbing.

In 2012, the two companies had signed a five-year Asian Enterprise Framework Agreement, under which Foster Wheeler is providing engineering and project management services for Shell downstream and midstream projects in Asia and elsewhere.

Foster Wheeler president and COO Umberto della Sala commenting on the agreement said, "It is a key strategic objective of Foster Wheeler to develop and extend long-term relationships with our clients to leverage our technical expertise, global reach and local project delivery to support their global investment plans."

The five-year agreement also provides the two companies with an option to extend the EFA by another five years.