Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group subsidiary secured a contract from Dow Chemical to provide detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) services for the LA-3 Crack More Ethane (CME) project at its petrochemical facility in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Scope of the contract includes brownfield additions and retrofit modifications to the plant.

The project, which is part of Dow’s comprehensive US Gulf Coast investment strategy, is aimed at improving the plant’s ethane flexibility to take advantage of low-cost feedstock.

Foster Wheeler President and COO Umberto della Sala said, "Foster Wheeler has the proven brownfield/retrofit project execution capabilities that are crucial to achieving Dow’s cost and schedule objectives."

"We are pleased that our excellent working relationship with Dow under our Global Agreement continues to flourish with this latest award," Sala added.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.