Switzerland-based Foster Wheeler said that a subsidiary of its global engineering and construction group has won a contract from Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants for the provision of detailed engineering services for a brownfield lube oil blending plant to be built at Kuwait Petroleum’s facility at Antwerp, Belgium.

The lube oil blending plant will be designed to enhance the ability of the Antwerp facility to operate at European scale by increasing the production capacity from 125 million to 250 million liters per year.

The detailed engineering activities will be completed by mid 2011.

Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants is increasing the plant’s capacity to keep pace with the growth of its Kuwait Petroleum business and to give it the option of toll blending for other companies, according to the company.