Welcome: Amec Foster Wheeler

Written by BCCJ
September 11, 2015

Written by BCCJ
September 11, 2015

***Delighted to welcome Amec Foster Wheeler as the newest Corporate Plus member of the BCCJ***

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5  billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refinin

g, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

A message from Amec Foster Wheeler:

Our history goes back more than 150 years. We have been in the oil and gas industry since the 1930s and we played a leading role in the development of the UK continental shelf in the 1970s. We have been involved in commercial nuclear power since the inception of the industry and in the early 1960s we played a part in the construction of the Tokai Nuclear Power Plant, Japan’s first.

Our customers, in both the private and public sector, are among the world’s biggest and best in their fields – Marubeni Corporation, BP, Shell, BR Petrobras, KNPC, Ontario Power Generation, GDF Suez, Sempra, ExxonMobil, Dow, Ineos Bio, EDF, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Hyundai, Rio Tinto, Codelco, Chevron, K+S, Saudi Aramco, Pemex and Duke Energy, to name just a few.

Our staff in Japan already serve many of our international clients.  In particular, our Oil & Gas business is acting as project management consultant on two large refinery projects in Vietnam and Kuwait.  We also provided front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Ichthys gas field development on the North West shelf off Western Australia, which will be a major new source of LNG for Japan with a production potential of up to 10 million tonnes a year.

We are proud of our core values: delivering on promises, developing full potential and doing the right thing. Localisation is important to us: we invest in the countries where we operate, employing local staff and contributing to the communities we work in.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business stands out for its ability to bring world-leading expertise, technology and scientific capabilities to customers’ challenges. With 3,300 nuclear specialists around the world, we are able to support our customers with local expertise.

Of particular relevance for Japan is our experience of restarting and extending the life of power plant reactors and of dealing with the challenges of decommissioning. We have worked on the clean-up of many sites around the world including Sellafield in the UK, Chernobyl in Ukraine and Bohunice in Slovakia.

Much of what we have learned can be applied to Japan’s nuclear industry today, from the programme to restart power plants to the clean-up of Fukushima Daiichi. For example, Amec Foster Wheeler has undertaken feasibility studies to determine how it can apply its know-how to support the melted fuel debris project at Fukushima.

We have also undertaken projects in soil remediation in the greater Fukushima prefecture. Our ORION ScanSortSM radiological sorting survey system was used at Naraha and so we were pleased to hear the announcement in September 2015 that nearly 7,500 residents were able to return home permanently.

In addition, we are actively exploring with the Japanese nuclear industry how we can deploy SIAL, our well-established geopolymer nuclear waste encapsulation technology, to solidify very difficult waste streams.

We want to build long-term relationships with customers and partners in Japan over the coming years. By building on the unrivalled experiences and skills of our people and the specialist technology they are developing, we are seeking to help the Japanese nuclear industry to achieve its aim of putting the Fukushima prefecture on the road towards a prosperous future.

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