The UK/Dutch Shell Group has awarded the US’ Foster Wheeler the contract to carry out basic engineering for the mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) plant that is part of the $6.4bn Ras Laffan olefins joint venture with Qatar Petroleum (QP).

The scope of works includes carrying out the basic engineering for the MEG unit and will have a capacity of 1.5 million tons a year (t/y) and will use Shell technology. The scope of works involves the construction of two trains each with a capacity of 750,000 t/y.

MEED reported in June that Shell was playing a more active role in the scheme and is considering a number of different execution strategies for the project.