Steam Reformer Foster Wheeler Works on Steam Reformer Project in Russia

Editor: Dominik Stephan

A Foster Wheeler subsidiary will supply engineering and materials for a new double-cell Terrace Wall steam reformer heater and air preheating system of Russian oil company Gazprom. The unit will be part of a hydrogen production at the Salavat Refinery, in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.

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Zug/Switzerland – The new plant is designed to produce up to 27,500 Nm3/h of hydrogen, based on Foster Wheeler’s hydrogen technology and process design package. The exact contract value remained undisclosed.

Foster Wheeler's Terrace Wall reformer is characterized by a specific firing arrangement and sloped-wall radiant section design that enable long catalyst tube life and deliver the flexibility to maximize the reformer's operating flexibility. According to the Swiss engineering company, the reformers can operate with ultra-low-NOx burners to meet tightening environmental emission standards worldwide. By its own account, Foster Wheeler has supplied over 200 units to the refining and petrochemical industries in more than 40 countries worldwide.