London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler to outline brownfield optimisation at African Refiners Association Week

  • Minimising risks and project turnaround
  • Maximising margins and optimising assets
  • African Refiners Association (ARA) Week 2016, Marrakesh

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that Mike Whitling, Manager of Asset Operations and Consulting, will deliver a presentation on brownfield asset optimisation during ARA Week from 14-18 March, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

In his presentation, “Brownfield Project Execution: A Perfect Opportunity to Engage Your Operations Team to Optimise Assets”, Mike will detail how to minimise risks and increase margins by adopting a holistic approach. Drawing upon several Amec Foster Wheeler case studies, he will demonstrate ways to minimise project turnaround time while maximising margins and the optimisation of the asset.

ARA Week is an annual event organised by the African Refiners Association. It is a meeting place for the downstream oil and gas industry in Africa, including representatives from refineries, government ministries, banks, regulators, importers, distributors, traders, storage companies, marketing companies and refinery equipment and technology suppliers.

Amec Foster Wheeler has been a long-term supporter of ARA Week. The Company has a significant track record in executing refinery projects, from 3D models and grassroots refinery complexes, through to major expansions and revamps, complex turnarounds, refinery/petrochemicals integration, clean fuels projects to meet new legislation, residue upgrading to produce higher-value products, right through to operations readiness planning, maintenance-type projects and ongoing asset operational support.

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Employing around 40,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.


Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.


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