London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler to showcase innovative technology to meet refinery needs at IRPC 2016, Italy

  • Presentation on delayed coking, gasification and circulating fluidised-bed combustion technologies to improve refinery profitability

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its Director for Process, Technologies and Power, Rosa Domenichini, will deliver a presentation entitled ‘Novel and Cost-Effective Combined Production of Steam, Power and Chemicals to meet Refinery Needs’ at the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) 2016, taking place in Milan, Italy on 7 June.

The presentation will highlight how the combined utilisation of delayed coking, gasification and circulating fluidised-bed combustion technologies has the potential to maximise yields of higher value transportation fuels and improve refinery margins and profitability.

Amec Foster Wheeler has a long and successful global track record in refining as well as an extensive knowledge and experience in all refining processes and technologies. It is particularly known for owning state-of-the-art proprietary technology for delayed coking and for offering solvent deasphalting and visbreaking, jointly with UOP.

The company’s SYDECSM delayed coking technology has a leading market position, achieving maximum clean liquid yields and minimum fuel coke yields. Globally, this delayed coking process technology has been used for more than 80 new cokers, including some of the largest in the world. Amec Foster Wheeler has also executed more than 70 delayed coker revamps.

In addition, Amec Foster Wheeler offers state-of-the-art hydrogen technology based on its Terrace-Wall™ steam reformer to provide the hydrogen that residue upgrading and projects to produce cleaner fuels will require, to enable products to meet latest specifications.

Amec Foster Wheeler has also developed a new technology, VESTA, for the production of substitute natural gas that can be effectively produced from petroleum coke.

Now in its seventh year, the IRPC is a high-level technical forum in which key players in the global petrochemical and refinery sector meet to share knowledge and learn about best practices and the latest advancements in this developing sector of the oil and gas industry. The theme for this year's conference is 'Innovation in the Downstream'.

Notes to editors

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


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.


Amec Foster Wheeler offers proprietary, licensed technologies in delayed coking, visbreaking, solvent deasphalting, hydrogen production, sulphur recovery, thermal waste treatment, circulating fluidised-bed boilers and flue gas scrubbers, as well as extensive knowledge and experience in all refining processes and technologies:


• Delayed coking
• Solvent deasphalting
• Visbreaking
• Circulating fluidised-bed steam generators
• Hydrogen

Visit our website for more information on Amec Foster Wheeler's SYDECSM (Selective Yield Delayed Coking) technology.



Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.



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