Swedish energy supplier awards Foster Wheeler CHP contract

Foster Wheeler AG (NASDAQ: FWLT) have announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Lunds Energi, a municipality-owned energy supplier in Sweden, for the design, supply and erection of a 35 MWe (gross megawatt electric) biomass-fired circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler island.

The steam generator will be designed to burn 100 per cent bio fuel with up to 50 per cent demolition wood. Lunds Energi is building the new combined heat and power plant to replace existing old equipment operating on fossil fuels.

Commercial operation of the new steam generator is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014.

Foster Wheeler will design and supply the steam generator and auxiliary equipment, and will carry out the erection and commissioning of the boiler island.

“The fuel flexibility of Foster Wheeler’s CFB technology provides an excellent solution for biomass power generation because it can utilize a wide range of renewable and waste fuels,” said Tomas Harju-Jeanty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler Energia Oy Group. “Our CFBs can divert waste headed for landfills and instead convert this waste into valuable steam and electricity.”

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