Oct 17 2013
The company’s Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading-edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, mining and metals, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries.
The company’s Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services.
The company is based in Zug, Switzerland, and its operational headquarters office is in Reading, United Kingdom. The global Power Group headquarter is in New Jersey, USA.
Ongoing (2013) biomass project
Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for Biomass Circulating Fluidized-Bed Steam Generator in South Korea
ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2013-- Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by GS E&C for the design and supply of one circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator for the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant Project for GS EPS, a subsidiary of GS Group. The plant will be located in Dangjin, a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea.
Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and the contract value will be included in the company’s first quarter 2013 bookings. Commercial operation of the new steam generator is scheduled for third quarter 2015.
Foster Wheeler will design and supply the 105 MWe (gross megawatt electric) CFB steam generator and auxiliary equipment for the boiler island, including a Foster Wheeler baghouse for flue gas cleaning. The steam generator will be designed to burn palm kernel shells with co-firing of coal, and wood pellets as back-up fuel, while meeting applicable environmental regulatory requirements.
“Biomass residue from palm oil industries is an abundant renewable energy fuel in Southeast Asia,” said Gary Nedelka, Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group. “We are pleased to have yet another opportunity to demonstrate Foster Wheeler’s CFB technology as a solution to meet energy needs while addressing environmental concerns.”
World’s Largest CFB Biomass Power Plant Now in Commercial Operation Using Foster Wheeler Advanced Technology
ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2013-- Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that the GDF Suezpower plant located in Polaniec, Poland, is now in commercial operation, delivering over 200 MWe of electricity to the country’s electricity grid solely from biomass.
The plant is powered by the world’s largest and most advanced biomass CFB (circulating fluidized-bed) boiler, which was supplied by Foster Wheeler. CFB technology is capable of fully firing a wide range of biomasses and other fuels, including those derived from agricultural crops. “Agro” biomass can be produced much faster and on a larger scale than longer growth wood-based biomasses, thus improving the economics and sustainability of biomass power.
“The challenge has always been to design a boiler capable of reliably firing difficult-to-burn agro biomass while at the same time increasing steam temperatures to achieve high power plant efficiency,” said Jaroslaw Mlonka, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler Energia Polska. “This particular CFB incorporates many advanced design features that enable the Polaniec plant to achieve a net plant efficiency of over 36%, based on the fuels lower heating value, while firing solely biomass containing up to a 20% agro component.”
Mlonka further stated, “This Advanced Bio CFB -- or ABC -- is the largest and most advanced biomass CFB steam generator Foster Wheeler has ever supplied. Our goal for this project was to provide GDF Suez with a reliable, biomass-flexible boiler that would allow the client to build a high-efficiency green power plant – and we have achieved that objective.”
The Polaniec plant is owned and operated by GDF Suez, one of the leading energy producers in the world. The plant began commercial operation on November 15, 2012, six weeks ahead of schedule. Foster Wheeler provided a turnkey delivery of the boiler island and fuel yard, including design and supply of all steam generation and auxiliary equipment, civil work, erection and commissioning.