Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group’s Environmental and Industrial division has been awarded a contract by Longview Power, LLC to rehabilitate and optimize the wet flue gas desulfurization system at their existing 700 MWe (net megawatt electric) Longview Power facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, USA.
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 third-quarter 2014 bookings.
Foster Wheeler will provide new components as well as engineering and installation services to optimize the performance of the existing dewatering and forced oxidation systems with the fuel currently being used by Longview. Foster Wheeler is also adding a dual flow tray in the absorber to increase the overall SO2 reduction capacity of the existing system to handle higher sulfur fuels that Longview anticipates receiving in the future. The outage work is expected to take place in the spring of 2015.
“Our recent acquisition of the former Wheelabrator Air Pollution Control technology has allowed us to consolidate all our air pollution control equipment within our Clean Air Technology Center located in Pittsburgh, PA to provide cost effective solutions for reducing air emissions from power plants and industrial facilities,” said Byron Roth, Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler’s Environmental and Industrial Group. “We engineer systems that are custom designed to meet increasingly more stringent air quality control regulations.”
Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 13,000 talented professionals with specialized expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups. 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, minerals 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.