$100 million for FW boilers

Foster Wheeler North America Corporation has been awarded in excess of $100 million by Bechtel Power Corporation for the design and supply of two circulating fluidised-bed boilers.


Foster Wheeler North America Corporation, an operating unit of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group, has been awarded a contract by Bechtel Power Corporation for the design and supply of two circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boilers.



The contract, valued in excess of $100 million, calls for Foster Wheeler to supply two 315 megawatt (MWe) CFB boilers for a new solid-fuel power plant that Bechtel Power is designing and constructing for TXU Corp. The new plant will be located at TXU’s Sandow Steam Electric Station in Rockdale, Texas.



The new CFBs have been designed to use local lignite fuel and will provide high-pressure steam to a single steam reheat turbine. The award will be included in Foster Wheeler’s second-quarter 2006 bookings.


Foster Wheeler’s scope of services includes the design and supply of the CFB boilers and selective non-catalytic reduction systems. Construction at the site is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2006, with commercial operation scheduled for the summer of 2009.