Foster Wheeler Energia has been awarded a contract by Votorantim Metais Niquel (VMN) to design and supply a circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boiler island adjacent to VMN’s plant in Acampamento Macedo, Brazil.
VMN is a company of Votorantim Group, one of the largest private industrial conglomerates in Brazil with consolidated net revenues of R$19bn in 2005, and the leading producer of electrolyte nickel in Latin America.
The terms of the award, which were included in the company’s third-quarter bookings, were not disclosed.
Foster Wheeler’s scope includes the design and supply of a petroleum coke-fired 150 megawatt thermal CFB boiler, auxiliary equipment, instrumentation and a burner management and boiler protection system.
The boiler island, which will generate electricity and process steam to be used in the production of nickel, is scheduled to commence commercial operation in November 2008.