FW awarded PC contract

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A Foster Wheeler subsidiary has been awarded a contract by City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri for the design and supply of a natural circulation pulverised-coal (PC) steam generator. The

steam generator will constructed at City Utilities' Southwest Power Station.

City Utilities is a community-owned municipal utility serving more than 106,000 customers in southwest Missouri with electricity, natural gas, water, telecommunications and transit services.

Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract, valued in excess of $110m, which will be included in Foster Wheeler's first-quarter 2007 bookings.

The 300MWe (gross megawatt electric) PC steam generator will be designed to fire low-sulphur Powder River Basin coal. To burn this fuel as cleanly and efficiently as possible, the unit will be equipped with Foster Wheeler's advanced low-NOx (nitrogen oxides) burner system.

In addition, Foster Wheeler's selective catalytic reduction technology will be installed to reduce NOx emissions at the stack, and a flue gas scrubber will be used for sulphur dioxide reduction. Commercial operation of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2010.