Dow awards EPCm contract to Foster Wheeler

Engineering contractor Foster Wheeler has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract by chemicals-manufacturing corporation Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft for a cogeneration facility to be installed within Dow’s existing chemical complex at Stade, Germany.

The value of Foster Wheeler’s contract was not disclosed and will be included in the company’s second-quarter 2010 bookings.

The plant consists of three gas turbogenerators, heat-recovery steam generators and combined steam turbogenerators, as well as electrical infrastructure, offices, storage and utilities.

The plant, expected to start operation in early 2013, will be designed to have a capacity of 150MWe and associated cogenerated steam.