FW awarded Korean CFB contract

A Foster Wheeler subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Hanwha International Corporation for the design and supply of three circulating fluidized-bed steam generators for a chemical facility in Yeosu, South Korea.


A Foster Wheeler subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Hanwha International Corporation for the design and supply of three circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generators for a chemical facility in Yeosu, South Korea.



Hanwha International Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hanwha Chemical Corporation, a petrochemical manufacturer and supplier in Asia.



The undisclosed contract value will be included in Foster Wheeler’s first-quarter 2007 bookings.



The three 100MWe (gross megawatt electric) CFB steam generators are designed to fire bituminous coal. To burn this fuel as cleanly as possible, limestone bed material will be used to capture the fuel’s sulphur within the CFB boilers.



The CFB boilers will also be equipped with Foster Wheeler’s advanced selective non-catalytic NOx reduction technology to minimize NOx emissions from the plant.


Construction of the CFB boilers is expected to begin in the summer of 2007, with commercial operation of the plant scheduled for the end of 2009.