FW awarded PC contract

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 PowderRiver 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.