Foster Wheeler wins solar steam generator contract

Engineering contractor Foster Wheeler has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract to design and supply a solar steam generator system (comprising pre-heaters, drum-type evaporators and super-heaters), including interconnecting piping, valves, primary I&C, steel structures and site advisory services for a plant located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The equipment, due for delivery in 2011’s third quarter, will be integrated into a solar thermal power plant using concentrated parabolic trough technology and will have an installed power output capacity of 100MWe (gross megawatt electrical).

Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract, terms of which have not been disclosed.