CFB contract for FW

A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Spain’s UTE CT Mejillones for a 165MWe circulating fluidised-bed boiler island.


A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Spain’s UTE CT Mejillones for a 165MWe circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boiler island.



The boiler island will be located at the Andino power plant in Mejillones, in the north of Chile.



The Andino power plant belongs to the Central Termoelectrica Andino utility company, a subsidiary of the Suez Energy International group.



Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract, which was included in the company’s second-quarter 2007 bookings. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.



Foster Wheeler will supply the 165MWe CFB steam generator, auxiliary equipment and erection and commissioning technical advisory services of the boiler island.



The boiler will be designed to burn imported bituminous coal and/or petroleum coke, as well as providing the option to burn small amounts of biomass-type fuels.



Commercial operation of the new boiler is scheduled for the first half of 2010.