Swedish Group Orders Generator for WTE Plant

E.ON Värme Sverige AB of Sweden has awarded a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler's Global Power Group for a waste-fuel-fired, circulating fluidized-bed boiler island to be located at the combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Norrkoping, Sweden.

This waste-to-energy plant will divert waste headed for landfills and convert it into valuable steam and electricity.

Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the award were not disclosed, and the contract will be included in the company's bookings for the third quarter of 2008.

Foster Wheeler will supply the 84-thermal megawatt boiler and auxiliary equipment and will carry out the erection and commissioning of the boiler island. The boiler will be designed to burn Refuse Derived Fuel composed of sorted household and industrial wastes.

The power plant will produce electricity for the local grid and provide heat and process steam to an adjacent industrial plant. Initial operation of the new boiler is scheduled for the fall of 2010.

"With more than 300 installations worldwide, Foster Wheeler's CFB technology is an excellent choice for clients and their customers who are thinking progressively about power generation," said Tomas Harju-Jeanty, chief executive officer, Foster Wheeler Energia Oy. "Whether it's through the use of carbon-neutral fuels or the conversion of municipal waste into energy – or the use of any one of a host of other feedstocks -- the CFB offers perhaps the broadest range of fuel flexibility on the market today."

"This is the start of E.ON Sverige's €1 billion investment plan in CHP," said Karin Jarl-Månsson, chief executive officer of E.ON Värme Sweden AB. "District heating is an important cornerstone in the production of more efficient energy and the reduction of environmental effects."

E.ON is one of the world's largest investor-owned energy services providers. With annual sales of just under €69 billion and close to 88,000 employees, it is focused on its core power and gas business and its target markets: central Europe, the United Kingdom, northern Europe, Russia, and Midwestern United States.

Foster Wheeler Ltd. is a global company offering, through its subsidiaries, a broad range of engineering, procurement, construction, manufacturing, project development and management, research and plant operation services. The company is based in Hamilton, Bermuda, and its operational headquarters are in Clinton, N.J.

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