Amec Foster to support EDF Energy’s power stations and gas storage sites

8 November 2016 (Last Updated November 8th, 2016 18:30)

Global engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler has entered into a new technical support alliance with EDF Energy’s coal, gas and renewables (CGR) division to support its fleet of coal plants, combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations, and gas storage sites.

Global engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler has entered into a new technical support alliance with EDF Energy’s coal, gas and renewables (CGR) division to support its fleet of coal plants, combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations, and gas storage sites.

As per the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will provide engineering consultancy services to cover operations and maintenance, outage support, technical services, plant modifications and enhancements, new building, and decommissioning. The company will also support EDF Energy Renewables’ UK windfarms.

"This award enables us to build on the capability and services that we have brought to EDF Energy’s nuclear fleet for many years."

Amec Foster Wheeler's clean energy business vice-president Dawn James said: “Our role is to deploy our technical capacity and capability to improve EDF Energy’s operational and commercial performance at all levels and support its aims and objectives for safe, reliable operation.

This award enables us to build on the capability and services that we have brought to EDF Energy’s nuclear fleet for many years. We aim to become a key partner to EDF Energy’s coal, gas and renewables business by providing high quality, cost-effective solutions to their challenges.”

Amec Foster Wheeler is one of two companies that will be supporting EDF Energy at a strategic level under a technical support alliance agreement.

The technical programmes covered are steam turbines and turbo alternator plants; gas storage and gas supply systems; pressure systems management; civil engineering requirements; gas turbine plants; control efficiency, performance and reliability management; electrical plant management; wind turbines and windfarm management; and project management.