Foster Wheeler subsidiary wins contract for steam generator in Sweden

14 February 2012 (Last Updated February 14th, 2012 18:30)

A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler's Global Power Group has received a contract from Lunds Energi for the design, supply and erection of a 35MW biomass-fired circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boiler island in Sweden.

A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler's Global Power Group has received a contract from Lunds Energi for the design, supply and erection of a 35MW biomass-fired circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boiler island in Sweden.

The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

Foster Wheeler Energia Oy Group president and CEO Tomas Harju-Jeanty said, "The fuel flexibility of Foster Wheeler's CFB technology provides an excellent solution for biomass power generation because it can utilise a wide range of renewable and waste fuels."

"Our CFBs can divert waste headed for landfills and instead convert this waste into valuable steam and electricity," he added.

The firm will be responsible for the design and supply of the steam generator and auxiliary equipment, and will carry out the erection and commissioning of the boiler island.

The steam generator will be designed to burn 100% bio fuel with up to 50% demolition wood.

Lunds Energi is currently building the new combined heat and power plant to replace existing old equipment operating on fossil fuels.

Lunds Energikoncernen president Sylvia Michel said, "We are very pleased to have Foster Wheeler provide the boiler portion of our new combined heat and power plant."

"We are looking forward to a successful project. It is very important for us to be a part of the solution for a better environment," said Michel.

Commercial operation of the new steam generator is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014.