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Foster Wheeler receives Polish boiler island contract

World Coal,

Foster Wheeler AG has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Elektrobudowa S.A. for the design, supply and erection of a 50 gross megawatt electric (MWe) circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler island for the Tychy Heat and Power Station in Poland.

Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to advance with the contract. Commercial operation of the new steam generator, which is owned by TAURON Polska Energia S.A., is scheduled for 2016.

Foster Wheeler will design and supply 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 bituminous coal from Poland.

Reliable and environmentally friendly
“This award exemplifies TAURON’s continued confidence in Foster Wheeler’s highly reliable and environmentally friendly CFB design,” commented Jaroslaw Mlonka, CEO of Foster Wheeler Energia Polska. “Five of our CFB steam generators are currently online at existing TAURON plants, including the 460 MWe supercritical CFB steam generator at the Lagisza Power Plant in Poland.”

“We look forward to working with Foster Wheeler on this project and are fully confident in Foster Wheeler’s high quality CFB product and extensive experience in project execution,” said Jacek Faltynowicz, CEO of Elektrobudowa S.A. “Executing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for this new unit at the Tychy Heat and Power Station is a significant step for Elektrobudowa to strengthen our position and capabilities in power projects in Poland,” Faltynowicz continued.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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