Foster Wheeler AG announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Kraftanlagen Power Plants GmbH (KAP) to design, supply and erect a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator and the associated auxiliary equipment for the Alpiq Generating (CZ) s.r.o. Kladno Power Plant in the Czech Republic.
Project engineering and front end procurement work began in June 2010 under a limited release by KAP. Foster Wheeler will design, supply, erect and provide commissioning services for the 135 MWe (gross megawatt electric) CFB steam generator with auxiliary equipment, flue gas cleaning, and boiler building. The plant, which will be located in Kladno, Czech Republic, will be designed to burn a combination of lignite and biomass.
Foster Wheeler has now received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the contract value will be included in the company's fourth-quarter 2010 bookings. Commercial operation of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2013.
"This will be Foster Wheeler's seventh CFB delivery to the Czech Republic and is a prime example of our state of the art, fuel flexible CFB technology allowing effective co-combustion of lignite and biomass fuels," said Tomas Harju-Jeanty president and chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler Energia Oy Group.