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Foster Wheeler acquires sulfur-recovery technology

By Gerald Ondrey |

Foster Wheeler AG, (Zug, Switzerland,; www.fwc.com) announced today that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has acquired the CEntry Sulfur Recovery proprietary technology from FLSmidth & Co.. The acquisition includes patents, know-how and skilled personnel. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Sulfur Recovery technology is used to treat gas streams containing hydrogen sulfide for the purpose of reducing the sulfur content of fuel products and to recover a saleable sulfur by-product. The technology includes a sulfur recovery section based on the Claus process, an amine-based tail-gas treating section, an incinerator with waste heat recovery, and proprietary burners. With the growing need for low-sulfur transportation fuels, Foster Wheeler believes the demand for process units to reduce the sulfur content of refinery gas streams is sizeable. “This addition to our technology portfolio is part of our strategic growth initiative and greatly enhances our ability to provide refiners with the process technology they need to meet increasingly stringent environmental and fuel product specifications,” says Umberto della Sala, chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler AG. “This technology addition…
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