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Foster Wheeler lands CFB boiler contract for CO2-capture-development plant in Spain

By Gerald Ondrey |

Foster Wheeler AG (FW; Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Fundación Ciudad de la Energía (CIUDEN), an institution created by the Spanish Government, for the design and supply of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) unit for testing Foster Wheeler’s Flexi-Burn carbon-capturing CFB technology. This unit will be part of CIUDEN’s Integrated Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Technology Development Plant (TDP) located near Endesa’s Compostilla power plant in Ponferrada, Spain. Foster Wheeler has 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 first quarter 2010 bookings. The unit is expected to be operational by the second half of 2011 with testing programs expected to follow shortly thereafter. Foster Wheeler will design and supply the 30 MWth Flexi-Burn CFB test unit and some auxiliary equipment and provide site advisory services for the project. Flexi-Burn is Foster Wheeler’s version of carbon capture technology based on oxygen combustion (commonly referred to as oxy-combustion or oxy-fuel) for coal plants. Unlike,…
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