FW Wins Contract for Circulating Fluidized-Bed Steam Generators

Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Entergy Louisiana, LLC, a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, for the design and supply of two circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generators.

The two CFBs and associated auxiliary equipment will be a part of the Little Gypsy 3 Repowering Project located in Montz, Louisiana, near New Orleans. Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the award were not disclosed, and the contract will be included in the company's bookings for the first-quarter of 2008.

Unit 3, which will be designed to deliver a baseload of 538 MWe (net megawatt electric output), will have the capability of using petroleum coke, a plentiful and inexpensive refining byproduct, as well as coal to produce electricity. Commercial operation of the plant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.

"We are pleased to be selected by Entergy Louisiana to play a part in this important project," said Gary Nedelka, president and chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler North America Corp. "A fundamental benefit of CFB technology is its naturally low emission level of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide – a benefit that is especially dramatic when compared to the older equipment that is replaced in a repowering project such as Little Gypsy 3."