Foster Wheeler Camden Facility Recognized by U.S. Department of Labor for Excellence in Workplace Safety and Health

14/12/2009


ZUG, SWITZERLAND, December 15, 2009 - Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that Camden County Energy Recovery Corp.’s (CCER’s) waste-to-energy facility received certification at the Star, or highest, level in the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for achievements in workplace safety and health. CCER is a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler.

-Foster Wheeler has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to effective safety and health management at their Camden County site,” said Paula Dixon-Roderick, director of OSHA’s Marlton, N.J., office. -We commend this company for maintaining an injury and illness rate considerably below the industry average.”

The plant’s Star certification came after an OSHA team’s on-site review of CCER’s safety and health programs, interviews with employees, and walkthrough of the work site. Among the areas of excellence identified during the review were extensive employee involvement at the facility, resulting in multiple engineering controls being implemented, in turn resulting in the mitigation or elimination of various risks and/or hazards such as falls, chemical exposures, and ergonomic hazards. This involvement by employees included employees performing routine safety inspections, developing job safety analyses, raising and addressing safety issues and concerns, and reviewing site safety procedures.

-Foster Wheeler is committed to safety, health and environmental excellence as an essential element of every operation and as a core business value that must not be compromised. Our focus on continuously improving our ‘state of the art’ safety processes globally to meet or exceed our annual targeted safety performance demonstrates our desire to be a leader in safety and health excellence,” said Gary Nedelka, president and chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler Global Power Group. -We are extremely proud of our entire Foster Wheeler team at CCER.”

Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs over 14,000 talented professionals with specialized expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups. The company’s Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading-edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries. The company’s Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services. The company is based in Zug, Switzerland, and its operational headquarters are in Clinton, New Jersey, USA. For more information about Foster Wheeler, please visit our Web site at www.fwc.com.

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