Foster Wheeler to Supply CO Boiler For CPC's Refinery in Taiwan

26/05/2009


ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 27, 2009-- Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced that subsidiaries in its Global Engineering and Construction Group, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited and Foster Wheeler (G.B.) Limited, have been awarded contracts by CTCI Corporation (CTCI) for the supply of a CO (carbon monoxide) boiler for CPC Corporation’s (CPC) new residue fluidized catalytic cracker (RFCC) at CPC’s Talin Refinery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. CTCI is the prime contractor for the engineering, procurement and construction of CPC’s RFCC project.

The Foster Wheeler contract value for this project was not disclosed and will be included in the company’s second-quarter 2009 bookings.

Foster Wheeler’s scope includes a proprietary Foster Wheeler-designed incinerator to destroy carbon monoxide in the waste gas stream from the RFCC, a boiler section to recover heat from the resulting flue gas, and a selective catalytic reduction flue gas treating system to minimize emissions of nitrogen oxides to the atmosphere. The project management will be performed by Foster Wheeler from its UK Operating Center with additional engineering support from its Indian Operations.

-This award reinforces our position as a leading supplier of CO boilers, in particular where stringent emissions limits apply. Following our recent supply of a Terrace-Wall™ reformer and three other fired heaters to CTCI for Bangchak Petroleum Public Co., Ltd.’s Product Quality Improvement Project in Thailand, we look forward to working together on this latest award to build on the existing good working relationship between our two companies,” said Michael J. Beaumont, chairman and chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler Energy Limited.

CTCI Corporation with its headquarters in Taipei and more than 7,000 professional employees worldwide is the largest EPC firm in Taiwan providing integrated services to its clients in the areas of oil/gas, refinery, petrochemicals, chemicals, LNG receiving terminals, infrastructure, transportation, power plant and environmental industry. The major overseas subsidiaries of CTCI are located in Thailand, China, Vietnam, India, and Saudi Arabia. For more information about CTCI Group, please visit its website at www.ctci.com.tw.

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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