Foster Wheeler Awarded Carbon Capture Study Contract by the CO2 Capture Project


ZUG, Switzerland, Oct 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by the CO2Capture Project (CCP)* to undertake a study to evaluate a range of refinery, in-situ extraction of bitumen and natural gas power generation CO2 capture scenarios.

The Foster Wheeler contract value for this project was not disclosed and was included in the company's third-quarter 2010 bookings.

The CCP is a partnership of seven of the world's major energy companies including BP, Chevron, Eni, Petrobras, Shell, Suncor, ConocoPhillips and associate member EPRI. Since its formation in 2000, the CCP has been at the forefront of advancing the technologies that will underpin the widespread adoption of CCS. The CCP is now in the third phase of its work (CCP3); a critical stage in preparing the ground for widespread deployment of CCS. The study awarded to Foster Wheeler will contribute to this phase of the CCP's program.

Foster Wheeler will study the application of CO2post-combustioncapture to a range of refinery, in-situ extraction of bitumen and natural gas power generation CO2 capture scenarios, including both retrofit and green-field solutions. The study is expected to be completed at the end of the fourth quarter of 2010 with the production of a 'CO2 Capture Handbook' to be used by the CCP participants for their use in pre-screening work on carbon capture projects.

"This award reflects the depth and range of our carbon capture and storage expertise and our extensive energy refining and chemicals experience. It also demonstrates the client's confidence in our ability to leverage this expertise and apply creativity and outside-the-box thinking to deliver high value-added consultancy and help our client meet its objectives," said Umberto della Sala, president and chief operating officer, Foster Wheeler AG.

Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 13,000 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 office is in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information about Foster Wheeler, please visit our website at

The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) is an award-winning partnership of seven major energy companies, working to advance the technologies that will underpin the deployment of industrial-scale CO2capture and storage.

Since its formation in 2000, the CCP has undertaken more than 150 projects to increase understanding of the science, economics and engineering applications of CCS. The group has been working closely with government organizations -- including the U.S. Department of Energy, the European Commission and more than 60 academic bodies and global research institutes. CCP received the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Recognition Award in 2009 for its contribution to the advancement of CCS.

For further information on the work of the CO2 Capture Project please visit

*The contract has been awarded by BP Corporation North America Inc. as operator on behalf of the CO2 Capture Project (CCP).

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