Foster Wheeler Awarded Third Successive Order of Distinction by the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents


ZUG, SWITZERLAND, June 22, 2010 – Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded the prestigious Order of Distinction Award for Occupational Health and Safety by the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the third year running. The Order of Distinction Award is only presented to those companies which have achieved at least 15 consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards for outstanding health and safety performance on projects around the world. The 2010 Award follows Foster Wheeler’s achievement of the Award in 2009 and 2008.

-Receiving the prestigious RoSPA Order of Distinction award signals an unbroken track record of achieving world-class health and safety performance. It recognizes our comprehensive health and safety management systems, and highlights the dedication and unwavering commitment of all our employees to the pursuit of health and safety excellence. We are of course very proud of all of our safety awards but I am also fully committed to ensuring that we constantly strive to ‘raise the bar’ and deliver an even better performance going forward,” said Robert Flexon, chief executive officer, Foster Wheeler AG.

David Rawlins, awards manager, RoSPA, said: -Foster Wheeler has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Organizations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognized and that’s where the RoSPA Awards come in.

-As well as there being clear ethical reasons and legal requirements for good health and safety management, there is also a strong business case. RoSPA is delighted to publicly honor organizations which have demonstrated their work to improve performance in this sphere.”

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CAPTION: Lord Brougham & Vaux (left) CBE, deputy president, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), presents the prestigious RoSPA Order of Distinction Award for Occupational Health and Safety for the third year running to Jonathan Holliday (center), HSE training & audit manager, and Wayne Seddon, construction HSES manager, both from Foster Wheeler Energy Limited.

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 Web site at

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