Foster Wheeler Awarded Prestigious Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council


ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2011-- Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that its Reading, UK, operation, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has won the British Safety Council’s highly coveted Sword of Honour in 2011.

Foster Wheeler was one of 54 organizations worldwide presented with a Sword of Honour, which award is widely recognized as the pinnacle of safety achievement.

The winners have all been recognized by the British Safety Council as having exemplary health and safety systems that are among the best in the world. In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, organizations must have achieved the maximum rating in the British Safety Council’s five star health and safety management system audit at specific locations. They must have also demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel a culture of best practice for health and safety throughout the business – from the boardroom to the shop floor.

Lynda Armstrong OBE, British Safety Council chair, said: -My warmest congratulations to this year’s winners. Your success in winning the Sword of Honour is testimony to your organization’s and your employees’ commitment to achieving and sustaining the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management.”

-Working safely is Foster Wheeler’s commitment to our workforce and clients and nothing is so urgent or important that it overrides this commitment,” said Kent Masters, Chief Executive Officer, Foster Wheeler AG. -We are very proud to receive independent endorsement of our world-class safety programs and processes. This latest award endorses and recognizes the hard work, dedication and commitment by our staff, contractors and clients to work together to realize our ‘zero harm’ safety vision.”

UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, said: -I am delighted to send my congratulations to all of those organizations being presented with an award by the British Safety Council. These awards recognize the crucial success that these organizations and their employees have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters at an international level at a time of global challenge.”

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Caption: Alex Botha (right), Chief Executive, British Safety Council, presents the Sword of Honour to Filippo Abbà, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, on Friday, 23 November 2011, at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London.

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 12,000 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, mining and metals, 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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