Foster Wheeler Awarded Two Solar Steam Generator Contracts in Spain

23/08/2011


ZUG, Switzerland, Aug 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded contracts to supply solar steam generator systems to two separate solar projects in Spain.

The first of the two contracts is with UTE Africa Solar, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the La Africana Solar Thermal Power Plant, located in Fuente Palmera (Cordoba, Spain) to supply steam generating components (feedwater heaters, preheaters, evaporators, superheaters, and reheaters) for a single 50 MWe train thermal plant. The equipment will be integrated into a concentrated parabolic trough thermal solar plant using molten salts to store the sun's energy and provide additional hours of plant operation without sun radiation. The equipment delivery is scheduled for second-quarter 2012. Foster Wheeler will also provide site advisory services during the plant's commissioning phase.

The second of the two contracts is with UTE Termosolar Olivenza (a joint venture created by Acciona and Seridom), the EPC contractor for the Olivenza Solar Thermal Power Plant, located in Olivenza (Badajoz, Spain) to supply a similar scope as that of the La Africana project. This 50 MWe plant consists of 2 x 25 MWe trains and also utilizes concentrated parabolic trough technology with thermal oil as the heat transfer fluid. The equipment delivery is scheduled for first-quarter 2012.

Foster Wheeler has received full notices to proceed on both contracts. The terms of the agreements were not disclosed, and the contract values were included in the company's first-quarter 2011 bookings.

"Undoubtedly, these awards are recognition of our commitment to solar energy and our client's confidence in Foster Wheeler as a reliable thermal solar equipment supplier," said Jesús Martí, Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler Energia, S.L. in Madrid. "Since 1973 we have been a leader in the solar thermal power market and are thrilled to be a part of its fast paced future."

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 http://www.fwc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Foster Wheeler AG news releases may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management's assumptions, expectations and projections about the Company and the various industries within which the Company operates. These include statements regarding the Company's expectations about revenues (including as expressed by its backlog), its liquidity, the outcome of litigation and legal proceedings and recoveries from customers for claims and the costs of current and future asbestos claims and the amount and timing of related insurance recoveries. Such forward-looking statements by their nature involve a degree of risk and uncertainty. The Company cautions that a variety of factors, including but not limited to the factors described in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the following, could cause the Company's business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in forward-looking statements: benefits, effects or results of the Company's redomestication or the relocation of our principal executive offices to Geneva, Switzerland; the benefits, effects or results of our strategic renewal initiative; further deterioration in global economic conditions, changes in investment by the oil and gas, oil refining, chemical/petrochemical and power generation industries, changes in the financial condition of its customers, changes in regulatory environments, changes in project design or schedules, contract cancellations, changes in estimates made by the Company of costs to complete projects, changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies worldwide, compliance with laws and regulations relating to its global operations, currency fluctuations, war and/or terrorist attacks on facilities either owned by the Company or where equipment or services are or may be provided by the Company, interruptions to shipping lanes or other methods of transit, outcomes of pending and future litigation, including litigation regarding the Company's liability for damages and insurance coverage for asbestos exposure, protection and validity of its patents and other intellectual property rights, increasing global competition, compliance with its debt covenants, recoverability of claims against its customers and others by the Company and claims by third parties against the Company, and changes in estimates used in its critical accounting policies. Other factors and assumptions not identified above were also involved in the formation of these forward-looking statements and the failure of such other assumptions to be realized, as well as other factors, may also cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Most of these factors are difficult to predict accurately and are generally beyond the Company's control. You should consider the areas of risk described above in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made by the Company. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised, however, to consult any additional disclosures the Company makes in proxy statements, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE: Foster Wheeler AG

Foster Wheeler AG
Media
Julie Stanisz, 908-730-4047
julie_stanisz@fwc.com
or
Jan Rogers, 908-713-3288
jan_rogers@fwc.com
or
Investor Relations
Scott Lamb, 908-730-4155
scott_lamb@fwc.com
or
Other Inquiries
908-730-4000
fw@fwc.com

Return to topTop