Foster Wheeler Wins British Safety Council Five Star Health and Safety Award

12/10/2011


ZUG, Switzerland, Oct 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited (FWEL) has won the coveted Five Star Health and Safety Management System Audit Award from the British Safety Council for the performance of FWEL's UK-headquartered operation in Reading.

The award follows a Five Star audit, in which the British Safety Council reviewed the health and safety performance of FWEL's Reading home office operation.

The British Safety Council Audit, encompassing the management of health and safety through to the implementation of associated systems in the workplace, results in an overall numerical score, or star rating, of the organization's performance. Organizations are rated from one to five, five being the top rating - to indicate the effectiveness of their health and safety programs. FWEL's Reading operation achieved a five-star rating, with a world-class audit score of 93 percent.

"I am proud to see that the British Safety Council has recognized our commitment to health and safety," said Umberto della Sala, Chief Operating Officer of Foster Wheeler AG. "The British Safety Council rightly focuses on not only systems and performance but on an organization's commitment to continuous improvement - a commitment that is shared by everyone at Foster Wheeler - senior management and staff alike."

The internationally recognized British Safety Council Five Star Audit is used by organizations world-wide to benchmark their health and safety management system against health and safety best practice.

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.

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