Foster Wheeler Wins Contract for Feasibility Study for Karnalyte's Wynyard Carnallite Project in Saskatchewan, Canada

03/02/2011


ZUG, Switzerland, Feb 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Foster Wheeler AG, (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a feasibility study contract by Karnalyte Resources Inc. for the Wynyard Carnallite Potash Project in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The study will consider initial production of 500,000 tons per year and expansion of the facility to two million tons per year within five to six years. The Wynyard facility is expected to recover high purity potassium chloride from potash ore deposits. The potassium chloride will be used to produce potash fertilizer.

The value of the contract was not disclosed. The award will be included in the company's first-quarter 2011 bookings.

Foster Wheeler will also coordinate preparation of the overall Environmental Impact Statement, which will advance concurrently with the feasibility study. GeoEngineers Inc. will perform environmental and geotechnical engineering services for the study. ERCOSPLAN Ingenieurgesellschaft Geotechnik und Bergbau mbH of Erfurt Germany will perform mining engineering services for the underground mining portion of the study.

"This award is strategically important for us because it expands upon our mining-related expertise in the Global E&C Group. We see this as a growth area in which we plan to leverage and grow our capabilities," said Umberto della Sala, chief executive 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, 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 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 search for a permanent Chief Executive Officer; further deterioration in the economic conditions in the United States and other major international economies, 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 competition by non-U.S. and U.S. companies, 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
Cheryl Chartier, 713-929-5546
cheryl_chartier@fwhou.fwc.com
or
Investor Relations:
Scott Lamb, 908-730-4155
scott_lamb@fwc.com
or
Other Inquiries:
908-730-4000
www.fwc.com/GlobalPowerGroup

Return to topTop