Amec Foster Wheeler Wins Contract for Multi-Fuel CFB Designed to Burn 100% Biomass

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Lahti Energia Oy, a municipality-owned energy supplier, for the design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator plant for the new bio-fuelled heating plant, Kymijärvi III in Lahti, Finland.

Under the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will deliver the 158 MW thermal CFB unit with flue gas cleaning and other auxiliary equipment including assembly and commissioning. The multi-fuel steam generator will be designed to burn up to 100% bio-fuel, which will consist mainly of wood chips from forest residues and forest industry by-products. It is also designed to use peat and coal as additional and/or alternative fuels.

Tomas Harju-Jeanty, President, Amec Foster Wheeler Energia Group said:

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“For many years, Lahti Energia has successfully utilised Amec Foster Wheeler technologies and services at the Kymijärvi power plant. Our journey will now continue and we are very pleased to have been selected to deliver this state-of-the-art CFB boiler island for the Kymijärvi III-project. The boiler is designed to meet today's stringent environmental requirements and provide cleaner energy to the city.”

Eero Seesvaara, Managing Director of Lahti Energia said:

“The Kymijärvi III bio-heating plant is a big step towards carbon free energy production not only for Lahti Energia but also for the City of Lahti. This investment will provide strong support for the local economy and employment as part of the domestic fuel supply chain. The smooth execution of construction is very important for us. For that reason, we are very pleased to work with a well-known contractor like Amec Foster Wheeler.”

Amec Foster Wheeler ( ) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler has sold over 400 CFB steam generating units around the world, bringing high-value technology solutions to utilities, independent power generators and industrial clients. Our leadership position in CFB combustion has resulted from our commitment to deliver superior designs providing high efficiency, fuel flexibility and low emissions.

On the 2 March 2017, Amec Foster Wheeler announced that it had signed an agreement to sell its core boiler business to Sumitomo Heavy Industries.

Source: Amec Foster Wheeler
Date: Apr 11, 2017