Foster Wheeler wins Masdar Shams I contract

Company to supply generator system to Abu Dhabi?s 100MW CSP project

Foster Wheeler is contributing to the Shams I project.
Foster Wheeler is contributing to the Shams I project.

Global Power Group, a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG, has been been awarded a contract to design and supply a solar steam generator system for Masdar’s Shams I concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the company has announced.

The contract includes preheaters, drum-type evaporators, and superheaters,interconnecting piping, valves, primary I&C, steel structures, and site advisory services.

The 100MW Shams I plant is being built by government-owned cleantech company Masdar, with Abengoa and Total each holding a 20 percent stake in the project. The plant will be completed by 2013 at an approximate cost of US$600 million, and consist of 768 parabolic mirrors extending over a 2.5 square kilometres area.

The project will be the largest CSP plant in the Middle East, and one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Foster Wheeler AG has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the contract value was included in the company's third-quarter 2010 bookings. The equipment delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011.

"This solar thermal power plant represents one of the first steps toward the introduction of sustainable energy sources in the region, representing a strategic development for this country," said Eric Svendsen, CEO of Foster Wheeler Energia SL in Madrid.

"The expanded 'boiler island' scope for the project's solar steam generation equipment reflects our client's recognition of and confidence in Foster Wheeler's technology and execution leadership in the solar power market,” said Svendsen.

Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment The 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.


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