22 June 2010 – China’s Sinopec Wuhan Company has awarded a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group for the design and supply of three circulating fluidized-bed steam generators for a proposed cogeneration plant for the 800,000 tonne/year ethylene manufacturing project in central China’s Wuhan city.
Foster Wheeler will design and supply the three 80 MWe CFB steam generators and auxiliary equipment, and provide site advisory services for the project. The CFB steam generators will be designed to burn coal and petroleum coke while meeting all environmental requirements.
Commercial operation of the new steam generators is scheduled for second quarter 2012.
Mark Garvey, chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler Power Group Asia, said: ‘Counting this award, Sinopec has ordered 26 CFB steam generators from Foster Wheeler, clearly confirming their continued confidence in our fuel-flexible and environmentally friendly CFB technology.’