London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler to supply power island for Cleco Corporation, USA

  • Design and supply of power island
  • Green solution for power using existing heat source

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract to design and supply a complete power island for Cleco Corporation in Louisiana, USA.

The approximately 50 MWe power island is an environmental friendly power solution that will take advantage of an existing heat source to create power without any additional greenhouse gas emissions. The heat, provided to Cleco by a third-party supplier, is generated from the production of carbon black, used in items such as tyres and industrial rubber products. This waste heat will be used to produce steam which will in turn create electricity that can be sold and sent to the grid.

Under the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will supply the power plant’s major equipment, including steam turbine generator, waste heat recovery steam generator, condenser, feedwater heater, deaerator, pumps and cooling tower. Commercial operation of the power plant is expected in 2018.

Gary Nedelka, Group President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group
We are pleased to be able to provide Cleco a comprehensive solution addressing all of their process critical requirements by making beneficial use of an existing heat source without adding to the carbon footprint.
Gary Nedelka, Group President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group
Notes to editors

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


Employing around 40,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 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, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.


Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.


Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group (GPG) has a track record of execution performance for competitively delivering projects virtually anywhere in the world. It has world class capabilities in the design, supply and erection of boilers, auxiliary steam and air pollution control equipment including a wide range of aftermarket products and services. GPG’s products and services enable utilities, independent power producers, and industrial clients achieve their power, process steam and environmental goals


Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.



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