London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler wins contract for biomass fired CFB boiler

  • World's largest CFB boiler using only biomass as fuel
  • State-of-the-art renewable power plant
  • 299-MW CFB boiler for Tees Renewable Energy Plant, UK

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract and received notice to proceed by Tecnicas Reunidas SA and Samsung C&T EC UK to design and supply a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator for the Tees Renewable Energy Plant, in Teesside, UK for MGT Teesside Limited.

MGT Teesside Limited has also awarded a long term service agreement contract to Amec Foster Wheeler for boiler maintenance. Through this agreement, for a minimum term of five years, the owner will get Amec Foster Wheeler’s operations and maintenance experience and latest technology knowhow.

Amec Foster Wheeler will design and supply the 299 MWe (gross) unit of the baseload CFB power plant including auxiliary equipment and onsite technical advisory services for construction and supervisory services for commissioning.

Once it reaches its full 299-MW capacity in 2020, the boiler will be the world's largest CFB boiler utilising only biomass as fuel.

We are very pleased to be a part of this state of the art renewable power plant which will be the world's largest new build dedicated biomass plant.  This is further recognition of Amec Foster Wheeler's leadership in CFB technologies for environmentally sound renewable generation.
Tomas Harju-Jeanty, President, Energia Group, Global Power Group at Amec Foster Wheeler
We are very pleased to have Amec Foster Wheeler in this project as the boiler plant supplier with their extensive experience of large scale biomass plants.
Ben Elsworth, CEO of MGT Power
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 36,000 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 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.

Tees REP
The Tees REP is a 299MW biomass power station that will burn wood chip and pellet to generate electricity for the equivalent of 600,000 homes, 24 hours a day. The woodchip will be imported by ship from sustainable and verifiable forestry sources primarily from America and Europe, and this stock will be continually replenished as it is used. The station will help to meet the UKs renewable energy target of 15% of all energy by 2020, accounting for around 1% of the renewables target. It will save about 1.2million tonnes of CO2 per year.

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