Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a contract from Tecnicas Reunidas and Samsung C&T EC to design and supply a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator for the Tees Renewable Energy Plant, in Teesside, UK for MGT Teesside.

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.

Energia Group, Global Power Group president at Amec Foster Wheeler Tomas Harju-Jeanty said: “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.

MGT Power CEO Ben Elsworth said: “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."