Foster Wheeler is to design and supply two 315 MW circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boilers for a new lignite-fuelled power plant under development for TXU Corp by Bechtel Power.

The $100 million contract will see Foster Wheeler supply boilers for TXU’s Sandow Steam Electric Station in Rockdale, Texas.

Construction at the site is expected to begin in second quarter of 2006, with commercial operation scheduled for summer 2009.