The Polish subsidiary of US firm Foster has won a series of contracts for the development of Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) boilers.
Deven JSCo, a subsidiary of Solvay Sodi, has placed a $60 million order for a 400 tonnes per hour CFB boiler island for its industrial power station located in the town of Devnya in Bulgaria for process steam and electricity for Solvay Sodi, one of the largest soda ash plants in the world.
Foster Wheeler’s scope comprises the design and supply of the CFB boiler island, including fuel and limestone crushing plants, and boiler house steel construction, erection and commissioning. The boiler is scheduled to start commercial operation in the last quarter of 2008 and will be fuelled by petcoke and imported hard coals.
In a separate deal Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract for the design and supply of two coal-fired CFB boiler islands by Abalco SA for the Alumar alumina refinery situated in Sao Luis in northern Brazil.
The $46 million contract will see the company design and supply of two 280 tonnes per hour CFB boiler islands, including the fuel silos, boiler auxiliaries, ash handling systems, instrumentation, steel structures, and supervision of erection and commissioning. The boiler islands are scheduled for commercial operation in the first quarter of 2008.
The Alumar refinery is jointly owned by BHP Billiton (36%), Alcan (10%), Alcoa Aluminio (35.1%) and Abalco (18.9%).