The new combined heat and power plant will be located in Lukoil’s oil refinery in Ploiesti, Romania.

Foster Wheeler will design and supply the circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator and auxiliary equipment for the boiler island. The plant will be designed to burn petcoke and up to 20% heavy fuel oil. Commercial operation is scheduled for early 2010.

James Stone, president and CEO of Foster Wheeler Europe Power Group, said: We are very pleased to be given this opportunity by Lukoil, one of Russia’s largest vertically integrated oil companies. The award is further evidence that the fuel flexibility of CFBs appeals to clients globally across a full spectrum of power generation needs in a wide variety of utility and industrial applications.