Foster Wheeler Energia Oy of Finland has won a E350 million contract from the Irish state-owned Electricity Supply Board (ESB) for the engineering, procurement and construction of two peat-fired power plants of 150 MWe and 100 MWe each based on circulating fluidised bed boiler technology. The plants will be built at two ESB sites over the next three years. When the new plants begin commercial operation at the end of 2004, older plants at these sites will be decommissioned, and ageing plants at two other ESB sites will be retired.