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Amec Foster Wheeler to deliver 158MW CFB steam generator for Finnish energy supplier

Published 11 April 2017

British engineering and consulting firm, Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract to design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator plant for Finnish energy supplier, Lahti Energia.

The steam generator plant, which will be located in Kymijärvi III in Lahti, Finland, will be powered by biofuel and will be capable of generating 158MW of power.

As per the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will supply a thermal CFB unit with flue gas cleaning and other auxiliary equipment as well as assembly and commissioning.

The CFB unit will be a multi-fuel steam generator will run on 100% biofuel, consisting of wood chips from forest residues and forest industry by-products. The plant will also use peat and coal as additional or alternative fuels.

Amec Foster Wheeler Energia Group president Tomas Harju-Jeanty said: “For many years, Lahti Energia has successfully utilised Amec Foster Wheeler technologies and services at the Kymijärvi power plant.

“Our journey will now continue and we are very pleased to have been selected to deliver this state-of-the-art CFB boiler island for the Kymijärvi III-project. The boiler is designed to meet today's stringent environmental requirements and provide cleaner energy to the city."

Lahti Energia managing director Eero Seesvaara said: “The Kymijärvi III bio-heating plant is a big step towards carbon free energy production not only for Lahti Energia but also for the City of Lahti."

Amec Foster Wheeler offers consulting, engineering and project management services for the oil and gas industry. The company, which employs 36,000 people, operates across 55 countries. Last year, the company earned revenues of £5.4bn.

Recently, it received a global framework contract from BP International to offer engineering, procurement support and project management services for pre-FEED (front end engineering and design) and FEED work across a range of projects.