Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydropower

U.S. Based Company To Build German Biomass Power Plants

Bermuda-based global company Foster Wheeler, says its Finnish based subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Energia Oy, has been awarded three power plant projects in Germany in the wake of that country’s modified bioenergy legislation.

HAMILTON, Bermuda 2002-02-25 [SolarAccess.com] The value of the projects is approximately US$70 million and each will use Foster Wheeler’s advanced circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler technology applied to biomass-based power generation. A 20 MWe turnkey biomass-fired power plant has been awarded by German-based MVV Energie AG. The plant will be located at Konigs Wusterhausen, near Berlin, and is scheduled for completion in mid-2003. Foster Wheeler was also awarded a contract by Prokon Nord Energiesysteme GmbH for a 63 MWt CFB unit at Papenburg. The plant, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2003, will primarily supply industrial customers and will also generate 20 MWe of electricity. In addition, Foster Wheeler was selected by Heizkraftwerk Kehl GmbH, majority owned by a subsidiary of Germany’s second-largest utility, RWE, to supply a turnkey 44 MWt CFB boiler plant. This unit, scheduled for completion in early 2003, will be part of a plant supplying electricity to the national grid and process steam to the Kohler paper mill in Kehl. “These projects reflect our technological leadership in winning all recent projects involving CFB-based biomass-fired power plants in Germany, among global competition,” said Elias Gedeon, Foster Wheeler’s vice president of global power sales. “They represent strong references for extending the use of Foster Wheeler’s technology for “green energy” projects in the European and global marketplace.”