MOSCOW (MRC) -- Amec Foster
Wheeler announces that it has been awarded a new contract by China Energy
Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co., Ltd., for the design and
supply of two circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator boilers, as well
as technical advisory services, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.
Attarat Um Ghudran, approximately 100 km southeast of Amman, the two 235 MWe CFB
boilers are designed to burn 100% of Jordanian oil shale.
Wheeler was selected in 2014 by GPEC to perform the EPC of the USD2.1 B 554-MW
oil shale fired power plant, Jordan’s first.
This project will help
Jordan utilize its substantial oil shale reserves, estimated to be approximately
30 Bt, thereby reducing its reliance on imported oil and gas. It is expected to
meet 10%–15% of Jordan’s annual power demand.
"As leading energy markets
around the world aim to introduce energy-efficient and eco-friendly solutions
with challenging fuels, this project is further testament to Amec Foster
Wheeler's leadership and track record in CFBs, which is central to this effort.
We will use our CFB technology that is successfully operating in four European
plants to burn oil shale," said Tomas Harju-Jeanty, President, Energia
Group, Global Power Group at Amec Foster Wheeler.
As MRC informed earlier,
Amec Foster Wheeler won the tender as the project's manager and consultant to
carry out primary engineering designs with a total cost of USD34 million for the
Third Olefins and Second Aromatics Project Integrated with Al-Zour
Amec Foster Wheeler plc is a British multinational consultancy,
engineering and project management company headquartered in London, United
Kingdom. It is focused on the oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy,
environment and infrastructure markets and has offices in over 55 countries
worldwide.Roughly a third of its turnover comes from Europe, half from North
America and 12% from the rest of the world.