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Amec Foster Wheeler awarded oil shale fired CFB boilers contract in Jordan

April 20/2017

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.

Located in Attarat Um Ghudran, approximately 100 km southeast of Amman, the two 235 MWe CFB boilers are designed to burn 100% of Jordanian oil shale.

Amec Foster Wheeler was selected in 2014 by GPEC to perform the EPC of the USD2.1 B 554-MW oil shale fired power plant, Jordans 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 Jordans 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 Refinery.

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.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, petrochemistry, Crude oil, UK.
Category:General News
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