Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract from Enefit Energy in Estonia for the delivery of a boiler technology upgrade project. This will increase oil shale retort gas combustion in an existing circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler that was supplied by Amec Foster Wheeler in 2004.
Today, retort gas is burned in small amounts in the boilers of Enefit´s power plants. Once the project is complete, Enefit will be able to burn almost the entire volume of gas generated in the modified boiler plant which should result in higher efficiency and improve environmental conditions.
For this engineering, procurement and construction contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will provide the design, supply, construction and commissioning of modifications and equipment to the existing 100 MWe CFB boiler. This should substantially increase its retort gas combustion capacity of heat input when co-firing with Estonian oil shale.
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.
Enefit is an international energy company that operates in the unified electricity of the Baltic and Nordic countries and sells liquid to global markets. Enefit offers energy solutions ranging from electricity, heat and fuel production to sales, customer service and consulting. Enefit is the world´s largest oil shale energy company with over 75 years of experience.