Clinton, NJ-based Foster Wheeler, Ltd. recently announced that its subsidiary Foster Wheeler North America Corporation has been awarded an $18-million contract by SNC-Lavalin Power, Inc. of Redmond, WA to design and supply a 55 megawatt (MW) boiler for Fibrominn, LLC's biomass energy plant in Benson, MN.

According to Foster Wheeler, the Benson plant is expected to burn more than 700,000 tons of poultry litter and other biomass fuels per year, with operation scheduled to begin in 2007.

"Foster Wheeler North America Corporation remains committed to helping its customers find environmentally sound methods of generating power," said Foster Wheeler president and CEO Bernard Cherry. "In addition to providing an alternative, more environmentally friendly method of disposing of poultry-litter waste, the plant's only byproduct is ash that can be recycled as fertilizer. This plant also contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas production through the displacement of existing fossil-fueled generation by carbon-neutral biomass electricity."

Contact: Maureen Bingert, Foster Wheeler, phone 908-730-4444.

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