(EnergyAsia, November 9 2012, Friday) — Foster Wheeler AG said a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by BHI Co Ltd to collaborate in the design of two supercritical pulverised coal (PC) fired steam generators in South Korea.

The client, STX Electric Power Co Ltd (STXEP), is including the generators in the Buk-Pyeong power plant project in Gangwon-do province. The first unit is due to start up in the fourth quarter of 2015, and will be followed up by the second unit in the second quarter of 2016.

BHI, which is Foster Wheeler’s licensee for utility PC technology in the region, will supply two 595 MWe (gross megawatt electric) supercritical PC steam generators and other major equipment for the project.

Foster Wheeler said the design combines its proven wall-fired PC steam generator with advanced BENSON vertical-tube (BVT) supercritical steam technology to achieve plant efficiencies well beyond conventional units.

Foster Wheeler, which said it has received a full notice to proceed on the contract, declined to reveal the contract terms and value.

Byron Roth, CEO of Foster Wheeler North America Corp, said:

“While the benefits of Foster Wheeler’s advanced supercritical PC technology have already been demonstrated in the utility market, this is our first such contract in the South Korean market.

“The combination of our design package and BHI’s equipment will deliver state of the art steam generator efficiency and environmental performance.”

Geun-Heung Lee, BHI Co Ltd’s vice chairman, said:

“As Foster Wheeler’s licensee for this technology, we are delighted with the contract award from STX Electric Power. We look forward to working with Foster Wheeler to build this environmentally friendly, advanced-technology base-load thermoelectric power plant in Korea.”