Amec Foster Wheeler announces the award of two contracts by Freeport-McMoRan Inc. for the design and supply of a new wet flue gas desulfurization system at their existing copper smelter facility in Miami, Arizona, USA.
The value of the contracts has not been announced.
Under the contracts, Amec Foster Wheeler will provide a new scrubber vessel equipped with a dual flow tray to optimize sulfur dioxide reduction, spray nozzles, recycle pumps, and mist eliminators, as well as engineering and site supervision services. Commercial operation of the unit is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.
"With environmental legislation becoming increasingly stringent, Amec Foster Wheeler is proud to deliver products, technologies and services that help our clients solve their environmental challenges," said Byron Roth, Amec Foster Wheeler President, Environmental & Industrial, Global Power Group. "Our flue gas desulfurization systems have been successfully operating in the power, municipal solid waste, steel, aluminium and other processing industries for more than 40 years."
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
With pro-forma 2013 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of 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's Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading-edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, minerals and metals, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries. The company's Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services.