September 28, 2008
Plants and Projects
Foster Wheeler Receives Contract for Fluidized-Bed Steam Generators Foster Wheeler Corp. (Hamilton, Bermuda; www.fwc.com), a global engineering and construction contractor with operational headquarters in Clinton, NJ, has been awarded a contract by Isolux Ingenieria S.A. and Tecna Proyectos y Operaciones S.A., for the design and supply of two circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generators for the Rio Turbio Power Project to be located near the Rio Turbio mine in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. Construction of the two 120-MW electric CFB steam generators is expected to begin in the spring of 2009, with commercial operations scheduled for 2012. The terms of the contract will be disclosed in Foster Wheeler's third-quarter financial report.
Kraton Polymers Chooses IPS for Plant Automation Upgrades
Kraton Polymers (Houston, TX; www.kraton.com), a copolymers industry pioneer and producer of styrenic block copolymers, has selected Invensys Process Systems (IPS; www.ips. invensys.com), a global technology, software and consulting firm, to provide comprehensive industrial automation services to modernize Kraton's Belpre, OH, facility. Under the five-year, $20-million contract. Piano, TX-based IPS will implement its InFusion enterprise control technology, replace the Belpre plant's existing distributed control system and digital automation system, and install Foxboro instrumentation, batch management software and linear and nonlinear advanced process control applications. IPS will also provide configuration, installation, start-up and life-time support services. Because of its age and current mix of automation systems, Kraton's Belpre plant requires an integrated solution built on a site-wide, unified automation platform that supports continued growth.
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