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Amec Foster Wheeler scoops contract in Jordan

Located in Attarat Um Ghudran near Amman, the two 235MWe CFB boilers are designed to burn 100% of Jordanian oil shale

Amec Foster Wheeler has won a design and supply contract in Amman [representational image].
Amec Foster Wheeler has won a design and supply contract in Amman [representational image].

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co (GPEC), to design and supply two circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) steam generator boilers, and provide technical advisory services.

Located in Attarat Um Ghudran, southeast of Amman, the two 235MWe CFB boilers are designed to burn 100% of Jordanian oil shale.

This is a noteworthy project for Amec Foster Wheeler with GPEC, which was selected in 2014, to perform the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) on the $2.1bn 554MW oil shale fired power plant, Jordan’s first.

This project will help Jordan utilise its substantial oil shale reserves, estimated to be approximately 30 billion tonnes, thereby reducing its reliance on imported oil and gas.

It is expected to meet 10-15% of Jordan’s annual power demand, according to a company statement.

Tomas Harju-Jeanty, president, Amec Foster Wheeler Energia Group, Global Power Group, said: “This project is the first utilising Jordan’s abundant oil shale reserves.

“This cooperation between China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co Ltd and Amec Foster Wheeler is an achievement in oil shale-fired power plants.”

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