Foster Wheeler is now the direct supplier of the FW Graf
Wulff circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) scrubber technology to
the North American market, the company announced on
Although Foster Wheeler has provided this technology globally
for more than a year, it was previously offered in the North
American market exclusively through a third party under a
We strongly feel that this move will allow us to
provide a higher level of responsiveness and service to our
North American clients, said Byron Roth, CEO of
Foster Wheeler North America.
We see this technology playing a crucial role in
helping US power generators comply with the EPAs new
Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) and other upcoming rules
in an environment of tightening water restrictions and
increasingly competitive electricity markets.
Foster Wheeler supplies the CFB scrubber technology globally through its five
operating units located in North America, Europe and Asia which
are supported by Foster Wheelers scrubber technology
center, FW Graf Wulff, located in Friedrichsdorf, Germany.
The North American market was the only market
utilizing a licensee to supply our CFB scrubber
technology, said Gary Nedelka, CEO of Foster
Wheelers global power group.
This move unifies Foster Wheelers market strategy
to be the sole supplier of the technology to all markets around
Foster Wheeler acquired the Graf Wulff CFB scrubber
technology due to its flexibility to meet new tightening
regulations, not only in the US, but globally, at very low life
cycle costs while using the least amount of water.
The technology can capture a wide
spectrum of pollutants ranging from acid gases to very fine
particulates and a wide array of heavy metals and is suitable
for use with all types of boilers in the power and industrial