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Foster Wheeler to acquire Siemens Energy environmental business

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Foster Wheeler has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has signed an asset purchase agreement with Siemens Energy, Inc. to acquire the Siemens Environmental Systems and Services business which supplies and services clean air technologies for use in power plants and industrial facilities.

The transaction is anticipated to close in the second quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

The purchase includes assets of the former Wheelabrator Air Pollution Control Company located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Advanced Burner Technology Company located in Branchburg, New Jersey. Combined, these business design, engineer, retrofit and service a broad range of clean air technologies for power and industrial plants including: wet and dry flue gas desulfurization (FGD) and particulate control (fabric filters and electrostatic precipitators), acid gas control, mercury control, NOx reduction and combustion optimisation systems.

‘This is a strategic acquisition which expands our capability to offer clean air products and services to our clients in both the power and industrial sectors’, said Gary Nedelka, Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group.

‘It complements our existing portfolio of clean air products and allows us to provide our clients with a full array of solutions to meet both tightening environmental regulations and the growing demand for energy on a global basis’.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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