Engineering Services Foster Wheeler Provides Engineering Services to Cynar

Editor: Marion Henig

Foster Wheeler announced that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Cynar to provide basic process engineering design services for a 6,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) plant to convert non-recyclable waste plastics into liquid fuels, primarily diesel.

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Cynar converts non-recyclable waste plastics into liquid fuels. (Picture: Ariane Sept /
Cynar converts non-recyclable waste plastics into liquid fuels. (Picture: Ariane Sept /

Zug/Switzerland – The plant will utilize Cynar’s pyrolysis technology, supplemented with Foster Wheeler’s refining knowledge to produce liquid fuels. The basic design package is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2011.

The Foster Wheeler contract value for this project was not disclosed. Approximately half of the value was included in the company’s fourth-quarter 2010 bookings and the remainder will be included in the company’s first-quarter 2011 bookings.

Cynar has a demonstration plant, located in Portlaoise, Ireland. Foster Wheeler has been working with Cynar over the past year on study work aimed at improving the quality of the fuel produced. This work has identified changes that are required, and these modifications are being incorporated into the design for the new plant at the same location.

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