Merger in Environmental Technologies Foster Wheeler Takes-Over Siemens Environmental Systems and Services
Swiss-American engineering giant Foster Wheeler takes over the Siemens Environmental Systems and Services business: The new business segment, which supplies and services clean air technologies for use in power plants and industrial facilities, shall be integrated into Foster's Global Power Group.
Zug/Switzerland – The acquisition also 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. The merger allows Foster Wheeler to offer a comprehensive line of environmental equipment to complement its steam generator products, company speakers stated. The offerings include design, engineering, retrofit and service of 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 optimization systems.
“With environmental legislation becoming increasingly stringent around the world, we wanted to be in a better position to address these environmental challenges for our clients,” said Gary Nedelka, Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group. “Foster Wheeler now offers a full array of solutions to meet both tightening environmental regulations and the growing demand for energy on a global basis.”