Sumitomo’s SHI buys Amec Foster Wheeler’s CFB technology to create a new force in fuel flexible CFB technology.
published in Asian Power, November 2017 Issue
When coal mines began to mature and power plant owners started to move to lower quality coal seams, Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) saw a huge opportunity to hasten the growth of the low quality solid fuel market. SHI leveraged on the increasing value of fuel flexibility to innovate the use of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) plants and provide plant designs catering to all kinds of generation needs. To further boost their power in the CFB market, SHI acquired Amec Foster Wheeler’s (AFW) fluidized bed technology to form Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) a new global leader in providing reliable and sustainable energy solutions.Read full article