Reading: Foster Wheeler wins Queens Award

Foster Wheeler Energy, the Reading-based international project management, engineering, procurement and construction contractor, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. This is the eighth time that a Foster

Wheeler UK company has won a Queen’s Award.

To win the Queen’s Award a company must be able “to demonstrate substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success, to levels that are outstanding for the goods or services concerned and for the size of the applicant’s operations”. Foster Wheeler was judged for its outstanding achievement in international trade, sustained over not less than three years.

“Winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a tremendous honour for our company,” said Michael J. Beaumont, chairman and chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler Energy Limited. “We have played, and are playing, a key role in safely delivering some of the largest, most challenging and technically complex projects in the world today. The expertise, commitment and professionalism of our people are key to our success and I would like to thank all of our staff for the contribution they have made in achieving the

outstanding export growth that has led to this prestigious Queen’s Award.”

During the past three years, Foster Wheeler Energy has secured business in 46 countries particularly in Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and Asia.

Foster Wheeler Energy Limited is an international project management, engineering, procurement and construction contractor offering a complete range of services worldwide to the energy and industrial sectors, principally serving the upstream oil & gas, LNG, midstream (gas-to-liquids/coal-to-liquids, integrated gasification combined cycle/carbon capture & storage and emerging technologies), refining, chemicals & petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries. The company, with 89 years of experience and employing around 3,500 people in the UK, is headquartered in Reading with substantial full capability offices in Glasgow, Teesside, Johannesburg, Chennai and Kolkata. Foster Wheeler Energy is a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG based in Zug, Switzerland.