Foster Wheeler Ltd. has declared that its Milan-based subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A., has received the prestigious International Project Management Association (IPMA) Project Excellence Award for its Lomellina 2 Project in Italy.

The award was announced at the IPMA’s 22nd Annual Congress, which took place in Rome in November 2008.

Foster Wheeler designed and built the Lomellina 2 waste-to-energy plant, which processes 180,000 tonnes per year of refuse-derived fuel to generate 25 megawatts (MWe) of electricity.

At the heart of the Lomellina 2 plant is a Foster Wheeler designed and supplied circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler. This CFB technology was selected to burn RDF and to produce steam for the generation of electricity because of its excellent environmental performance.

Established in 1965, IPMA was the world’s first project management association and is now an international network for project management societies throughout the world, with more than 30,000 members in over 40 countries.