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Foster Wheeler

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of Ixworth Place, London, British arm of a US company

1919 Company founded.

1920 Private company formed as Power Speciality Co. Ltd.

1927 Merger of the Power Speciality Co. and the Wheeler Condenser and Engineering Co[1]

1928 Name changed to Foster Wheeler Corporation

1961 Manufacturers of oil distillation and refinery plant and steam boilers. Contractors to Admiralty for equipment repair and maintenance of boiler plant on H.M. Ships. [2]

2014 AMEC acquired Foster Wheeler, forming Amec Foster Wheeler

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