Advancing CFB for 40 Years

OUR HISTORY

Largest global delivery network for fluidized bed technology

ABOUT SUMITOMO

Nanban-buki, A Masterful Technique that Changed the Face of Mining in Japan (from Sumitomo Historical Archives) 

The Sumitomo Group Family has a history dating back more than 400 years. Known initially as Izumi-ya, Sumitomo began its operations in the fields of copper refining, trading, and mining. Its Shikoku Besshi Copper Mine first opened in 1691.

The company went through several name changes during the course of its history, first with the change to Kikaika (or "Machinery Division") in 1894, and then to Niihama Seisakusho (or "Niihama Works") in 1928.  In 1969, the company joined forces with Uraga Heavy Industries, Ltd.  After the merger, the company, now operating under the name of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., opened up two large-scale plants, the Oppama Shipyard (currently known as the Yokosuka Works) and Toyo Works, establishing its foundations as a heavy industries company.

 

ABOUT FOSTER WHEELER

Foster Wheeler was formed in 1927 from a merger of two companies based in the United States: the Power Specialty Company (which replaced Water Works Supply Company, created by the Foster Family in 1884) and the Wheeler Condenser & Engineering Company, whose roots go back to 1891. In November 2014, AMEC and Foster Wheeler combined to create Amec Foster Wheeler, trading on the London and New York Stock Exchanges in the Oil Equipment and Services sector (AMFW).

 

ABOUT SUMITOMO SHI FW

In June 2017, Sumitomo Heavy Industries and Amec Foster Wheeler’s fluidized bed business combined to become Sumitomo SHI FW, a new global leader in sustainable energy solutions.

  • Largest global delivery network for fluidized bed technology
  • OEM for nearly 50% of the world’s operating CFB fleet in our served markets
  • Largest staff of most experienced fluidized bed experts
  • More R&D resources and capability than all others
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