B&W wins $40.3 million emission control contract by Colorado Springs Utilities

A consortium that includes its Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) unit has been awarded a contract by Colorado Springs Utilities to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, located south of Colorado Springs, Colo.

B&W PGG’s portion of the major capital improvements being implemented at the plant is valued at about $40.3 million.

B&W PGG will design, manufacture and construct a spray dryer absorber to control sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions for the plant’s 208 MW coal-fired unit. Colorado Springs Utilities is installing emissions controls to comply with Colorado’s Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, which requires compliance with new SO2 emission levels by Dec 31, 2017.

Mark Low, senior vice president, B&W PGG Global Services Division, said, “We are excited for the opportunity to execute this project for Colorado Springs Utilities.

“Environmental regulatory compliance is critical to the long-term viability of the U.S. coal fleet, and B&W PGG offers a full suite of technology options to assist utilities and industry in meeting emissions standards.”

The project is currently in the design phase, with construction slated to begin in October. The project is expected to be fully tested and in service by the end of 2017.

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