B&W wins contract to upgrade coal-fired power plant

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) said its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has been awarded a $43 million contract by architectural, engineering and construction firm Burns & McDonnell to engineer and supply a spray dry absorber (SDA) system and a pulse jet fabric filter baghouse for Interstate Power and Light Co.'s (IPL) 726 MW coal-fired Ottumwa Generating Station power plant in Iowa.

B&W said the SDA system will control sulfur dioxide (SO2) and the baghouse will control particulate emissions from the power plant.

Engineering work for the project is currently underway and start-up is anticipated for May 2014.

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