Coal-fired power plant will be upgraded by B&W, Burns & McDonnell

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W, NYSE: BWC) on Oct. 4 said a joint venture of subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. Inc. (BWCC) was awarded a $290 million contract to engineer, procure and construct environmental control systems for Interstate Power and Light Co.’s (IPL) 726 MW coal-fired Ottumwa Generating Station in Ottumwa, Iowa.

B&W’s portion of the contract includes $43 million for the design and supply of environmental equipment.

BWCC and its joint venture partner, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. Inc., will perform site construction, including the erection of two B&W spray dry absorber (SDA) systems for sulfur dioxide (SO2) control and two pulse jet fabric filter baghouses to control particulate emissions at the Ottumwa plant. The team also will provide engineering services for the balance of plant and supply flues, fans, foundations and electrical work.

Work is underway at the construction site, with start-up and commissioning of environmental equipment scheduled to be complete by January 2015.

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