Emissions control equipment being delivered to IGCC power plant

The first two of four particulate control devices (PCDs) are traveling approximately 70 miles to the site of the 582 MW Kemper County integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant in Mississippi. The other two PCDs are expected to be delivered to the site the following week.

The delivery of this equipment requires a skilled, coordinated effort between the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Kemper County Sheriff’s Department, the city of DeKalb, Tennessee Valley Authority, 4-County Electric Power Association, East Mississippi Electric Power Association, Burkhalter Rigging and Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co.

The PCD filters remove any remaining particulates after lignite is gasified.

“These components will play a vital role in delivering clean, safe, made-in-Mississippi energy to Mississippi Power customers,” said Tommy Anderson, vice president of generation development. “We’re less than 16 months from commercial operation and this facility will utilize the cleanest technology available.”

Plant operator Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), said the project is nearly 75 percent complete and is on schedule to be completed in May 2014. Currently, more than 3,000 workers are on-site.

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