B&W joint venture signs contract for ultra-supercritical coal-fired boilers in China

Source: The Babcock & Wilcox Company

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC ) announced that Babcock & Wilcox Beijing Company Ltd. (BWBC) has signed a contract to build two 1,000 megawatt (MW) ultra-supercritical coal-fired boilers for a large power plant project in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, China. BWBC is a joint venture between Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) and Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric Holding Company, Ltd. 

The two Spiral Wound Universal Pressure (SWUP™) boilers – which will be the first 1,000 MW SWUP B&W boilers in operation in China – utilize one of B&W’s most advanced and efficient coal-fired boiler designs. This design provides increased energy output and lower emissions compared to subcritical boilers. 

“With the demand for energy in China at an all-time high, B&W’s ultra-supercritical boilers offer our customers a solution to meet that demand,” said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer Richard L. Killion. “By generating more energy from less fuel, our boilers also help customers produce power more efficiently, economically and in a more environmentally friendly manner.” 

Contract activities for the Zhoushan project are underway at BWBC’s facility in Beijing. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2012. 

A pioneer in efficient boiler technology, B&W designed the world’s first supercritical boiler and the world’s largest supercritical boiler at 1,300 MW.



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