B&W to design, supply $26MM emissions control system at coal-fired plant in Michigan

Source: The Babcock & Wilcox Company

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has been awarded a $26 million contract to design and supply two spray dry absorber (SDA) systems for Consumers Energy’s D.E. Karn power plant in Hampton Township, Mich. 

The SDA systems, also known as dry scrubbers, will be used to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from the Karn plant’s two 275 megawatt coal-fired boilers. B&W PGG will also supply a lime preparation system and two recycle ash systems for the plant. 

“B&W PGG offers customers comprehensive, industry-leading SO2 control technology options,” said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer Richard L. Killion. “The SDA system chosen by Consumers Energy will help them meet their emissions reduction targets in a reliable and efficient manner.” 

Engineering is underway at the company’s Barberton, Ohio operations. The first unit is scheduled for operation in spring 2014, with the second unit to follow in fall 2014.

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