KBR (NYSE:KBR) announced that its subsidiary Roberts & Schaefer (R&S) has been selected by Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Bottom Ash and Economizer Ash Handling System Replacement project in Palatka, Fla. R&S will facilitate the turnkey installation of the wet bottom ash system for the two 650 Megawatt (MW) units at the coal-fired power plant.
The plant’s existing wet systems will be replaced with DRYCON™ dry bottom ash systems. The DRYCON™ is expected to increase efficiency at Seminole’s existing facility. The new system is expected to lower operating and maintenance costs to the utility while improving environmental performance. Installation of the equipment is scheduled during the spring and fall of 2012. This project marks the first utilization of the technology in the U.S. and will be the first conversion of a wet to completely dry bottom ash system in almost 20 years in North America.
“We are proud to be a part of this unique, historical project and look forward to building a relationship with our newest client,” said Mark Williams, Group President, Infrastructure, Government & Power. “The execution of the region’s first-time installation of this technology will enhance R&S’s expertise to carry out future projects of this kind.”
KBR subsidiary selected for first US installation of dry bottom ash systems