B&W wins $75MM environmental construction contract for coal-fired power plant in Indiana

Source: Babcock & Wilcox Company 

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC) subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. (BWCC) has been awarded a contract worth more than $75 million to provide construction services for the installation of environmental equipment at Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO) R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield, Ind.

BWCC will erect and install two B&W-designed wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) absorber vessels, and associated reagent slurry preparation and dewatering equipment for the plant’s 465 megawatt (MW) Unit 14 and 515 MW Unit 15 coal-fired utility boilers. BWCC also will procure and erect the absorber and dewatering island structural steel for the wet FGD systems.

B&W previously announced it would design and supply the wet FGD units and related components for the project.

“B&W’s environmental project capabilities – from equipment design and manufacturing, to project management and construction services – position us to provide our utility customers with solutions to meet all of their emissions control upgrade needs,” said BWCC President Pete Waanders. “We appreciate NIPSCO selecting B&W to execute this significant project.”

Start-up of Schahfer Unit 14 is scheduled for fall 2013 and Unit 15 for fall 2015.



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