B&W wins environmental equipment contract at Lansing coal-fired plant

Source: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 contract to deliver, erect and commission a dry flue gas desulfurization system for Interstate Power and Light Company's (IPL) 270 megawatt coal-fired Lansing Generating Station in Lansing, Iowa. IPL is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT).

Under contract to Burns & McDonnell, B&W will deliver and erect a circulating dry scrubber (CDS) with a lime and byproduct solids handling system for the reduction of emissions, including sulfur dioxide (SO2). B&W will also supply new bags for the plant's existing pulse jet fabric filter. Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. will erect the environmental equipment.

CDS technology - also known as Circulating Fluid Bed Flue Gas Desulfurization (CFB-FGD) - is applicable to a wide range of unit sizes and fuel sulfur content, but is ideally suited for smaller units that fire medium to high sulfur coals. In conjunction with the pulse jet fabric filter, the CDS reduces an array of emissions with low capital and operating costs, and no waste water production.

"We've enjoyed an outstanding professional relationship with Interstate Power and Light Company and Burns & McDonnell on past projects, and we appreciate this opportunity to work with these two outstanding companies again," B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer J. Randall Data said. "A CDS system supplied by B&W is an ideal solution for many customers who are looking to reduce a plant's SO2 emissions while minimizing capital cost."

Construction on the Lansing project is scheduled to begin in 2014 and to be completed in 2015. Commissioning and startup will also occur in 2015.

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