Air Pollution Control Equipment Services

Construction and Contracts

Issue 6 and Volume 106.

Washington Group International has been selected to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for WE Power’s 500 MW combined-cycle plant to be built at Port Washington, Wisc. The Port Washington project forms part of Wisconsin Energy’s plan to add 2,800 MW of new capacity in Wisconsin.

Sargent & Lundy has been awarded a contract by Salt River Project to perform engineering, procurement support, construction support, and start-up support for the 825 MW combined-cycle Santan Expansion Project in Gilbert. Ariz., with commercial operation scheduled for 2005.

AES Corp. has signed an agreement with Stone & Webster to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the completion of the 730 MW Wolf Hollow project at Granbury, Texas. AES replaced original contractor NEPCO, a unit of Enron. Operation is set for October.

Norwalk, Conn.-based RJM Corp. has been awarded a contract to modify six gas fired boilers owned by Austin, Texas municipal utility, Austin Energy, in order to meet new state emission standards. All six will employ RJM’s nitrogen oxide reduction technologies. RJM will provide engineering and install equipment that will modify burners in the Austin plants.

Framatome ANP has been awarded a contract by Rochester Gas & Electric to fabricate and install new control rod drive mechanisms and a new replacement reactor vessel head at its Ginna nuclear plant in Ontario, N.Y. Framatome has also been selected by AEP to negotiate agreements resulting in a long-term alliance to make continued improvements in the operating performance of the Cook nuclear plant.

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada’s largest engineering group, has received contracts totaling $900 million to take over construction of eight gas-fired power plants in the U.S. from Enron’s National Energy Production Corp. The plants will have a combined installed capacity of 8,700 MW.

Menardi, a subsidiary of Beacon Industrial Manufacturing, will supply 13,800 reverse-air filter bags to ALSTOM Power. The fiberglass filter bags will be installed in two baghouses collecting fly ash from a coal-fired boiler at the SCE&G Wateree Station facility in Wateree, SC.

Ionics has received an order valued at $13.7 million to provide a zero liquid discharge system for the 2,250 MW Gila River power project in Arizona.

A consortium of Duke/Fluor Daniel and Babcock Borsig Power has been awarded a contract by Duke Power to provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for one of the largest selective catalytic reduction systems ever built in the U.S. at Belews Creek Steam Station, a two-unit, 2,240 MW coal-fired power generation facility in Stokes County, N.C. The SCR system will reduce the plant’s NOx emissions 80 percent, from a current baseline of 0.50 lb/MMBtu to 0.10 lb/MMBtu. Installation should be completed in 2004.