16 May 2008 — Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W) will engineer and supply a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler and related emissions control equipment for Great River Energy’s Spiritwood Station, a combined heat and power (CHP) station in North Dakota, in a contract worth more than $70 million.
B&W will also design and supply Spiritwood’s advanced air quality control system, including a pulse jet fabric filter baghouse for particulate control, a spray dry absorber flue gas desulfurization system and a selective non-catalytic reduction system for nitrogen oxides control. The CFB boiler will be designed to burn lignite coal.
Engineering has begun at B&W’s Barberton, Ohio facility and at Babcock & Wilcox Beijing Company Ltd (BWBC). B&W also will obtain certain pressure parts for the boiler from BWBC. Commercial operation of Spiritwood is scheduled for March 2010.
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