Babcock & Wilcox wins environmental EPC contract

23 June 2009 — The Babcock & Wilcox Co. won a contract to engineer, procure and construct wet flue gas desulfurization systems and related equipment for two boilers at PacifiCorp’s Naughton power plant in Wyoming.

B&W’s scope includes the design, supply and erection of two sodium carbonate-based flue gas scrubbing systems, interconnecting ductwork, booster fans, a water softening system, waste water treatment and facilities for sodium reagent delivery.

Engineering for the project is already underway. Material delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010. Naughton Unit 2’s WFGD system is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2011, with Unit 1’s new system to follow in the second quarter of 2012.