Coal

Scrubbers Michigan coal plant

30 April 2010– Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc., a unit of McDermott International Inc., signed a contract worth $90 million to design, engineer, procure and construct wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, commonly called scrubbers, for two 825 MW units at Detroit Edison Co‘s Monroe Power Plant in Michigan.

B&W will supply the absorber island, piping, outlet flues and other associated equipment. B&W previously designed and installed scrubbers in the Monroe plant’s two other units, which began operation last year. The B&W contract is a part of Detroit Edison’s overall FGD project, which is estimated to cost $600 million in total and includes construction of a new 580-foot chimney, a building to house the absorber system, installation of control systems and construction of additional infrastructure.

Monroe Unit 1’s wet FGD system is scheduled for start-up in 2013. Unit 2 is expected to begin operations in 2014.

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