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B&W receives contract for AEP SWEPCO power plant in Arkansas

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W, NYSE:BWC) announced that the Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. Inc. (BWCC), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. (B&W PGG), has been received a contract for a dry flue gas desulfurization (FGD) unit at Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s (SWEPCO) Flint Creek Power Plant in Gentry, Arkansas.

Under terms of the contract, BWCC will construct the 550-MW plant’s dry FGD system.

“This project is a particularly important example of one that will allow for the cleaner use of coal for power generation to supply SWEPCO’s customers’ energy needs and create significant local economic benefits,” said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer J. Randall Data.

Construction for Flint Creek is expected to begin soon, with completion scheduled for mid-2016.