B&W to Supply Environmental Controls for Consumers Energy

$55 million in contracts includes new boiler equipment for Michigan power plant

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. has logged new contracts it estimates at $55 million to design and supply environmental control equipment, and to design and engineer a boiler economizer, for Consumers Energy’s J.H. Campbell Generating Complex near West Olive, Mich. B&W PGG, a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Co., did not indicate the schedule for the new equipment delivery or installation.

In addition to equipment, B&W will perform engineering, conduct procurement services, and handle construction and commissioning of the new installations.

The Campbell Complex is coal-fired electric power plant situated on Lake Michigan about 10 miles south of the city of Grand Haven. It has a total generating capacity of 1,450 megawatts, enough to supply electricity for about 1 million people, and consists of three generating units: Unit 1 started up in 1962, Unit 2 in 1967, and Unit 3 in 1980. These units generally operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, burning low-sulfur western coal (1 and 3) or a combination of eastern and low-sulfur western coal (2). The entire complex consumes a reported 6 million tons of coal annually.

B&W will supply four spray-dry absorber (SDA) systems to control sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions for Campbell Unit 3 (835 MW).

Also, B&W will supply a lime-preparation system, ash handling systems, and a B&W V-Temp economizer for the plant.

Previously B&W was contracted to conduct an environmental upgrade at Consumers Energy’s D.E. Karn plant in Michigan; a construction project at the Campbell plant; and to design and build of a selective catalytic reduction system for the Campbell plant.

“As our customers work to comply with new federal emissions standards, we’re ready to meet their needs as a total environmental solutions provider,” stated B&W PGG president and COO J. Randall Data.

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