B&W awarded boiler contract from SaskPower

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. has been awarded a contract valued at more than $25 million from SaskPower to design and replace the upper frontwall and a portion of the reheater at SaskPower’s Shand Power Station near Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Shand Power Station features boiler technology originally designed and supplied by B&W Canada. This retrofit project is an integral part of the coal-fired station’s life extension.

“B&W is committed to executing this retrofit project in a safe, timely and efficient manner,” said Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer J. Randall Data. “We’re pleased that SaskPower has chosen us and look forward to providing project support on this important pressure part retrofit at Shand Power Station.”

“Shand provides about 300 megawatts of baseload power to Saskatchewan,” said Robert Watson, SaskPower President and Chief Executive Officer. “As an integral part of our generating fleet it’s critical that we make sure the station is operating at peak performance.”

The project is expected to be completed in June of 2012.