The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (BWC) announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has been awarded a contract worth more than $40 million to design, supply and install boiler pressure parts and an overfire air system, as well as perform boiler reinforcement, for the Big Stone power plant in South Dakota operated by Otter Tail Power Company.
B&W PGG also will make improvements to the 450 megawatt coal-fired power plant’s boiler to help it withstand the rigors of a new air quality control system. Enhancements to the plant’s overfire air system are designed to help Big Stone achieve lower nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions while reducing the cost to operate the plant’s selective catalytic reduction system (SCR).
B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer J. Randall Data expressed the company’s appreciation for B&W PGG being selected for the project.
“I’d like to thank Otter Tail Power Company for choosing B&W PGG for the Big Stone project,” Data said. “B&W PGG’s boiler expertise allows it to help customers across the United States maximize plant efficiency and meet new, more stringent state and federal environmental regulations.”