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B&W awarded $75-million environmental construction contract for Indiana power plant  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; www.babcock.com) says that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. (BWCC) has been awarded a contract worth more than $75 million to provide construction services for the installation of environmental equipment at Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO) R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield, Ind. BWCC will erect and install two B&W-designed wet fluegas desulfurization (FGD) absorber vessels, and associated reagent slurry preparation and dewatering equipment for the plant’s 465 MWUnit 14 and 515 MW Unit 15 coal-fired utility boilers. BWCC also will procure and erect the absorber and dewatering island structural steel for the wet FGD systems. B&W previously announced it would design and supply the wet FGD units and related components for the project. Start-up of Schahfer Unit 14 is scheduled for fall 2013 and Unit 15 for fall 2015. A pdf file is not available for this short news release.  
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