BARBERTON, Ohio-The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W), a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a $4.8 million order from Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC, the energy supply subsidiary of Allegheny Energy Inc., to supply 40 low NOx DRB-4Z burners and associated equipment for the Fort Martin Power Station Unit 2 in Maidsville, WV.

Under the contract, B&W will supply 40 DRB-4Z burners, overfire air (OFA) ports, lighters, scanners, furnace wall openings, coal pipe modifications, and burner management controls. The new DRB- 4Z burners are designed to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions by an additional 60 percent beyond the capabilities of the plant’s current cell burners. B&W will also provide field service engineering and operator training.

Fort Martin Power Station Unit 2 is a 550 MW coal-fired Universal Pressure (UP) boiler originally supplied by B&W in 1967. The plant is located approximately 75 miles southeast of Wheeling, WV.

Fabrication of the burners, OFA ports, furnace wall panels and piping is scheduled to begin at B&W’s West Point, Miss., facility in September 2000. Delivery is scheduled for February 2001 with start-up in May 2001.

Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC, operates and markets competitive retail and wholesale electric generation in competitive markets in the Eastern United States and operates regulated generation for its affiliates.

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. is a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., a leading worldwide energy services company. McDermott subsidiaries manufacture steam-generating equipment, environmental equipment and products for the U.S. government. They also provide engineering and construction services for industrial, utility and hydrocarbon processing facilities, and to the offshore oil and natural gas industries.