BABERTON, OhioThe Babcock & Wilcox Co., a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., has signed an engineer-procure-construct contract with Fortum Engineering Ltd. of Finland, through its Fortum Engineering Polska Sp. z.o.o. subsidiary, to supply a coal-fired circulating fluidized-bed boiler island to the new Tychy II power plant project in Tychy, Poland, a US$20 million project.
The capacity of the new fluidized-bed boiler is equivalent to 90 MWe. The project features B&W’s third-generation internal recirculating (B&W IR-CFB) boiler design and also includes construction and balance of boiler plant equipment.
The B&W IR-CFB boiler design is a unique two-stage internal recirculation particle system that improves performance and reduces operating and maintenance costs. This design eliminates the high-maintenance hot cyclone separators used by other suppliers.
According to James F. Wood, president of B&W, “This contract is an extremely significant milestone for Babcock & Wilcox. The market continues to demonstrate confidence in our fluidized-bed boiler technology, developed through years of research, development and operating experience.”
“This is an exciting time for Babcock & Wilcox in Europe,” Wood continued. “This EPC contract closely follows the acquisition by Babcock & Wilcox International Investments Co. Inc. of various business units of the Ansaldo Volund Group.” These units now operate as Babcock & Wilcox Volund based in Denmark.
Fortum Engineering Ltd. is part of the Engineering Sector of Fortum, one of the Nordic countries’ leading energy companies. Fortum Engineering Ltd. specializes in turnkey delivery of combined heat and power (CHP), hydro and windpower plants, as well as power plant refurbishment. It also provides design and consulting services for power plants including nuclear power.
The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., a leading worldwide energy services company. McDermott’s 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.