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BRIEF: $43 million emissions control contract awarded for Ottumwa Generating Station

Dave DeWitte, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Babcock and Wilcox Co. has been awarded a $43 million contract to engineer and supply a major emissions control systems for Alliant Energy’s 743-megawatt Ottumwa Generating Station.

The system includes a spray dry absorber that will control sulfur dioxide emissions the 726-megawatt-coal-fired power plant and a pulse jet fabric baghouse filter that will control particulate emissions.

Engineering work for the project is currently under way and startup is anticipated for May 2014. according to a statement from the Babcock and Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc., released Friday, Dec. 23.

The contract was awarded by engineering and construction firm Burns and McDonnell.

Richard Killion, Babcock and Wilcox Power Generation Group president, said new federal regulations, including the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, have created a need for efficient and effective emissions control technology.

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