Distribution Automation / Substation Automation, Generation

B&W joint venture to equip Iowa power plant

A joint venture of The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W) and architectural, engineering and construction firm Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. won a $110 million contract to replace auxiliary equipment at Interstate Power and Light Co.’s Ottumwa Generating Station power plant in Ottumwa, Iowa.

The scope of the project includes turbine rotor replacement, boiler pressure parts replacement, and balance of plant equipment, as well as construction services. The boiler’s pressure parts will be designed and supplied by B&W PGG.

B&W announced in 2012 that the joint venture was awarded a contract to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) the plant’s environmental control systems. The auxiliary equipment replacement will be performed concurrently with the plant’s previously planned environmental upgrades. Material delivery for this portion of the project is scheduled for July 2014.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., B&W has locations worldwide and employs about 14,000 people, in addition to about 10,400 joint venture employees.