B&W wins contract for AEP SWEPCO power plant in Arkansas

Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. won a contract to erect a dry flue gas desulfurization unit at Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s (SWEPCO) Flint Creek Power Plant in Gentry, Arkansas.

BWCC will construct the 550 MW plant’s dry FGD system, which will create hundreds of jobs during peak construction periods in 2015.

SWEPCO is a unit of American Electric Power (AEP).

The contract was booked by B&W PGG in the second quarter of 2014. Construction activity for Flint Creek is expected to begin soon, with completion scheduled for mid 2016.