Charlotte, N.C., September 13, 2011 – Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. won a contract worth more than $186 million to engineer, procure and construct a biomass power plant for Berlin Station, LLC in Berlin, N.H.
A unit of Delta Power Services, LLC, a B&W company, has been awarded a separate six-year contract worth more than $19 million to provide operations and maintenance services for the plant.
BWCC will lead a team that will convert the former Fraser Paper Mill to a 75 MW biomass energy power plant that will be fueled by wood chips and logging waste. BWCC’s scope of work is to engineer, procure and construct the plant and all associated balance of plant support systems, including the turbine/generator and fuel handling equipment. BWCC will self-perform the erection of all B&W-supplied equipment.
BWCC and its affiliated companies will 1) design and supply material to convert the plant’s existing black liquor recovery boiler to a bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler; 2) design and supply the plant’s selective catalytic reduction system for nitrogen oxides control, a baghouse for the control of particulates emissions, a continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) and other plant equipment; and 3) design and supply ash handling equipment.
Engineering for the project will begin immediately, and start-up is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2013.