Barberton, Ohio, March 9, 2010 — Babcock and Wilcox Power Generation Group and Fluor Corporation have formed a strategic alliance to market and sell carbon dioxide capture systems for existing coal-fired power plants in the U.S. and Canada.
B&W PGG and Fluor will jointly market and provide project execution for Fluor’s Econamine FG Plus technology — an advanced version of an established Fluor process used in 23 power plants for the recovery of CO2 from flue gas for more than 20 years.
The process uses an advanced amine-based solvent to capture carbon, which can then be permanently stored or used in other industrial applications.
The alliance combines the strengths of Fluor’s established Econamine FG PlusSM technology and engineering, procurement and construction capabilities with B&W PGG’s expertise in the retrofit supply and integration of air quality control systems.
Both companies will collaborate on providing engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services using Fluor’s Econamine FG PlusSM technology.
The agreement also includes a license for B&W to use and market the technology in support of this collaborative effort. B&W will provide Fluor access to its research and development facilities and pilot plant in Barberton, Ohio for testing and advancing the process for future coal-fired plant scale-up applications.
The Babcock and Wilcox Company, a unit of McDermott International, is an advanced energy technology service company focused primarily on nuclear and fossil power. B&W has locations worldwide and employs more than 20,000 people.
Fluor Corporation is an engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management firm headquartered in Irving, Texas.