Shaw completes air quality retrofit at coal fired power plant

Baton Rouge, La., January 5, 2010 — The Shaw Group’s power generation unit completed an air quality control retrofit project for PPL Generation, a unit of PPL Corp., at its Brunner Island coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania.

As part of its engineering, procurement and construction contract, Shaw installed two flue gas desulfurization systems, or scrubbers, to serve the Brunner Island power plant’s three coal-fired generating units.

The scrubbers for Unit 3 began operation in April 2009, and the scrubbers for Units 1 and 2 began operation in November 2009.

The scrubbers will remove about 90 percent of sulfur dioxide emissions from Brunner Island’s 1,483-MW electric generating capacity.

Shaw also provided engineering services for an electrostatic precipitator retrofit on Unit 2. The retrofit, which reduces particulate emissions from the coal-fired unit, began operation in November 2009.

While working on the Brunner Island retrofit project, Shaw executed a similar EPC contract at PPL’s Montour power plant. Work at the two projects was performed simultaneously from 2006 until the completion of the Montour project in 2008.

 

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