A consortium that includes Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group has been awarded a contract by Colorado Springs Utilities to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, located south of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
B&W PGG’s portion of the major capital improvements being implemented at the plant is valued at about $40.3 million.
B&W PGG will design, manufacture and construct a spray dryer absorber (SDA) to control sulfur dioxide emissions for the plant’s 208-MW coal-fired unit. Colorado Springs Utilities is installing emissions controls to comply with Colorado’s Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, which requires compliance with new SO2 emission levels by Dec. 31, 2017.
The project is currently in the design phase, with construction slated to begin in October. The project is expected to be fully tested and in service by the end of 2017.