Babcock & Wilcox Company, The - 11.14.2005

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) has received a contract from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for coal-fired Cyclone™ furnace replacements at its Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro, Ky.

Work will be completed on Paradise Unit 3, a 1,150-megawatt B&W Universal Pressure boiler. B&W will supply 23 10-foot diameter forced circulation Cyclone furnaces, re-entrant throats and main furnace wall panel assemblies, thin door radial coal burners, platforms, windbox casing, ductwork and accessory equipment. Installation of the equipment will be provided by Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc.

The new Cyclones will feature many technological improvements to improve Cyclone boiler operation and optimize fuel firing flexibility.

Fabrication for the project will be completed at B&W’s West Point, Miss., plant, while headers will be manufactured at the company’s Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, facility. Materials are scheduled for delivery in August 2007, with complete installation and start-up expected in December 2007.

Paradise Unit 3 is the largest Cyclone-equipped boiler ever built.

TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and is completely self-financed. TVA provides power to large industries and 158 power distributors that serve approximately 8.6 million consumers in seven southeastern states.

The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., a leading worldwide energy services company. McDermott subsidiaries manufacture steam-generating equipment, environmental equipment, and products for the U.S. government. They also provide engineering and construction services for the offshore oil and natural gas industries.


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