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B&W signs contract to begin second phase of FutureGen 2.0 carbon-capture project  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; www.babcock.com) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has reached an agreement with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to begin initial engineering and preparation for full front-end engineering and design work on the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. B&W’s complete scope of work for FutureGen 2.0 includes the design of the near-zero emissions plant’s oxy-coal combustion system, air quality control systems, boiler, steel and other control systems. The contract authorizes B&W and the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to begin project Phase II-A for the 167-MW (gross) power plant in Meredosia, Ill. During this time, B&W and the Alliance will continue to negotiate additional contracts to proceed with full front-end engineering and design work. The DOE earlier this month announced the beginning of Phase II project development and a new cooperative agreement with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance. "Our contract with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance is a major milestone in the FutureGen project and we’re excited to begin work on this…
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