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Fluor & B&W to market carbon-capture technology

By Gerald Ondrey |

Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) and Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., an operating unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (Lynchburg, Va.; www.babcock.com)  have formed a strategic alliance with Fluor’s Power Group to market and sell carbon-dioxide-capture systems for existing coal-fired power plants in the U.S. and Canada. Fluor and B&W will jointly market and provide project execution for Fluor’s Econamine FG Plus technology — an advanced version of an established Fluor process that has been successfully used in 23 commercial plants for the recovery of CO2 from fluegas for more than 20 years. The process uses an advanced amine-based solvent to capture CO2, which then can be permanently stored or used in other industrial applications.   The alliance combines the strengths of Fluor’s established Econamine FG Plus 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 Plus technology. The agreement also…
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