SaskPower awards boiler contract to B&W

Project worth $25 million expected to wrap up on June

May 2, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff

CHARLOTTE, NC: SaskPower has awarded a contract worth more than $25 million to Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd (B&W Canada) to design and replace the upper frontwall and a portion of the reheater at SaskPower’s Shand Power Station near Estevan, Saskatchewan. Shand Power Station features boiler technology originally designed and supplied by B&W Canada. The retrofit project is an integral part of the coal-fired station’s life extension, said B&W.

“Shand provides about 300 megawatts of baseload power to Saskatchewan,” said Robert Watson, SaskPower president and CEO. “As an integral part of our generating fleet it’s critical that we make sure the station is operating at peak performance.”

The project is expected to be completed in June.